Our clients and relationship law firms in Canada are of the highest calibre in this highly sophisticated market. We frequently work with the leading firms across the provinces, on transactions spanning all sectors, from natural resources in Calgary, to complex funds and insurance sector work in Toronto and Montreal.

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Key experience

Our key experience includes advising:

Taylor Wimpey on the sale of its North American Business  (which includes Taylor Wimpey Holdings of Canada and Taylor Woodrow Holdings (USA), Inc.), for US$955 million.

Apache Corporation in its acquisition of BP assets in Canada (BP's upstream natural gas business in western Alberta and British Columbia), Texas, New Mexico and Egypt for
US$7 billion.

Talisman Energy, a Canadian and US listed company, on the proposed sale of a 49% interest in Talisman Energy (UK) Limited to Sinopec for US$1.5 billion.

First Reserve Corporation on the recommended cash acquisition of CHC Helicopter Corporation for approximately CAD$3.7 billion.

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, one of Canada’s largest financial institutions, on its acquisition of 25 per cent of the shares of Northumbrian Water Group plc from Suez S.A. for approximately £259 million.

Standard Life Assurance on the reinsurance of £6.7 billion of UK immediate annuity liabilities, more than half of its total £12 billion, to Canada Life International Re.

Recent Work