Canada

Haynes and Boone is well-equipped to handle and work collaboratively on transactions and investments involving Canadian companies and assets. As a result of our deep Texas roots, dating back nearly five decades, we have lived through multiple market cycles and possess a true understanding of the nuances of the energy and natural resources sectors. With the recent slump in commodity prices, our lawyers have assisted clients in a number of high-profile E&P and oilfield service bankruptcy matters, representing debtors, creditors, energy lenders, and private equity investors. Haynes and Boone’s Oil Patch Bankruptcy Monitor is often quoted in the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Pro.

We also have extensive energy and mining experience through our Denver and Mexico City offices. Operating in Mexico City with its affiliate, Haynes and Boone, SC, Haynes and Boone is among the largest U.S. firms in Mexico and has been serving clients in Mexico and Latin America for more than 20 years.

Our lawyers nationwide, including in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C. and Illinois, frequently assist U.S. and Canadian-based clients with their corporate, capital markets and financing needs in Canada, including private equity transactions, shelf filings of debt and equity, export/import bank transactions, public mergers and acquisitions, multi-jurisdictional debt securitizations and asset acquisitions. We have completed more than 50 securities offerings and acquisitions for Canadian issuers relying on the Multi-Jurisdictional Disclosure System. We are also familiar with Canadian and U.S. tax, structuring, and related issues.

Through our California and Shanghai offices, we are well-positioned to provide a full range of cross-border legal services to Canadian clients throughout the West Coast and Asia, including China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan, and to take advantage of the steady growth of the global economy, particularly the expansion of trade and investment between Asia and North and South America.

Selected Client Representations

  • Representation of Gulf Canada Resources Limited in its $6.7 billion merger with Conoco, Inc.
  • Representation of Bank of America, N.A. in connection with $2.65 billion syndicated senior credit facility with Canadian dollar subfacility for Devon Energy Corporation.
  • Representation of TGC Industries, Inc. as the successful bidder in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding to acquire all of the stock of Eagle Canada, Inc.
  • Representation of Commercial Metals Company in the purchase of a steel fabrication facility located in Juarez, Mexico from Canam (Canada).
  • Representation of Ultra Petroleum Corp. in the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sino-American Energy Company, to SPC E&P (China) Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Petroleum Company Limited for $223 million, the $225 million sale-leaseback of a natural gas liquids pipeline gathering system, and private placements of $1.3 billion aggregate principal.
  • Representation of Newalta, an environmental services provider, in its master services agreement in the Marcellus, Bakken, Barnett and Eagle Ford shale plays.
  • Representation of InterOil Corporation in its public common stock offering and issuance of convertible senior notes.
  • Representation of Royal Bank of Canada in a $110 million revolving credit facility for the development of a gas gathering system located in the Eagle Ford Shale.
  • Representation of Rabobank in its restructuring with Agra Services in a transaction where the borrower filed for insolvency in Canada and subsequently filed under Chapter 15 in the United States.
  • Representation of Deutsche Bank in connection with structured mezzanine loan for acquisition and re-activation of producing oil and gas properties in Southeast and Central Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
  • Representation of Fortis Bank, S.A./N.V. as U.S. counsel in its $700 million purchase from a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corp., of 100% of the equity interests of Cinergy Marketing & Trading, LP and Calgary-based Cinergy Canada, Inc.
  • Representation of ION Geophysical Corp. in its purchase of all of the shares of Aram Systems Ltd. and Canadian Seismic Rentals, Inc. for a total consideration of cash, ION stock and purchaser financing of $332.2 million.

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