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Nicole Chorley


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University of Western Ontario, Juris Doctor, 2010

University of Calgary, Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction), 2007

Bar admission: 2011
Aerospace, Agribusiness, food and beverage, Financial services, Oil and gas, Power, Real estate
Practice areas:
Banking and finance, Restructuring and insolvency


Nicole's focus is on:

  • Syndicated and bilateral financings for chartered banks, financial institutions and borrowers in a broad range of industries, including oil and gas exploration and production, energy services, commercial real estate and aviation
  • Domestic and cross-border financings
  • Intercreditor arrangements

Professional involvement

Professional associations

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

Representative work

Kicking Horse Oil & Gas Ltd.'s $300 million acquisition by Whitecap Resources Inc

Counsel to Kicking Horse Oil & Gas Ltd., a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners, in its $300 million acquisition by Whitecap Resources Inc.

Predator Drilling Inc.'s $9 million private placement

Counsel to Predator Drilling Inc. in the private placement of an aggregate amount of $9,000,000 of Series 3 Second Preferred Shares to institutional and high net worth investors, along with implementation of a new US$12.0 million revolving credit facility and US$2.5 million term credit facility with a US based mid-market lender.

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

$232 million acquisition of 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).

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.

Savanna Energy Services Corp.'s hostile takeover defence

Counsel to Savanna Energy Services in the defence of a $450 million hostile takeover bid by Total Energy Services Inc.

Acquisition of Kenn Borek Air Ltd.

Counsel to Don Wall and 11412175 Canada Ltd. on the acquisition of Kenn Borek Air Ltd.

US Development Group LLC's joint venture with Gibson Energy

Counsel to US Development Group LLC in its 50/50 joint venture with Gibson Energy to advance the financing, development and construction of a Diluent Recovery Unit in Hardisty, Alberta.


Recent honours and recognition

Named in The Legal 500 Canada as a recommended lawyer in banking & finance (2022-2023)