Recent work
  • GBC Oil Company in a US$113M 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.
  • Bankers Petroleum Ltd. in ongoing commercial and operational advice, including in regards to contractual relations with the government of Albania regarding the largest onshore oilfield in Europe; in regard to its marine export crude oil sales contracts; and in the sale of its oil and gas properties in Hungary.
  • INNOVA Global Ltd. in its US$43M acquisition of Braden from Global Power Equipment Group, including entities in the U.S. and the Netherlands.
  • Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) in its US$500M investment, with Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and other co-investors, in the entity that acquired Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG for US$4.9B.
  • Nabors Industries Ltd., as Canadian counsel, in its acquisition of Tesco Corporation.
  • The Special Committee of Trilogy Energy Corp. in its merger with Paramount Resources Ltd.
  • Centrica plc in the C$722M acquisition of its Canadian oil and gas exploration and production business by Canlin Energy Corporation, a consortium of two Hong Kong-based companies, MIE Holdings Corp. and Can-China Global Resource Fund, and Geneva-based Mercuria Energy Group.
  • Source Energy Services Ltd. in its C$175M initial public offering.
  • Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C., a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum, as Canadian counsel, on its joint venture with Pembina Pipeline Corporation regarding a proposed integrated propylene and polypropylene production facility in Sturgeon County, Alberta.
  • BP Canada in C$600M litigation against Aux Sable Canada relating to a twenty year product supply agreement for natural gas and NGLs transported on the Alliance Pipeline.
  • AltaGas Ltd. in its proposed C$8.4B cross-border acquisition of WGL Holdings, Inc., including related financing, consisting of a US$4.95B bridge facility, a C$2.1B bought deal public offering of subscription receipts and a concurrent C$400M private placement of subscription receipts to OMERS.
  • Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Power Assets Holdings Limited in their C$1.7B acquisition of a 65% indirect ownership interest in select heavy oil pipeline and storage assets from Husky Energy in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and related joint venture, financing and commercial arrangements.
  • Seven Generations Energy Ltd. in its C$2B acquisition of petroleum and natural gas assets from Paramount Resources Ltd. and concurrent bought-deal public offering of subscription receipts for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$750M.
  • Canexus Corporation in its C$900M acquisition by Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund.
  • Teine Energy Ltd. in its C$975M acquisition of Viking light oil and heavy oil properties located in South Western Saskatchewan.
  • Gran Tierra Energy Inc. in its US$525M acquisition of PetroLatina Energy Ltd., a private exploration and production company, with assets located primarily in Colombia, and concurrent private placement offering of subscription receipts to partially fund the transaction for aggregate gross proceeds of US$173.5M.
  • InterOil Corporation in its successful defense of a proxy contest involving former CEO, Phil Mulacek, who ran a short slate of directors and sought to implement various governance reforms.
  • West Campus Development Trust in its mixed use development of 190 acres of land adjacent to the University of Calgary campus having a projected build out of nine million square feet, under a ground lease structure from the University of Calgary.
  • Phillips 66 in objecting to an application made by Trans Mountain Pipeline to the National Energy Board for approval to include in pre-expansion pipeline tolls the approximate C$100M cost of enhancing the marine spill response capabilities required for Trans Mountain’s proposed expansion of the oil pipeline between Edmonton, Alberta and Burnaby, British Columbia.
  • The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) in respect of the application made by the Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench to set aside a decision of the AESO regarding what competitive electricity market information is required by legislation to be published.