Randy Lonsdale

Senior Legal Counsel (Construction)
LNG Canada Project

Randy Lonsdale is a Calgary-based Senior Legal Counsel (Construction) at the LNG Canada Project, a large liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction and export facility being constructed in British Columbia, Canada. The Project is owned by a joint venture comprised of Royal Dutch Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi and KOGAS. It has been described by Canada’s Prime Minister as the “single largest private sector investment in the history of Canada.” Randy headed the owners’ legal team in drafting and negotiating the Project’s main, multi-billion dollar (US), lump sum EPC contract, which is among the world’s largest ever for an energy infrastructure project in terms of contract spend. Before being seconded to the Project from Shell Canada, Randy primarily supported the engineering, construction and procurement contracting activities of several Shell-owned and invested, multi-billion dollar energy projects.  Prior to joining Shell in 2007, he practised as a commercial lawyer in leading firms in Calgary and Vancouver, and worked as a legal consultant in Saipan (CNMI.) Randy spent two years seconded to a leading law firm in Seoul, Korea, and also worked in Seoul for the Korean government advising its Seoul-Busan high speed rail construction project team. He speaks fluent Korean. Randy is a graduate of the University of Alberta (B.A. (Economics) 1984, and J.D. 1987), and was subsequently admitted to the Alberta and British Columbia Bars of Canada.