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Kelsey C. Clark


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University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Laws, 2000

University of Saskatchewan, Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours), 1996

Bar admission: 2001
Practice areas:
Anti-corruption and bribery, Capital markets, Corporate governance and disclosure, Infrastructure and project development, Shareholder rights and activism, Mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions


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

Professional history

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.

Professional involvement

Kelsey is a Member of BD&P's Business Development Committee and Partnership Admission Committee

Corporate roles

Kelsey is the Director of several private companies and the Corporate Secretary of several public companies.

Professional associations

  • 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)

Representative work

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.


Recent honours and recognition

Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada in Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2019-2023)

Named by Lexpert Magazine as one of Canada’s 2009 Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers Under 40