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Torys LLP

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What the team is known for

Torys advises energy services and royalty and streaming companies on M&A and restructuring matters in the midstream sector. The team also advises private equity entities, financial institutions and pension funds on a wider range of commercial matters, including corporate compliance, financing and capital markets transactions. Its client roster includes small, mid-size and large companies in both the public and private arenas. The Calgary-based group benefits from the support of the firm's Toronto and New York offices to advise on national and international transactions.

Strengths

One interviewee described the team as "exceptionally experienced, reliant, trustworthy, and well co-ordinated."

Work highlights

A Torys team led by partner Janan Paskaran acted as Canadian counsel to NRG on its USD3.625 billion acquisition of Direct Energy.

Notable practitioners

Janan Paskaran is highly regarded for his experienced representation of clients from the energy sector in mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate finance and securities law mandates. Based in Calgary, he often advises on international oil and gas transactions.
"Janan is incredibly experienced, and professional. He provides great and clear advice based on sound judgement. He is very enjoyable to work with." "His ability to articulate our issues in negotiations is extremely solid."

Neville Jugnauth advises on private equity investments and M&A transactions. His clients include energy companies headquartered in Alberta and further afield, as well as Crown corporations.
"He is very client-oriented, responsive and has a good commercial mindset."

Head of the Calgary corporate/commercial department Stephanie Stimpson regularly assists oil and gas companies and other clients with M&A, joint ventures and securities matters. Her practice includes a growing focus on corporate ethics and ESG risks.
"She is experienced, very capable, thoughtful and does an excellent job of thinking about future issues and risks." "Stephanie Stimpson is extremely thorough, doesn't miss a trick, and is a real creative thinker. Her written and oral communication skills are exceptional."

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Overview

Clients come to Torys for M&A counsel—not only for our sophisticated skills, but also because of our dedicated approach to working together to make our clients’ deal a success.

Our creative business acumen helps clients fully maximize the potential of their deals. Our clients value the sense of partnership we bring to executing their transactions with them: they can expect an approach that assembles the best of the firm to advise and run deals of any level of complexity or profile smoothly.

We are experienced in sophisticated, complex and first-of-kind transactions. We have acted on some of Canada’s largest and most preeminent transactions and are trusted advisors to many of the country’s leading organizations, pension funds, private equity funds and other institutional investors on their most strategic and transformational deals.

Our decades-long experience in Calgary, Toronto, New York and Montréal reflects our distinguished and diverse client base, which is engaged in deal activity across industries in Canada, the U.S. and globally. With full-service capabilities on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border, we are uniquely positioned to advise as a single firm on cross-border and international transactions.

Corporate/Commercial

Torys LLP

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4600 Eighth Avenue Place East

525 - 8th Avenue S.W.

Calgary

Alberta

Canada

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Alberta

Corporate/Commercial


Janan Paskaran
Band 3
Neville Jugnauth
Band 4
Stephanie C. Stimpson
Band 3