Michael Dyck

Michael L. Dyck Partner

Representative Work
  • AIMCo Realty Investors LP in its acquisition of Edmonton Tower, a new 27 story office and retail complex in the heart of the ICE District, from the Katz Group.
  • Aqua Terra Water Management, LP in its US$80M senior secured syndicated credit facilities.

  • JPMorgan, as Canadian counsel to JPMorgan and the other lenders, in the €10.1B acquisition of AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business by the Carlyle Group and GIC.

  • Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada in the sale of its interest in Sun Life Plaza located in Calgary, Alberta. Sun Life and Choice Properties REIT each sold a 50% interest in the complex to Aspen Properties Ltd. for an aggregate purchase price of C$225M.
  • Liricon Capital in its development of a site in Banff, Alberta, on more than 30 acres owned by Canadian Pacific Railway and leased by Liricon by way of a ground lease, which development is proposed to include the restoration of the Banff Train Station, a number of other heritage buildings, significant new commercial development and a passenger gondola linking the development with Liricon’s Mount Norquay ski resort, which is located on Crown lands within Banff National Park and leased by Liricon.
  • The second lien secured noteholders in Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.’s debt refinancing transaction.
  • Citi and Credit Suisse, as initial purchasers, in the US$320M offering by Canacol Energy Ltd. of 7.25% senior unsecured notes.
  • Strathallen Capital Corp. in its C$702.9M acquisition of a portfolio of 44 properties from OneREIT, and concurrent sale by Strathallen of six of the acquired properties to Alberta Investment Management Corporation.
  • Heemskirk Canada in connection with a project financing relating to the construction of an expansion to a frac sand mine in British Columbia.
  • A pension fund in the disposition of a 100% interest in an office tower in downtown Calgary, Alberta.
  • A large pension fund in connection with the acquisition of multiple sites for mixed use, multi-residential developments, including all co-ownership arrangements and property management arrangements and construction financing arrangements.
  • British Columbia Investment Management Corporation in the restructuring of co-ownership arrangements for Bankers Hall in Calgary, Alberta, and with respect to the development, construction and financing of Bankers Court in Calgary, Alberta.
  • Baybridge Seniors Housing Trust (a subsidiary of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board) in the acquisition and financing of a 50% interest in a portfolio of seven seniors housing facilities in Alberta and entered into arrangements regarding future developments and acquisitions of seniors housing facilities.
  • Real Storage Private Trust in connection with its acquisition and financing of various self-storage properties in Western Canada and Ontario.
  • A pension fund, through its realty advisor, in connection with its acquisition, disposition and financing of various industrial properties in Western Canada.
  • The owners of Hanson Square in connection with the finalization of their ownership structure, the development and management arrangements for the project, and the transfer of a 50% interest in the project.
  • A public company engaged in the child care industry with its ongoing acquisition of various child care facilities across Canada and in connection with its lending arrangements.
  • British Columbia Investment Management Corporation in respect of the disposition of Airport Corporate Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
  • Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation in its recovery of over C$29M in the receivership of 3 Eau Claire Developments Inc.
  • A syndicate of banks led by Credit Suisse, as Canadian counsel, in respect of a US$265M senior secured syndicated term loan for Canacol Energy.
  • The Intercreditor Agent, Canadian Facility Agent and the Canadian Facility Lenders to Alliance Canada in the renewal and revision of the Canadian Facility Agreement and related Facility Documents concurrently with a similar renewal and revision of the US Facility Agreement. The foregoing are part of the financing arrangement for the cross-border Alliance Pipeline System.
  • A borrower in the energy trading business, as Canadian counsel, in connection with its US$1.2B syndicated secured credit facilities.
  • A borrower, as Canadian counsel, in the energy trading business in connection with its US$1B secured syndicated credit facilities.
  • CNOOC Limited, as Canadian counsel and co-borrower, in connection with a US$300M uncommitted demand letter of credit bank facility with The Bank of Nova Scotia.
  • Credit Suisse, as Canadian counsel, in connection with a US$125M syndicated secured loan to Tuscany International Drilling Inc. and Tuscany South America Ltd., as borrowers, and various amendments and restatements to such facility.
  • Teck Resources in connection with its acquisition, by way of plan of arrangement, of SilverBirch Energy Corporation and the spin-off of SilverWillow Energy Corporation.