Michael McIntosh, Q.C.
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9791

Michael practises in the area of corporate finance law, with a focus on banking, corporate lending, project finance, acquisition finance and structured finance. He also has extensive experience in corporate and commercial acquisitions and regularly advises on cross-border financings.

Some of the types of transactions Michael was involved in recently include major project financings, private placements, major acquisition financings and cross-border structured financings, as well as financings of oil sands projects, conventional oil and gas reserves, refineries, petrochemical plants, pipelines, mining assets and power generating assets.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Representative matters include acting as:

  • Lead counsel in connection with the establishment of syndicated credit facilities for each of Suncor Energy Inc., Husky Energy Inc., Encana Corporation, Nexen Inc., Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Baytex Energy Ltd., Athabasca Oil Corporation, TransCanada PipeLines Limited, Enbridge Inc., Enbridge Income Fund, TransAlta Corporation, Rangeland Pipeline Company, Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc. and Fording Coal
  • Lead counsel to the lenders financing the C$8.5-billion Sturgeon County refinery being developed by North West Redwater Partnership
  • Lead counsel to the lenders in connection with the establishment of credit facilities in favour of Wolf Midstream Inc. to finance (on a project financing basis) its acquisition of a 50 per cent ownership interest in the Access Pipeline from Devon Energy Corp. for C$1.4-billion
  • Lead counsel to the lenders to Western Oil Sands Inc. in the financing of Western's joint venture participation in the Athabasca oil sands project with Shell Canada Limited and Chevron Canada Limited
  • Lead Canadian counsel to the lenders in the financing the Vantage Pipeline project
  • Lead counsel to the lenders in connection with the project financing of the Cascadia Terminal (grain-handling terminal) located on Burrard Inlet in Vancouver, British Columbia (a joint venture between Cargill and a predecessor to Viterra).
  • Lead counsel to TransCanada Corporation/TransCanada Pipelines Limited in connection with the establishment of US$10.3-billion bridge credit facilities in favour of TransCanada for the approximately US$13-billion acquisition by TransCanada of the Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc.
  • Lead counsel to the lenders to Nexen Inc. in the financing of Nexen's acquisition of the North Sea assets of EnCana Corporation
  • Lead counsel to the lenders in the financing of Husky Energy's acquisition of U.S. refining assets
  • Lead counsel to the lenders in the financing of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited's acquisition of TransAlta Power, L.P.
  • Lead Canadian counsel to the lenders financing the Winsway/Marubeni acquisition of Grande Cache Coal
AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Michael was appointed Queen's Counsel for Alberta in 2014. In 2013, he was named Best Lawyers' Calgary Banking and Finance "Lawyer of the Year."

In addition, he has been recognized (as well as in prior years) in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Asset-Based Lending Practice, Banking and Finance Law, Project Finance Law, Structured Finance Law)
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017 (Banking, Project Finance)
  • The 2017 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Banking & Financial Institutions)
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 (Banking and Finance)
  • Who's Who Legal: Project Finance 2017
  • Who's Who Legal: Banking 2017
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2017 (Banking and Finance)
  • Chambers Canada: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 (Banking and Finance)
  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2017 Edition (Project Finance, Banking)
  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Banking & Financial Institutions)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016 (Banking & Financial Institutions, Project Finance)
  • Who's Who Legal 2015 (Banking, Project Finance)
  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers in Banking, Finance and Transactional Law 2015 (Banking, Project Finance)