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Leading Canadian businesses and financial institutions have for years looked to us to enable their international investing and cross-border transactional activities.

Global resources for Canada's most ambitious businesses.

As one of the original and most authentically global law firms, few, if any, can match our combined global reach, local strength and ability to deliver New York, English and local law advice across so many relevant jurisdictions and areas of practice. This makes us a natural choice for many Canadian clients in key areas such as cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international capital markets transactions, cross-border project financings and bank finance transactions, complex international financial restructuring and insolvency matters, "big-ticket" litigation, international arbitration and international trade.

Lawyers in these key practice areas are also able to access resources and expertise in an array of complementary practices as needed, ensuring clients receive rapid, comprehensive and integrated deal management. These areas include: antitrust, employment and benefits, environmental, intellectual property, investment funds, private equity, real estate, regulatory and tax.

 

AWARDS

Ranked among non-Canadian law firms for Canadian M&A (legal advisor to Canadian bidder, target or vendor, by value) in 2013 by Mergermarket.

Fortis Inc.
CH Energy Group Inc., 2013 and UNS Energy Corporation, 2014
We represented Fortis Inc., Canada's largest publicly-traded gas and electric distribution utility, in the US$1.5 billion acquisition of CH Energy Group Inc. The transaction marked the initial entry by Fortis into the US-regulated electric utility marketplace and was named "Energy Deal of the Year" by The M&A Advisor.

We represented Fortis Inc. in the US$4.3 billion acquisition of UNS Energy Corporation, an energy holding company headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.

Export Development Canada, 2014
We represented Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada's export credit agency, which is a Crown corporation 100 percent owned by the Government of Canada, in its first issuance in the Mexican market for MXN 50 million (approximately US$3.8 million) of short-term debt certificates. The issuance was made under EDC's MXN 3 billion (approximately US$230 million) program authorized by the Mexican Banking and Securities Commission. EDC was the first direct foreign issuer in the Mexican commercial paper market.

RBC Capital Markets, 2013
We represented RBC Capital Markets, as sponsor, in connection with the admission to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and trading on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Caracal Energy Inc. (formerly Griffiths Energy International Inc.), a company incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act, with its head office in Calgary, Alberta.

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and others, 2012
Represented The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation of Canada and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited, as mandated lead arrangers, lenders and swap counterparties, in the US$410 million project financing of a portfolio of nine photovoltaic solar energy generation projects in Ontario, Canada (with an aggregate capacity of 450 MWp) to be acquired by a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, Osaka Gas Co. Ltd. and Sharp Corporation.

Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, 2011
Represented Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a Canadian office properties REIT, in an offering of 38,300,000 Units at US$23.50 per Unit through underwriters led by Scotia Capital, RBC Dominion Securities and CIBC World Markets. The offering was a prospectus offering in Canada and a 144A institutional offering in the United States.

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Leading Canadian businesses and financial institutions have for years looked to us to enable their international investing and cross-border transactional activities.

Global resources for Canada's most ambitious businesses.

As one of the original and most authentically global law firms, few, if any, can match our combined global reach, local strength and ability to deliver New York, English and local law advice across so many relevant jurisdictions and areas of practice. This makes us a natural choice for many Canadian clients in key areas such as cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international capital markets transactions, cross-border project financings and bank finance transactions, complex international financial restructuring and insolvency matters, "big-ticket" litigation, international arbitration and international trade.

Lawyers in these key practice areas are also able to access resources and expertise in an array of complementary practices as needed, ensuring clients receive rapid, comprehensive and integrated deal management. These areas include: antitrust, employment and benefits, environmental, intellectual property, investment funds, private equity, real estate, regulatory and tax.

 

AWARDS

Ranked among non-Canadian law firms for Canadian M&A (legal advisor to Canadian bidder, target or vendor, by value) in 2013 by Mergermarket.

Experience

Fortis Inc.
CH Energy Group Inc., 2013 and UNS Energy Corporation, 2014
We represented Fortis Inc., Canada's largest publicly-traded gas and electric distribution utility, in the US$1.5 billion acquisition of CH Energy Group Inc. The transaction marked the initial entry by Fortis into the US-regulated electric utility marketplace and was named "Energy Deal of the Year" by The M&A Advisor.

We represented Fortis Inc. in the US$4.3 billion acquisition of UNS Energy Corporation, an energy holding company headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.

Export Development Canada, 2014
We represented Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada's export credit agency, which is a Crown corporation 100 percent owned by the Government of Canada, in its first issuance in the Mexican market for MXN 50 million (approximately US$3.8 million) of short-term debt certificates. The issuance was made under EDC's MXN 3 billion (approximately US$230 million) program authorized by the Mexican Banking and Securities Commission. EDC was the first direct foreign issuer in the Mexican commercial paper market.

RBC Capital Markets, 2013
We represented RBC Capital Markets, as sponsor, in connection with the admission to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and trading on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Caracal Energy Inc. (formerly Griffiths Energy International Inc.), a company incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act, with its head office in Calgary, Alberta.

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and others, 2012
Represented The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation of Canada and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited, as mandated lead arrangers, lenders and swap counterparties, in the US$410 million project financing of a portfolio of nine photovoltaic solar energy generation projects in Ontario, Canada (with an aggregate capacity of 450 MWp) to be acquired by a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, Osaka Gas Co. Ltd. and Sharp Corporation.

Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, 2011
Represented Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a Canadian office properties REIT, in an offering of 38,300,000 Units at US$23.50 per Unit through underwriters led by Scotia Capital, RBC Dominion Securities and CIBC World Markets. The offering was a prospectus offering in Canada and a 144A institutional offering in the United States.