Christopher Nixon

Christopher W. Nixon Partner

Christopher Nixon


  • University of Alberta (LL.B. 1979)

Bar Admission

  • Alberta, 1980
Representative Work
  • Nabors Industries Ltd., as Canadian counsel, in its acquisition of Tesco Corporation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Chambers Canada 2018 as a Band 1 ranked lawyer in Corporate/Commercial (Alberta), with clients noting "very bright guy who knows how to get deals done" and an "excellent technical lawyer."
  • Chambers Global 2018 as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A.
  • International Financial Law Review's IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2018 as highly regarded in Capital Markets: Debt and Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions.
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