With deep roots in the heart of Canada's energy industry and Western business capital, the Calgary office of Dentons provides business-minded counsel in a wide range of areas, from initial investment, financing, and tax planning through project development, approvals, implementation, regulation, and disputes.
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- BP Canada: Advising on the sale of Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) business to Plains Mainstream Canada ULC, a wholly owned subsidiary, for $1.67 billion. This is the most recent of several billion-dollar-plus transactions where Dentons has partnered with BP. The NGL business owns, operates and has contractual rights to a wide range of assets from both production and distribution functions, from extraction though to wholesale distribution of NGL products across Canada and in the Midwest United States.
- Capital Power Income L.P.: Advising on its CA$1.1 billion acquisition by Atlantic Power Corporation.
- Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline: Advising on all aspects of the proposed dual pipeline between Edmonton, AB, and Kitimat, BC, and the marine terminal at Kitimat. Counseling the client during environmental assessments and National Energy Board proceedings and providing advice with respect to negotiations with aboriginal groups and governments, shipping and navigation reviews, commercial structuring, finance and construction.
- EnCana Corporation: Counsel to dealers in connection with the establishment of EnCana Corporation’s $2 billion medium term note program (2011)
- HRT Participações em Petróleo S.A.: Advising on the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of UNX Energy Corp. (UNX) by way of plan of arrangement. Pursuant to the Arrangement, shareholders of UNX received common shares of HRT which were put on deposit with Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas in exchange for global depositary shares representing the HRT Shares. Each such Global Depositary Share represents a 1/100th interest in an underlying HRT Share and is held by the Depositary through a depositary receipt program. Under the Arrangement, 64,277,400 Global Depositary Shares were issued (representing 642,774 HRT Shares on deposit with the Depositary) to acquire all of the outstanding shares of UNX in a transaction that valued UNX at approximately $700 million. The Global Depositary Shares were listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) at the opening of markets on April 29, 2011 under the symbol "HRP" and the UNX Shares have been voluntarily delisted from the TSXV. This is only the third listing of depositary shares in Canada and the first transaction where Canadian-listed depositary shares were issued as consideration. A global depositary share program presents an innovative and effective alternative for foreign companies seeking to invest and list in Canada.
- National Oilwell Varco, Inc.: Serving as counsel to subsidiary NOV Distribution Services ULC with respect to its $240 million acquisition of CE Franklin.
- Province of Alberta: Counsel to the Province of Alberta regarding the constitutionality of proposed federal legislation to create a single national securities regulatory system
July 13, 2014
December 9, 2013
Who’s Who Legal ranks Dentons as number #1 in Energy, with more than 30 lawyer listings from 13 of our offices across North America, Europe and Asia. We are proud to lead this ranking given Who’s Who Legal singled out 635 practitioners from 283 firms who are considered leading experts in energy law. Nominees are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Read more
August 21, 2013
Dentons Canada LLP congratulates our six lawyers named “Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers” by Lexpert, in their special edition on litigation appearing in The Globe and Mail's Report on Business magazine in December 2013. Read more
Dentons Canada LLP (Dentons) has achieved its largest showing to date in the 2014 edition of well-regarded directory Best Lawyers in Canada, with nearly a quarter of our lawyers listed as leaders in their practice areas. Read more
January 20, 2014
December 5, 2013
On January 2, 2014, Alberta Securities Commission (“ASC”) staff published Staff Notice 91-704 Over-the-Counter Derivatives Transactions (“ASC Staff Notice 91-704”) summarizing the current regulatory framework governing over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivatives trades in Alberta. Read more
October 2, 2013
This webinar provided updates on cross-border tax structuring for the United States and Canada. Register to watch an archived copy of the webcast, send in your questions to our Western European tax team, and participate in polling sessions on these topics. Read more
On August 16, 2013 the Government of Alberta (“Alberta”) issued a Policy on Consultation with First Nations on Land and Natural Resource Management, 2013 (the “New Policy”). This New Policy will replace the existing policy issued in 2005 (the “Existing Policy”). One of the most significant changes in the New Policy is the establishment of an Alberta Aboriginal consultation office. Read more
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April 2, 2015
April 2, 2015
In mid-March, Dentons Calgary was proud to host the second quarterly meeting in support of 100 Men Who Give a Damn (Calgary), a local and highly innovative charitable group whose mandate is as follows: “Every quarter we get together to hear about the great work three local charities are undertaking, and then we choose one. Our mandate is 100 + men donating at least $100 per quarter – that’s over $10,000 to one charity per quarter! That is powerful.” Read more
March 4, 2015
For the fifth consecutive year, Dentons has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, highlighting the Firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Read more
Dentons is pleased to announce the launch of the Internationally Trained Lawyer (ITL) Articling Program in Toronto where the successful candidate will complete his or her entire articling term at the Firm. Dentons is also pleased to announce it is partnering with Imperial Oil Limited (Imperial Oil) to provide an ITL Articling Program in Calgary for a second consecutive year. This innovative program is geared to new Canadians who are trained and practised lawyers in their home countries and now working to become licensed to practise their profession in Canada. Read more
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