Calgary

Standing out in Alberta’s legal landscape

Recognized within the dynamic and competitive Calgary market as a leading business law firm, Stikeman Elliott attracts a significant and growing share of Western Canada’s most complex transactions and high-stakes disputes. Since opening in 1992, our office has skilfully represented domestic and international companies in a wide range of industries.

Leaders in mergers and acquisitions

Members of our Calgary office are adept at advising clients on an extensive variety of transactions —from traditional private deals to some of the most highly scrutinized inbound investments. Lawyers frequently advise on foreign investment in the Canadian energy sector, including acting on a number of precedent-setting transactions for state-owned entities and other international investors. Our experience also includes significant domestic transactions and asset divestments, which is characteristic of cyclical commodity markets.

A complete portfolio of business law services

Clients have access to comprehensive advice in relation to a suite of business law matters, and we are proud to be the firm that clients come to when it counts most. Our internationally recognized team provides practical legal advice and clear, bespoke recommendations in many areas:

  • Capital markets and securities
  • Corporate commercial law
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Banking and finance
  • Real estate
  • Tax
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Employment and labour

Lawyers work together closely with every client, ensuring that our clients' challenges become our challenges. We provide seamless advice for clients at every stage of the business cycle and in relation to all aspects of their business and operations.

A key strategic partner in the Canadian energy sector

Our legal expertise spans the breadth of the Canadian oil and gas, power and renewable energy, and energy services industries. Clients know they can count on us for practical and decisive recommendations, as well as strategic legal solutions that anticipate and address business issues arising from the cyclical nature of the oil and gas industry. Stikeman Elliott provides commercial and regulatory advice to all energy market participants, and we are highly experienced in a broad array of oil and gas and oilfield service transactions and cases – from the financing and development of major projects to ongoing operations.

Corporate citizens dedicated to supporting our community

Stikeman Elliott firmly believes that individual passion drives collective and team success, and that we exist to serve our clients and communities.

We are proud to live and work in Calgary, and our office is committed to initiatives that support positive change in this city. Our corporate citizenship program includes three main pillars: serving the community, reducing our environmental footprint and creating an inclusive workplace. All team members focus on creating programs that further these goals and enable lawyers and staff to be active in their own communities.

Recent work
  • GBC Oil Company in a US$105M international arbitration against the government of Albania for wrongful expropriation of producing oilfields.
  • Macquarie Group, as Canadian counsel, in the acquisition of Cargill Inc.’s North America power and gas business.
  • RimRock Oil & Gas in its purchase of US$500M of assets from Whiting Petroleum Corporation, and its initial equity funding by Warburg Pincus.
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