Stikeman Elliott LLP

Corporate/Commercial Department

Alberta
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What the team is known for Regularly advises on pipeline project negotiations, debt recapitalisation and securities and capital markets matters in the oil and gas sector, as well as high-value, cross-border M&A deals and going private transactions. The firm acts for both issuers and underwriters; its client roster features foreign investors and private equity funds focused on the energy industry, as well as exploration and production services companies. Expertise covers the real estate, utilities, construction, infrastructure and cannabis industries.

Strengths"The firm has deep bench strength, is very strong technically and has a good balance of assessing risk and making business decisions," reported one commentator.

Peers note that the firm has "well-respected and excellent lawyers."

Work highlights Represented ILTA Grain in connection with the sale of its Saskatchewan assets as part of its CCAA proceedings.

Notable practitioners


Christopher Nixon
operates an impressive transactional practice that sees him advise on high-profile M&A transactions. "I have incredibly high regard for Chris," commented one source, adding: "He is incredibly professional and was able to provide guidance through a very challenging process."

Sources describe
Craig Story
as a "very seasoned corporate M&A lawyer" and appreciate his "incredible depth of knowledge and high responsiveness."He is highly accomplished in handling mergers and acquisitions, as well as joint ventures and capital markets transactions.

Sources describe
Keith Chatwin
as a "well-regarded" and "knowledgeable" practitioner. He advises on both domestic and cross-border M&A and securities transactions.


Leland Corbett
is a "well-respected" practitioner who handles a wide array of corporate transactions, including M&A and capital markets mandates, among others.


Sony Gill
assists clients with a broad range of corporate matters, including M&A, recapitalisation and joint venture transactions, and is particularly active in the oil and gas space. One interviewee reported: "We were very pleased with Sony. His advice is excellent, he is very fair and there is a good level of trust between us."