Kelsey's focus is on securities and M&A, including:
- Mergers and acquisitions (public and private) and reorganizations
- Capital markets
- Securities regulation
- Corporate governance
- Shareholder activism
Kelsey has significant experience in cross-border transactions with over two years professional experience in the Finance Department at an international law firm in London, England where his practice focused on the development, financing and mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas upstream and downstream sectors.
October 27, 2021
August 27, 2020
August 21, 2019
August 21, 2018
Recent honours and recognition
Recommended lawyer in Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law by Best Lawyers in Canada (2019-2022)
Named by Lexpert Magazine as one of Canada’s 2009 Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers Under 40
ARC Resources Ltd.'s $8.1 billion combination
Counsel to ARC Resources Ltd. in its $8.1 billion strategic Montney combination with Seven Generations Energy, resulting in ARC becoming Canada's largest condensate producer, third-largest natural gas producer and sixth-largest upstream energy company.
MEG Energy Corp.'s hostile tender offer from Husky Energy
Counsel to MEG, a Canadian oil sands producer, and its board of directors in response to the unsolicited tender offer by Husky Energy. Husky sought to acquire the entire share capital of MEG for approximately $6 billion.
TransGlobe Energy Corporation direct listing on the AIM market of the LSE
Counsel to TransGlobe Energy Corporation for the direct listing of its common shares on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange Group plc.
Enerflex Ltd.'s 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.
ARC Resources Ltd. disposition of light oil assets
Counsel to ARC Resources Ltd. in the $700 million strategic disposition of light oil assets in southeast Saskatchewan to Spartan Energy Corp.
FirstEnergy Capital Corp.'s acquisition by GMP Capital Inc.
Counsel to FirstEnergy Capital Corp. in its $99 million acquisition by GMP Capital Inc..
CNOOC Ltd.'s $15 billion acquisition of Nexen Inc.
Counsel to the board of directors of Nexen Inc. in Nexen's $15 billion acquisition by CNOOC Ltd.
Acquiring and financing solar projects in Alberta
Counsel to a developer in connection with the acquisition and on-going project finance of five solar projects.
Kelsey is a Member of BD&P's Business Development Committee and Partnership Admission Committee
Kelsey is the Director of several private companies and the Corporate Secretary of several public companies.
- Member, Law Society of Alberta
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Calgary Bar Association
Kelsey has also presented at conferences and seminars, including:
- Using Transaction Insurance to Solve Risk Allocation in the Current M&A Transaction Environment, BD&P client seminar co-hosted with Gallagher Energy Risk Services and Ironshore Canada (June 2015)