Competition/Foreign Investment

Representative Work

Savanna Energy Services Corp. Hostile TakeOver

Counsel to Savanna Energy Services Corp. in the defense of the 2017 hostile takeover bid by Total Energy Services Inc.

Tourmaline Oil Corp. $1.369 Billion Acquisition from Shell Canada Energy

Counsel to Tourmaline Oil Corp. in the 2016 $1.369 billion acquisition of strategic assets located in the Alberta Deep Basin and the North East British Columbia Gundy area from Shell Canada Energy.

FirstEnergy Capital Corp. Acquisition by GMP Capital Inc.

Counsel to FirstEnergy Capital Corp. in the 2016 $99 million acquisition by GMP Capital Inc. 

Freehold Royalties Ltd. Acquisition from Husky Energy Inc.

Counsel to Freehold Royalties Ltd. in the 2016 $165 million acquisition of royalty production and lands from Husky Energy Inc.

Raging River Inc. Acquisition of Rock Energy Inc.

Counsel to Rock Energy Inc. in the 2016 $110 million acquisition by Raging River Inc.

VolkerWessels Canada Ltd. Acquisition of a Private Construction and Highway Maintenance Company

Counsel to VolkerWessels Canada Ltd.(Volker Stevin) in connection with its 2016 acquisition of a private construction and highway maintenance company, Lakes District Maintenance Ltd.

Whitecap Resources Inc. $595 Million Acquisition from Husky Energy Inc.

Counsel to Whitecap Resources Inc.in the 2016 $595 million acquisition of premium oil assets in southwest Saskatchewan from Husky Energy Inc.

Kicking Horse Energy Inc. Acquisition by ORLEN Upstream Canada Ltd.

Counsel to Kicking Horse Energy Inc. in the 2015 $356 million acquisition by ORLEN Upstream Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of PKN ORLEN S.A. 

PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. Acquisition from Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Counsel to PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. in the 2015 $1.8 billion acquisition of royalty assets from Canadian Natural Resources Limited.

Ag Growth International Inc. Acquisition of Westeel Division of VicWest Inc.

Counsel to Ag Growth International Inc.in the 2015 $221 million acquisition of the Westeel Division of Vicwest Inc.

Whitecap Resources Inc. Acquisition of Beaumont Energy Inc.

Counsel to Whitecap Resources Inc. in the 2015 $587.5 million acquisition of Beaumont Energy Inc. 

Kelt Exploration Ltd. Acquisition of Artek Exploration Ltd.

Counsel to Artek Exploration Ltd. in the 2015 $320 million acquisition by Kelt Exploration Ltd.

Encana Corporation Sale to Ember Resources Inc.

Counsel to Encana Corporation in the 2015 $605 million sale of Clearwater assets in Alberta, including approximately 1.2 million acres of land and over 6800 producing natural gas wells to Ember Resources Inc. 

Mullen Group Ltd. Acquisition of Gardewine Group Limited Partnership

Counsel to Mullen Group Ltd. in the 2014 $172 million acquisition of Manitoba-based Gardewine Group Limited Partnership.

Suncor Energy Sale of Non-Core Wilson Creek Assets

Counsel on Competition matters to Suncor Energy in the 2014 $168.5 million disposition of its Wilson Creek assets located near Rimbey, Alberta to Tamarack Acquisition Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd.

Parex Resources Inc. Acquisition of Verano Energy Limited

Counsel to Parex Resources Inc. in the 2014 $198 million acquisition of Verano Energy Limited.

Spartan Energy Corp. Acquisition of Renegade Petroleum Ltd.

Counsel to Renegade Petroleum Ltd. in the 2014 $495 million acquisition by Spartan Energy Corp. pursuant to a Plan of Arrangement.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited Acquisition of Devon Canada Assets

Counsel to Canadian Natural Resources Limited in its 2014 $3.125 billion acquisition of Devon Energy Corp.'s Canadian conventional assets, excluding Horn River and the heavy oil properties. 

Suncor Energy Sale of Majority of Conventional Natural Gas Business to CG Energy Canada

Counsel to Suncor Energy in relation to competition and Investment Canada matters in the 2013 $1 billion sale by Suncor Energy Inc. of a majority of its conventional natural gas business to CQ Energy, a newly established partnership between Centrica plc and Qatar Petroleum International.

Vero Energy Inc. Merger with TORC Oil & Gas Ltd.

Counsel to Vero Energy Inc. in connection with its 2012 $175 million merger with TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. 

Progress Energy Resources Corp. Acquisition by PETRONAS

Counsel to Progress on the 2012 $5.2 billion acquisition by PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil company.

Encana Corporation Partnership with Mitsubishi

Counsel to Encana in the 2012 $2.9 billion partnership with Mitsubishi whereby Mitsubishi acquired a 40% interest in Encana's natural gas assets in the Cutbank Ridge area in B.C.

Westfire Energy Ltd. Acquisition of Guide Exploration Ltd.

Competition counsel  to WestFire Energy Ltd. in the 2012 $627 million acquisition of all of the shares of Guide Exploration Ltd. and continuation of the merged company as Long Run Exploration Inc. pursuant to a Plan of Arrangement.

Pengrowth Energy Corporation Acquisition of NAL

Counsel to Pengrowth in the 2012 $1.9 billion acquisition of NAL Energy Corporation.