Our Practices
Calgary students


Our Corporate Group is recognized in Canada and globally for its leading expertise in developing and executing complex, innovative and timely business transactions. When working with our Corporate Group, students are regularly exposed to mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, banking and structured lending, corporate reorganizations, derivative products and general corporate and commercial advice. Students will work with our corporate team on behalf of many of our clients, including Canadian and multinational corporations, investment dealers, banks and other financial institutions, investment funds, regulatory bodies, professional services firms and governments and their agencies.

Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions are a core practice area of Stikeman Elliott's national and international practice. We have been involved in numerous contested and negotiated M&A transactions, particularly those with a cross-border aspect, spanning both regulated and unregulated industries. We have extensive experience with take-over bids, plans of arrangement, leveraged buy-outs, management buy-outs and auction processes.

Corporate Finance & Securities
Our securities lawyers have an impressive track record in some of the most high-profile transactions in the Canadian market, including major privatizations by public offering, contested change-of-control situations, multi-jurisdictional offerings and initial public offerings. We are frequently retained by large multinational corporations based outside Canada in the Canadian portion of their global and cross-border offerings and we also provide advice on both transactional and day-to-day compliance matters for a number of mid-sized issuers.

Our banking expertise covers unsecured and secured lending, by one lender or in syndication, as well as structured transactions such as project financings, acquisition and lender offer financings, securitizations, and derivatives. We are particularly well known for our work on work-outs and restructurings and have participated in some of Canada's largest and most high-profile situations in this regard.

Stikeman Elliott provides high-level legal advice to a broad range of regional, national and international clients in the energy industry. Our lawyers have extensive experience in all aspects of the oil and gas industry, representing clients involved in exploration, development, production, processing, storage, transportation and marketing. We regularly advise clients on the purchase and sale of producing properties and facilities, the entering into of long term processing, storage, transportation and marketing arrangements and the development of significant projects. Our expertise also extends to acting for borrowers or lenders in financings and restructurings and representing energy companies in corporate reorganizations.

With respect to the power industry, our lawyers represent developers, generators and financial institutions in independent power production. We have represented developers on projects in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, financial institutions on projects in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario and participants in the restructured electrical sector in Alberta.

Our lawyers are highly experienced in all aspects of energy trading and energy derivative products, representing a broad range of market participants that include producers, marketers, merchant banks and other leading financial institutions and dealers based in Canada and internationally that trade in natural gas, petroleum, natural gas liquids, electrical power and other energy related commodities.

Stikeman Elliott's experience in the energy sector extends to renewable energy, climate change and emissions trading. We have acted for clients with respect to wind, solar and hydroelectric power projects, in addition to projects in emerging areas involving ethanol, biomass and methane.