Recent Work
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An undisclosed bidder in its proposed acquisition of a majority interest in the Northern Courier pipeline, and all related long-term transportation service agreements.

  • Newfield Exploration Co., as Canadian counsel, in its C$5.5B acquisition by Encana Corp.
  • A confidential project participant in upstream and downstream commercial arrangements in connection with the LNG Canada project.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An undisclosed bidder in its proposed acquisition of Enbridge Inc.’s provincially and federally regulated natural gas pipeline and processing facilities.

  • AltaGas Ltd. in commercial arrangements with Kelt Exploration Ltd. to provide energy infrastructure for the liquids-rich Montney development, including gas processing, construction, transportation, fractionation, terminalling and LPG marketing arrangements. 
  • Nabors Industries Ltd., as Canadian counsel, in its acquisition of Tesco Corporation.
  • 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.
  • 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., and concurrent private placement offering of subscription receipts to partially fund the transaction for US$173.5M.
  • Heemskirk Canada in connection with a project financing relating to the construction of an expansion to a frac sand mine in British Columbia.
  • Lax Kw'alaams First Nation in negotiating the C$2B Benefit Agreements with the Province of BC, NW LNG and PRGT.
  • Seven Generations Energy Ltd. in its acquisition of a minority interest in Steelhead LNG Limited Partnership, which is proposing two LNG export facilities on Vancouver Island, and related joint venture arrangements.
  • ARC Energy Funds in various fund formations and ongoing investment and divestment activities in Canada, including the formation of ARC Energy Fund 8 with capital commitments of over $1.5B, and the acquisition of Boulder Energy for approximately $268M (including the assumption of debt).
  • Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. in its C$1.5B sale to Crescent Point Energy Corp.
  • PetroChina International Investment Company Limited, directly and indirectly through its subsidiary Phoenix Energy Holdings Limited, in its C$1.9B acquisition of a 60% working interest in Athabasca Oil Corp.’s MacKay River and Dover oil sands projects, and in its subsequent acquisitions of the remaining 40% interest in the MacKay River project for C$680M and the remaining 40% interest in the Dover project for C$1.2B.
  • Caracal Energy Inc. in its C$1.5B acquisition by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Glencore Xstrata Plc.
  • PTTEP Canada Limited in its acquisition of the remaining 60% ownership interest in the Thornbury, Hangingstone and South Leismer oil sands areas from Statoil Canada Ltd., in exchange for its 40% stake in the Leismer and Corner projects and C$200M in cash.
  • 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.
  • China National Offshore Oil Company in its US$19.5B cash acquisition of Calgary-based Nexen Inc., including the assumption of debt.