Peter Yates is a business and energy lawyer helping small, medium and large-sized Alberta-based business clients that have local, Canadian and multi-national operations.
Peter is business-minded, goal-oriented and focused on efficiencies, so as not to "over-lawyer" transactions. He is also flexible and works to help clients help themselves in order to reduce lawyer fees.
"My approach is to focus on getting the deal done - without throwing up a bunch of issues and roadblocks that make things difficult for my clients."
Peter works with clients listed on both the TSX and the TSX Venture Exchange with issues that range from small capital expenditures to multi-billion-dollar merger transactions.
Whether it’s support with financing and funding, day-to-day legalities involved in running a businesses, mergers and acquisitions, share and asset transactions, or closing out a business - Peter provides the strategic counsel and services clients’ needs at any point in the business lifecycle. Peter is effective and notably, over the past few years, Peter has been involved in three different proxy battles helping his clients win each time.
Peter is an integral part of the firm’s Energy Practice, bringing many years of experience working with oil and gas exploration and production companies as well as oilfield services companies. He also works with a number of clients in the emerging technology sector.
Peter’s practice includes the following areas of focus:
Outside of Work
Peter enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children, who are all involved in sports. He is an avid downhill skier and loves to play golf, mostly in BC. Every March, he lives every golfer’s dream and travels with a group of enthusiasts to walk in the footsteps of the greats by playing courses like Torrey Pines (San Diego) and Pebble Beach (California).