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About Chad

Chad practises corporate and securities law. His primary focus is on securities matters, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, shareholder activism, work-outs and restructurings, and continuous disclosure compliance.

Chad has assisted both buyers and acquired companies in M&A transactions involving domestic and foreign parties. Chad also has extensive experience in representing publicly traded issuers listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the TSX Venture Exchange, as well as private companies. He has acted on behalf of underwriters and dealers in domestic and foreign public and private offerings of equity and debt.

Chad acts on transactions primarily including the energy sector, including private equity-related transactions and corporate debt and equity restructurings. Chad also assists clients with general corporate and commercial matters.

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Recent representative transactions include advising:

M&A and Reorganizations

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its proposed C$13-billion midstream joint venture with KKR, its proposed C$8-billion "white knight" bid for Inter Pipeline Ltd., and its C$10-billion acquisition of Veresen Inc.

  • Enerplus Corporation on its US$465-million acquisition of Bruin E&P

  • Encana Corporation on its reorganization to form Ovintiv Inc. and concurrent redomicile from Canada to Delaware

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation on its US$2.5-billion acquisition of NYSE-listed InterOil Corporation and its C$3.1-billion acquisition of Celtic Exploration Ltd. and spin-out of Kelt Exploration Ltd.

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its unsolicited C$6.6-billion take-over bid and subsequent negotiated acquisition of Canadian Oil Sands Limited

  • Private-equity sponsored CanEra Energy Corp. in connection with its C$1.3-billion acquisition by Crescent Point Energy Corp.

Capital Markets

  • Enerplus Corporation on its C$132-million Canadian public common share offering and concurrent US$600-million credit facility financing in connection with its acquisition of Bruin E&P, and previous C$345-million Canadian public offering of common shares and US$400-million cross-border private placement of senior unsecured notes

  • Syndicate of underwriters in connection with the C$230-million equity offering by PrairieSky Royalty Ltd.

  • Kinder Morgan, Inc. on its C$1.7-billion initial public offering of restricted voting shares of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited (KMCL) and subsequent C$300-million preferred share offering by KMCL

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its C$2.9-billion cross-border equity offering and C$1-billion Canadian debt offering

  • Encana Corporation on its C$1.44-billion cross-border offering of common shares

  • Encana Corporation and PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. on the C$1.674-billion initial public offering of PrairieSky and concurrent TSX listing and the subsequent C$2.56-billion secondary offering by Encana

  • CanEra companies on approximately C$1.2-billion of aggregate private equity commitments

  • Underwriters on at-the-market offerings by Canadian and U.S. issuers in a variety of industries

Awards & Recognition

Chad has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2024 (Corporate/M&A)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2024 (Corporate/Commercial)

  • Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2024

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2024 (Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Mid-Market, Corporate Commercial Law, Private Equity)

  • The 2024 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Finance & Securities)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2024 (Corporate and M&A)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 (Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Governance Practice, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law)

  • Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2024

  • Best Lawyers: "Lawyer of the Year" 2023 (Securities Law – Calgary)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms 2023 (M&A)

  • Who's Who Legal: Global 2023 (Capital Markets – Debt & Equity, Energy – Oil & Gas, M&A)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2023 (Capital Markets, Energy, M&A)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers 2021 – Independently Rated Lawyers (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (M&A, Corporate Finance & Securities)

  • Lexpert magazine, November/December 2009 ("Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40")

  • Co-author : Total Return Swap "Clearly Abusive" in IPL Bid
    Blakes Bulletin on Litigation & Dispute Resolution / Mergers & Acquisitions, January 7, 2021.

Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 1997
LLB, University of Toronto – 1996
BComm, University of Saskatchewan – 1996

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