Tax

Representative Work

Restructuring of Westmorland Coal Company and its Alberta mining operations

Acted as local transactional agent counsel in regard to the cross border, Chapter 11 driven, restructuring of Westmorland Coal Company and its Alberta mining operations through its Alberta subsidiary corporations. This engagement involved several stages of debt restructuring, a complex tax structured credit bid purchase of all the shares of Westmoreland's Alberta subsidiaries, and various transactional logistics necessitated by Westmoreland's convoluted international corporate structure and Alberta's regulatory environment

Inter Pipeline Ltd. $200 million bought deal financing

Counsel to Inter Pipeline Ltd. in an equity offering of 9,620,000 common shares at $20.80 per share for gross proceeds of $200 million

NewAlta Corporation $1 billion merger with Tervita Corporation

Counsel to NewAlta Corporation in the $1 billion merger with Tervita Corporation, a Canadian environmental solutions provider, in a stock swap transaction completed by way of Plan of Arrangement

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.

Raging River Exploration Inc. strategic acquisition by Baytex Energy Corporation

Counsel to Raging River Exploration Inc., a Canadian oil producer, in the $2.8 billion strategic acquisition by Baytex Energy Corporation

TriWest Capital Partners investment in HPC Energy Services Ltd.

Counsel to HPC Energy Services Ltd. in a Plan of Arrangement whereby TriWest Capital Partners acquired a majority interest in HPC Energy Services Ltd.

Acquisition of HNZ Group Inc. (Canadian Helicopters Limited)

Counsel to Don Wall and CHL Heli-Acquisition Company Ltd. in the $232 million acquisition of HNZ Group Inc. (Canadian Helicopters Limited)

International Petroleum Corporation acquisition of oil and natural gas assets from Cenovus Energy Inc.

Counsel to International Petroleum Corporation in the acquisition of oil and natural gas assets in Suffield and Alderson areas of southern Alberta from Cenovus Energy Inc. for proceeds of $512 million plus an additional deferred contingent amount of $36 million

Whitecap Resources Inc. $425 million financing

Counsel to Whitecap Resources Inc. in the $425 million financing comprised of a $92.5 million non-brokered private placement and a concurrent $332.5 million bought deal equity financing pursuant to which Whitecap issued 48,297,000 subscription receipts

Marathon Oil Corporation sale of Marathon Oil Canada Corporation to CNRL

Counsel to Marathon Oil Corporation in the US$2.5 billion sale of Marathon Oil Canada Corporation to Canadian Natural Resources Limited and Shell Canada Energy

Toscana Energy Income Corporation acquisition of Toscana Financial Income Trust

Independent counsel to the special committee of independent directors of Toscana Financial Income Trust in the $34.3 million acquisition and related party transaction by Toscana Energy Income Corporation pursuant to a Plan of Arrangement

Enerflex Ltd. acquisition of Mesa Compression, LLC

Counsel to Enerflex Ltd., through the U.S. entity Enerflex Energy Systems Inc., in its US$106 million acquisition of U.S. based contract compression business, Mesa Compression, LLC

Canadian Natural Resources Limited $1.8 billion note offering

Counsel to the dealers in a $1.8 billion public offering of medium term notes by Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Canyon Services Group Inc. acquisition by Trican Well Service Ltd.

Counsel to Canyon Services Group Inc. in the $637 million acquisition by Trican Well Service Ltd.

Savanna Energy Services Corp. hostile takeover

Counsel to Savanna Energy Services Corp. in the defense of a hostile takeover bid by Total Energy Services Inc.

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.

Tourmaline Oil Corp. $1.3 billion acquisition from Shell Canada Energy

Counsel to Tourmaline Oil Corp. in the $1.369 billion acquisition of strategic assets located in the Alberta Deep Basin and the North East British Columbia Gundy area from Shell Canada Energy

FirstEnergy Capital Corp. acquisition by GMP Capital Inc.

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

Freehold Royalties Ltd. $165 million financing

Counsel to Freehold Royalties Ltd. in its $165 million public offering of 14,286,000 common shares and the $20 million private placement of 1,732,000 common shares

Inter Pipeline Ltd. $600 million public offering

Counsel to Inter Pipeline Ltd. in respect to a $600 million public offering of 22,430,000 subscription receipts

Axia NetMedia Corporation $272 million acquisition by Partners Group

Counsel to Axia NetMedia Corporation in the $272 million acquisition by Partners Group in a going private transaction completed by statutory Plan of Arrangement

VolkerWessels Canada Ltd. acquisition of a private construction and highway maintenance company

Counsel to VolkerWessels Canada Ltd. (Volker Stevin) in connection with its acquisition of a private construction and highway maintenance company, Lakes District Maintenance Ltd.

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.

Murphy Oil Canada Ltd. disposition of natural gas assets in British Columbia

Counsel to Murphy Oil Canada Ltd., Canadian subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation, in the $538 million disposition of the Tupper Main and Tupper West gas plants and associated pipelines in northeastern British Columbia to Enbridge G and P Canada Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc.