Grant A. Zawalsky

Practice Focus

  • Securities and Corporate Law
    • Public and private offerings of debt, equity and hybrid securities
    • Takeover bids, mergers, acquisitions and other corporate reorganizations
    • Corporate governance
    • Shareholder activism
    • Stock exchange listing matters and regulatory compliance matters

Practice Areas


  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 1986
  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Commerce, 1982

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 1987

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Honours & Recognition

  • Named in Chambers Canada as a leading lawyer in Corporate and Commercial (Alberta), 2016-2019
  • Named Best Lawyers' Calgary Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year in 2014 and 2019
  • Named in Lexpert/American Lawyer's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions annually since 2004, Corporate Finance & Securities in 2019, and in Corporate Mid-Market in 2019
  • Named in The Legal 500 Canada, as a recommended lawyer in Canada in Corporate and M&A, 2018
  • Named in Lexpert's Special Edition Guide to Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, 2013-2018
  • Named in Lexpert's Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, annually since 2012
  • Named in Who's Who Legal: Canada in the area of Capital Markets, annually since 2010 and in the area of Energy, 2018
  • Named in Who's Who Legal, the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in the area of Capital Markets, 2006-2013 and in Energy, 2016-2018
  • Named in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in Canada in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance & Securities annually since 2002, in the area of Corporate Commercial annually since 2004 and in Corporate Mid-Market annually since 2007
  • Named in Chamber's Global Client's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business, in the area of Corporate/M&A, 2002-2015
  • Named Best Lawyers' Calgary Corporate Lawyer of the Year in 2011
  • Named in Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law annually since 2006
  • Named in Which Lawyer as a recommended practitioner in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions from 2005-2011 in Private Equity/Venture Capital, 2005-2013 (ceased publication in 2013)
  • Named by Alberta Venture Magazine's Top 50 Most Influential People, 2007
  • Named in Lexpert's Guide to the 100 Most Creative Lawyers in Canada, 2006

Board Memberships

  • Director of Endurance Energy Ltd., Mediterra Energy Corporation, NuVista Energy Ltd., PrairieSky Royalty Ltd., Rolling Hills Energy Ltd., Spur Petroleum Ltd., Turnstone Energy Inc., Whitecap Resources Inc. and Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd.
  • Corporate Secretary of ARC Resources Ltd., Bonavista Energy Corporation, Northpoint Energy Ltd. and RMP Energy Inc.

Professional & Firm Involvement

  • Managing Partner, BD&P
  • Member, Executive Committee, BD&P
  • Member, Compensation Committee, BD&P