Jeff Oke

Representative Work

Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd. Proxy Contest

Counsel to Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd. in its 2017 defense of a proxy contest initiated by a dissident institutional shareholder to gain control of Liquor Stores' board of directors, including the successful defense of Liquor Stores' soliciting dealer fee arrangement before a hearing of the Alberta Securities Commission on an application brought by the dissident shareholder.

Canadian International Oil Corp. Equity Commitment and Debt Financing

Counsel to Canadian International Oil Corp. for its 2017 C$150 million equity line financing commitment by an affiliate of Riverstone Holdings LLC and US$160 million private placement of senior unsecured notes.

Axia NetMedia Corporation $272 Million Going Private Transaction

Counsel to Axia NetMedia Corporation in the 2016 $272 million acquisition by Partners Group in a going private transaction completed by statutory plan of arrangement.

Coda Petroleum Inc. Sale to Eagle Energy Trust

Counsel to Coda Petroleum Inc. for its 2015 $30 million sale to Eagle Energy Trust completed by statutory amalgamation.

Crown Point Energy Inc. Proxy Contest

Counsel to Crown Point Energy Inc. in its 2014/2015 successful defence of a proxy contest initiated by a dissident institutional shareholder who requisitioned a shareholder meeting to gain control of Crown Point's board of directors and to defeat Crown Points's US$15 million financing to a private equity investor.

Pacer Construction Sale to MasTec, Inc.

Counsel to Pacer Construction Holdings Corporation and its affiliated operating companies, a leading contractor in Western Canada, in connection with its 2014 US$213 million sale to MasTec, Inc.

Big Country Energy Services Inc. Sale to MasTec, Inc.

Counsel to Big Country Energy Services Inc., a leader in oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids gathering systems and pipeline construction, pipeline modification and replacement services, and compressor and pumping station construction, in connection with its 2013 sale to MasTec, Inc., in a transaction valued at over $127 million. 

Crown Point Energy Inc. Acquisition of Antrim Argentina S.A.

Counsel to Crown Point Energy Inc. for its 2012 $54 million acquisition of Antrim Argentina S.A. from Antrim Energy Inc. completed by statutory plan of arrangement.

Athabasca Oil Corp. $550 Million Financing

Counsel to Athabasca Oil Corp. for its 2012 $550 million private offering of senior secured second lien notes.

Penn West Petroleum Ltd. Acquisition of Spartan Exploration Ltd.

Counsel to Penn West Petroleum Ltd. for its 2011 $222 million acquisition of Spartan
Exploration Ltd. and related spin-out of Spartan Oil Corporation completed by statutory plan of arrangement. 

Coda Petroleum Inc. Offering of Common Shares

Counsel to Coda Petroleum Inc. for its 2011 $75 million private offering of common shares to various private equity and other investors.

Penn West Energy Trust $10.5 Billion Conversion to Corporation

Counsel to Penn West Energy Trust for its 2010 $10.5 billion conversion to a corporation, Penn West Petroleum Ltd. completed by statutory plan of arrangement.

Penn West Energy Trust Acquisition of Sifton Energy Inc.

Counsel to Penn West Energy Trust for its 2010 $104 million acquisition of Sifton Energy Inc. completed by statutory plan of arrangement.

Rondo Petroleum Inc. Sale to PetroBakken Energy Ltd.

Counsel to Rondo Petroleum Inc. for its 2010 $277 million sale to PetroBakken Energy Ltd. completed by statutory plan of arrangement.

Athabasca Oil Corp. $1.35 Billion IPO

Counsel to Athabasca Oil Corp. for its 2010 $1.35 billion initial public offering of common shares. 

Penn West Energy Trust Joint Venture with CIC

Counsel to Penn West in the 2010 formation of an $817 million joint venture with a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Investment Corporation to develop Penn West's bitumen assets in the Peace River area of northern Alberta.

Penn West Energy Trust Offering to CIC

Counsel to Penn West Energy Trust for its 2010 $435 million private offering of trust units to an affiliate of China Investment Corporation.

Just Energy Income Fund Acquisition of Universal Energy Group Ltd.

Counsel to Just Energy Income Fund for its 2009 $289 million acquisition of Universal Energy Group Ltd. completed by statutory plan of arrangement.

Century Oilfield Services Inc. Sale to Calfrac Well Services Ltd.

Counsel to Century Oilfield Services Inc. for its 2009 $130 million sale to Calfrac Well Services Ltd. completed by statutory plan of arrangement.

Penn West Energy Trust Acquisition of Reece Energy Exploration Corp.

Counsel to Penn West Energy Trust for its 2009 $101 million acquisition of Reece Energy Exploration Corp. completed by statutory plan of arrangement.

Penn West Energy Trust $250 Million Public Offering

Counsel to Penn West Energy Trust for its 2009 $250 million public offering of trust units.

Penn West Energy Trust Merger with Canetic Resources Trust

Counsel to Penn West Energy Trust for its 2008 $14 billion merger with Canetic Resources Trust completed by statutory plan of arrangement. 

Penn West Energy Trust Acquisition of Vault Energy Trust

Counsel to Penn West Energy Trust for its 2008 $380 million acquisition of Vault Energy Trust completed by statutory plan of arrangement.