R. Bruce Allford

Practice Focus

Bruce specializes in securities law and mergers & acquisitions. He advises clients across multiple sectors in a range of corporate matters including private placements and prospectus offerings, business combinations, corporate reorganizations and corporate governance and compliance matters. Bruce also works with start-up and early stage companies, including in the technology and software sectors. Bruce is a Director of White Horse Resources Ltd. (private) and the Corporate Secretary of several companies (both public and private).

  • Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Equity and debt financings
    • Private equity financing transactions
    • Initial public offerings
    • Takeover bids, mergers, reverse takeovers and other business combination transactions
    • Reorganizations and restructurings
    • Proxy-based changes of control
    • Ongoing corporate governance, continuous disclosure and securities regulatory and stock exchange compliance matters
  • Start-Up and Early-Stage Companies

Practice Areas


  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 1990
  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Commerce, 1986

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 1991

Professional Associations

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

Board Memberships

  • Director of Kicking Horse Oil & Gas Ltd. (private)
  • Corporate Secretary of Bengal Energy Ltd. (TSX) and the following private companies: Corex Resources Ltd., Saguaro Resources Ltd., Chronos Resources Ltd., Predator Drilling Inc. and Corse Energy Corp.

Professional & Firm Involvement

  • Co-Chair, Business Development Committee, BD&P