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 Commercial (Alberta), 2016-2022
  • Named in The Legal 500 Canada, as a recommended lawyer in Corporate and M&A, 2018, 2010 and 2022
  • Named in Lexpert's Special Edition on Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers, 2020
  • Named Best Lawyers' Calgary Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year in 2014 and 2019
  • Named in the Lexpert/American Lawyer 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 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 Chamber's Global Client's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business, in the area of Corporate/M&A, 2002-2015
  • Named in Lexpert's Special Edition on Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, annually since 2013
  • Named in Lexpert's Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, annually since 2012
  • 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 Best Lawyers' Calgary Corporate Lawyer of the Year in 2011
  • Named in Best Lawyers in Canada as a recommended lawyer in the areas 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 Mediterra Energy Corporation, North 40 Resources Ltd., 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.

Community Involvement

  • 1st Vice President and member of Board of Governors, Calgary Petroleum Club

Professional & Firm Involvement

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