Grant A. Zawalsky

Representative Work

MEG Energy hostile tender offer from Husky Energy

Counsel to MEG Energy, a Canadian oil sands producer, and its board of directors regarding the response to the unsolicited tender offer by Husky Energy whereby Husky sought to acquire the entire share capital of MEG for approximately $6 billion

NuVista Energy Ltd. $419 million strategic equity financing

Counsel to Nuvista Energy Ltd. in a $214 million private placement of subscription receipts, and a concurrent $170 million prospectus offering of subscription receipts for proceeds of $384 million, as well as in the private placement of $35 million in common shares on a flow-through basis for overall proceeds of $419 million

NuVista Energy Ltd. acquisition of pipestone business of Cenovus Energy Inc.

Counsel to NuVista Energy Ltd. in the $625 million acquisition of the Cenovus Pipestone Partnership, which holds assets in the Pipestone area of Northwest Alberta, from Cenovus Energy Inc.

RMP Energy Inc. $80 million disposition to Tangle Creek Energy Ltd.

Counsel to RMP Energy Inc. (now Ironbridge Resources Inc.) in the purchase and sale agreement with Tangle Creek Energy Ltd. pursuant to which Tangle Creek acquired all of RMP’s crude oil and natural gas interests in the Waskahigan/Grizzly, Kaybob, Gilby, Pine Creek areas of West Central Alberta in addition to other minor Alberta properties for approximately $80 million

Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. acquisition of Spur Resources Ltd.

Counsel to Spur Resources Ltd. in the $407.5 million acquisition by Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd.

FirstEnergy Capital Corp. acquisition by GMP Capital Inc.

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

Whitecap Resources Inc. $595 million acquisition from Husky Energy Inc.

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

Whitecap Resources Inc. $470 million financing

Counsel to Whitecap Resources Inc. in the $470 million public offering of 51,087,000 subscription receipts

Whitecap Resources Inc. $95 million financing

Counsel to Whitecap Resources Inc. in the $95 million public offering of 13,770,000 common shares

Whitecap Resources Inc. acquisition of Beaumont Energy Inc.

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

PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. acquisition of Range Royalty Limited Partnership

Counsel to Range Royalty Limited Partnership in the $699 million acquisition by PrairieSky Royalty Ltd.

Baytex Energy Corp. $1.5 billion financing

Counsel to Baytex Energy Corp. in its $1.5 billion public offering of 38,433,000 subscription receipts

Harvest Operations Corp. US$630 million financing

Counsel to Harvest Operations Corp.in a public offering US$630 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured 2.125% notes

CNOOC Ltd. $15 billion acquisition of Nexen Inc.

Counsel to the board of directors of Nexen Inc. in the $15 billion acquisition of Nexen Inc. by CNOOC Ltd.

Bonavista Energy Corporation $345 million financing

Counsel to Bonavista Energy Corporation in the $345 million public offering of 20,930,000 common shares

Pengrowth Energy Corporation acquisition of NAL Energy Corporation

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

Citadel Group of Funds contested unitholder meetings

Counsel to the independent director and the chairman in his administration of a series of contested unitholder meetings organized by the Citadel Fund Administrator

Sale of Monterey Exploration Ltd. to Pengrowth Energy Trust

Counsel to Monterey Exploration Ltd. in connection with its $375 million sale to Pengrowth Energy Trust

Penn West Energy Trust merger with Canetic Resources Trust

Counsel to Penn West Energy Trust with respect to the $14 billion merger with Canetic Resources Trust completed by statutory Plan of Arrangement