Mergers & Acquisitions

Representative Work

CNOOC Ltd. Acquisition of Nexen Inc.

Counsel to the Board of Directors of Nexen Inc. in the 2013 $15 billion acquisition of Nexen Inc. by CNOOC Ltd.

Vero Energy Inc. Merger with TORC Oil & Gas Ltd.

Counsel to Vero Energy Inc. in connection with its 2012 $175 million merger with TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. 

Renegade Petroleum Ltd. $420 Million Strategic Acquisitions

Counsel to Renegade Petroleum Ltd. in connection with the financing of its 2012 $420 million asset acquisition which included a plan of arrangement between Renegade Petroleum Ltd. and Canadian Phoenix Resources Corp. (including cash of $75 million), a bought deal offering of 30,104,300 subscription receipts for gross proceeds of $70.1 million and a private placement of 48,619,915 subscription receipts for gross proceeds of $114.3 million.

Madalena Ventures Inc. Cash Takeover Bid of Online Energy Inc.

Counsel to Madalena Ventures Inc. in the 2012 takeover bid of 42,992,196 common shares of Online Energy Inc.

Progress Energy Resources Corp. Acquisition by PETRONAS

Counsel to Progress on the 2012 $5.2 billion acquisition by PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil company.

Pengrowth Energy Corporation Acquisition of NAL

Counsel to Pengrowth in the 2012 $1.9 billion acquisition of NAL Energy Corporation.

Grande Cache Coal Corp. Acquisition by Winsway Coking Coal

Counsel to Grande Cache in its 2012 $1 billion acquisition by Winsway Coking Coal Holdings Limited and Marubeni Corporation.

Wild Stream Exploration Inc. Acquisition by Crescent Point

Counsel to Wild Stream in the 2012 $640 million acquisition by Crescent Point Energy Corp.

Progress Energy Resources Corp. Sale to and Joint Venture with PETRONAS

Counsel to Progress in the 2011 $1.1 billion sale of 50% working interest in Montney shale assets in Foothills of north eastern British Columbia to PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil company, and the formation of an upstream joint venture to develop the gas assets as well as a downstream LNG Export Project Joint Venture pursuant to which they plan to build and operate a major LNG export facility.

Crew Energy Acquisition of Caltex Energy

Counsel to Crew Energy Inc. in its 2011 $620 million acquisition of Caltex Energy Inc.

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.

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.