Sean Ralph is a leading senior energy lawyer. He has exceptional expertise in domestic and international energy transactions and major industrial project development in the energy, renewable power and mining industries.
Complementary to his private law practice, he brings a wide breadth of in-house experience having served as general counsel, senior legal counsel and board member with major domestic and global organizations. Sean served as General Counsel and on the Board of Directors for the Canadian subsidiaries of a major international integrated energy company. He also served as General Counsel for the Canadian subsidiary of one of the largest EPC companies in the world.
He is also an expert in corporate governance and served as corporate secretary to several international organizations. His board and management experience includes serving as Compliance and Chief Ethics Officer, Director of Risk Management, as well as serving as a member of various Executive Management teams, Government and Public Affairs Committees, Contract and Tender Review Boards, Incident Command Teams and Pension Plan Committees.
Sean has extensive international energy practice experience having lived and worked in The Hague, The Netherlands, with one of the largest international integrated energy companies in the world. He also lived and worked in Houston, Texas, USA for another major international integrated energy company while working on the development and construction of a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker project.
With over 20 years of experience working on some of the largest energy projects in North America and abroad, Sean is well versed in all aspects of industrial project development and operations and brings a unique perspective to the firm. He has acted for both project proponents and engineering, procurement and construction companies as well as subcontractors and suppliers. From legal structuring, design and engineering through construction, procurement and operations, Sean’s project experience is expansive. He is also well versed in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance and new business development transactions in Canada, the United States and internationally.
Sean is recognized by Best Lawyers as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in Energy Law.