Julie D'Avignon

Julie D'Avignon Partner

Representative Work
  • A geophysical and technical service provider in its joint venture with an international company, set up to develop and test a ‘first of its kind’ electric and motor technology, including exclusive access for our client to the technology in North America and other parts of the world for licensing and future development.
  • AltaGas Canada Inc. in connection with its C$1.7B acquisition by the Public Sector Pension Investment Board and the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund Board.
  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation in its C$4.35B acquisition of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited and the U.S. portion of the Cochin Pipeline system.
  • Wrangler Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Rubicon Technology Partners, in its sale of Aucerna to Thoma Bravo.
  • Waterous Energy Fund in the formation of its initial US$1.05B fund.
  • An undisclosed bidder in its proposed acquisition of Enbridge Inc.’s provincially and federally regulated natural gas pipeline and processing facilities.

  • Baytex Energy Corp. in its all-stock acquisition of Raging River Exploration Inc. to create a combined organization with an enterprise value of approximately C$5B.
  • AltaGas Ltd. in the acquisition of a 50% ownership interest in certain existing and future natural gas processing plants in the Aitken Creek area from Black Swan Energy Ltd., and related joint venture processing, transportation and marketing agreements, that also includes new AltaGas liquids handling infrastructure, for a total capital investment by AltaGas of approximately C$230M.
  • AltaGas Ltd. in the C$165M sale of Canadian midstream and power assets to Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc.
  • TriWest Capital Partners in the approximately C$123M sale of Landmark Cinemas LP to Kinepolis Group NV.
  • Sterling Resources Ltd. in its reverse take-over of PetroTal Ltd. on the TSX-V and concurrent acquisition of certain Peruvian oil and gas assets of Gran Tierra Energy Inc.
  • Primero Mining Corp. in its C$32.5M sale of Black Fox mine and associated assets to McEwen Mining Inc.
  • Macquarie Group, as Canadian counsel, in the acquisition of Cargill Inc.’s North America power and gas business.
  • EV Private Equity in its investment in Evolution Engineering Inc.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • STEP Energy Services Ltd. in its C$100M initial public offering.
  • Source Energy Services Ltd. in its C$175M initial public offering.
  • Sterling Resources Ltd. (“Sterling”) in the US$163M sale by Sterling and its wholly-owned subsidiary, SRUK Holdings Ltd., of Sterling Resources (UK) Ltd. to Oranje-Nassau Energie B.V.
  • Canexus Corporation in its C$900M acquisition by Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund.
  • AltaGas Ltd. in its 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.
  • National Oilwell Varco, Inc. in its C$53.5M acquisition of the global completion tools business of Trican Well Service Ltd.
  • TransCanada Trust and TransCanada PipeLines Limited, as Canadian tax counsel, in connection with an offering of US$750M of trust notes by TransCanada Trust.
  • Journey Energy Inc. in the aggregate C$198M initial public offering and secondary offering by Infra-PSP Partners Inc.
  • Seven Generations Energy Ltd. in its C$931.5M initial public offering.
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited in its agreement with Progress Energy Canada Ltd., Pacific NorthWest LNG Ltd. and Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) to acquire a 10% interest in Progress Energy’s natural gas reserves in northeastern British Columbia and in the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG export facility on Canada’s West Coast, and related joint venture arrangements.
  • ExxonMobil Canada as tax counsel in its agreement to purchase of all of Celtic Exploration's outstanding common shares at a cash price of C$24.50 per share, valued at approximately C$3.1B.