William S. Maslechko

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.

Inter Pipeline Ltd. $500 Million Note Offering

Counsel to Inter Pipeline Ltd. in its 2017 public offering of $500 million senior unsecured medium-term notes.

Inter Pipeline Ltd. $450 Million Note Offering

Counsel to Inter Pipeline Ltd. in the 2016 $450 million public offering of senior unsecured medium term notes.

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.

Tourmaline Oil Corp. $750 Million Financing

Counsel to Tourmaline Oil Corp in the 2016 $750 million financing comprisiing of a $115 million public offering of 3,309,700 subscription receipts and the concurrent private placement offering of 18,274,000 subscription receipts with certain institutional investors for gross proceeds of approximately $635 million.

Inter Pipeline Ltd. $600 Million Financing

Counsel to Inter Pipeline Ltd. in the 2016 $600 million public offering of 22,430,000 subscription receipts.

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.

Athabasca Oil and Murphy Oil Light Oil Joint Venture

Counsel to Athabasca Oil Corporation in the 2016 $486 million light oil joint venture with Murphy Oil Company Ltd., Canadian subsidiary to Murphy Oil Corporation, to develop the Duvernay and Montney in the Kaybob area of northwestern Alberta 

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.

Tourmaline Oil Corp. Acquisition of Interests of Perpetual Energy Inc.

Counsel to Tourmaline Oil Corp.in the 2015 $257 million acquisition of the interests of Perpetual Energy Inc. in the West Edson area of Alberta.

Inter Pipeline Ltd. $300 Million Financing

Counsel to Inter Pipeline Ltd.in its 2014 $300 million public offering of 10,400,000 common shares.

Conversion of Inter Pipeline Fund

Counsel to Inter Pipeline Fund in the 2013 conversion to Inter Pipeline Ltd., a dividend paying corporation.

Inter Pipeline Fund $500 Million Financing

Counsel to Inter Pipeline Fund in the 2013 public offering of $500 million of senior unsecured medium-term notes. 

Inter Pipeline Fund $400 Million Financing

Counsel to Inter Pipeline Fund in the 2012 $400 million public offering of 3.776% senior unsecured medium-term notes.

Athabasca Oil Corp. $550 Million Financing

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

Athabasca Oil Corp. $1.35 Billion IPO

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

Athabasca Oil Sands Corp. Sale to and Joint Venture with PetroChina

Counsel to AOSC in the 2010 $1.9 billion sale of 60% interest in McKay & Dover Oil Sands assets to PetroChina International Investment Company Limited and negotiated related Joint Venture.

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.