Nancy D. Smith
Nancy's focus is on:
- Syndicated and bilateral financings for both lenders and borrowers
- Secured and unsecured lending transactions
- U.S. and international financings
- Convertible debenture and private placement note offerings for the issuer
- ISDA Master Agreement Transactions
- Member, Law Society of Alberta
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Calgary Bar Association
- Board Member, Missing Children Society of Canada
Petrus Resources' acquisition and refinancing transactions
Counsel to Petrus Resources Ltd. for its $15 million acquisition of a privately owned limited partnership and its general partner with Cardium assets located at Ferrier, Alberta, $20 million rights offering, $30 million revolving loan facility, and $25 million second lien term facility.
Whitecap Resources Inc's $300 million acquisition of Kicking Horse Oil & Gas Ltd.
Counsel to Whitecap Resources Inc. in its indirect acquisition of Kicking Horse Oil & Gas Ltd., a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners, for $300 million.
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.
CWC Energy Services Corp. syndicated and term credit facilities
Counsel to CWC Energy Services Corp. in connection with amendments and extensions of its secured syndicated credit facilities in an aggregate principal amount of up to $75 million and a new secured 5-year term credit facility in the principal amount of $12.8 million.
Whitecap Resources Inc.'s $1.7 billion credit facility
Counsel to Whitecap Resources Inc. in its $1.7 billion senior secured credit facility which included the issuance of $195 million senior secured notes
Tourmaline Oil Corp.'s Peace River High joint venture
Counsel to Tourmaline Oil Corp. in the $500 million Peace River High sale to and joint venture with Canadian Non-Operated Resources LP.
Multiple acquisitions by Command Fishing and Pipe Recovery Ltd.
Counsel to Command Fishing and Pipe Recovery Ltd. in the acquisition of three private wireline and fishing companies.
Baytex Energy Corp.'s $1.5 billion financing
Counsel to Baytex Energy Corp. in its $1.5 billion public offering of 38,433,000 subscription receipts.
Inter Pipeline Fund conversion to Inter Pipeline Ltd.
Counsel to Inter Pipeline Fund in its conversion to Inter Pipeline Ltd., a dividend paying corporation.
Progress Energy Resources Corp.'s sale and joint venture with PETRONAS
Counsel to Progress in the $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.
Triwest Capital Partners acquisition of NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation
Counsel to Triwest Capital Partners and Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund in connection with the acquisition of a majority interest in NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation.
NuVista Energy Ltd. $440 million sustainability-linked loan
Counsel to NuVista Energy Ltd. in respect of a covenant based $440 million sustainability-linked loan with a syndicate of Canadian banks, with sustainability performance targets based on Scope 1 & 2 GHG Intensity, increased spending on asset retirement obligations and gender diversity at the Board of Directors level.
Recent honours and recognition
Named by Best Lawyers in Canada as a recommended lawyer in banking and finance law (2018-2023)
Named in The Legal 500 Canada a Next Generation Partner in banking & finance (2019-2023)
Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer for banking and financial institutions (2019-2022)
Named in Lexpert's special edition on Canada's leading infrastructure lawyers (2019)
Named in Lexpert's guide to the leading US/Canada cross border corporate lawyers in Canada (2016)
Named a Lexpert Rising Stars honouring Canada's Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2015)
November 15, 2022
The Legal 500 2023 Rankings recognize cutting edge counsel
August 25, 2022
Thirty-five BD&P lawyers recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada, 2023 edition
April 23, 2021
Twenty BD&P lawyers recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2021
August 27, 2020
Thirty-four lawyers recognized in the 2021 edition of the Best Lawyers in Canada guide
April 29, 2020
Twenty-three lawyers ranked in 2020 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
December 5, 2019
BD&P lawyers recognized for their expertise in the Legal 500 Canada 2020
August 21, 2019
31 BD&P lawyers included in 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada
May 3, 2019
Twenty-one lawyers ranked across seventeen practice areas in 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
November 29, 2018
Legal 500 Canada recognizes the expertise of fifteen BD&P lawyers
August 21, 2018