Sarah Hammond
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9736

Sarah focuses primarily on corporate and securities law, advising clients with respect to corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, reorganization transactions, corporate governance, stock exchange matters, and continuous disclosure compliance. She also advises clients on issues relating to pension and employee benefit plans and incentive compensation arrangements.

Sarah has experience representing both private companies and publicly traded issuers listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange. She has been involved in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, as well as both public and private offerings of equity and debt.

Sarah's focus is on matters primarily involving the energy sector. In the course of her career, she has been seconded to a major Canadian integrated energy company to assist with corporate legal and securities law compliance matters.

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Representative transactions include advising:

M&A and Reorganizations

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation on its C$2.3-billion acquisition of InterOil Corporation

  • Painted Pony Energy Ltd. on its C$230-million acquisition of UGR Blair Creek Ltd.

  • Agrium Inc. on its proposed US$38-billion merger of equals with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.

  • Baccalieu Energy Inc. on its C$236-million sale to China Oil and Gas Group Limited, a Hong Kong-listed natural gas distributor

  • The Forzani Group Ltd. on its C$771-million sale to Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited

  • Stoneham Drilling Trust on its C$245-million sale to Western Energy Services Corp.

  • Canadian Hydro Developers in its defence of the C$1.6-billion hostile take-over by TransAlta Corp. and the subsequent negotiated transaction

Corporate Finance

  • The underwriters on the C$175-million initial public offering of Source Energy Services Ltd.

  • Painted Pony Energy Ltd. on a C$111-million equity financing

  • The underwriters on the C$251-million equity financing by PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. to finance the purchase price of a concurrent royalty acquisition from Pengrowth Energy Corporation

  • The underwriters on the C$756-million offering of subscription receipts by Tourmaline Oil Corp. to finance a portion of the purchase price for strategic assets of Shell Canada Energy

  • The underwriters on the C$230-million equity financing and C$100-million offering of unsecured subordinated convertible debentures by Gibson Energy Inc.

  • The underwriters on over C$1.3-billion of financing transactions by Tourmaline Oil Corp. comprised of offerings of C$1.1-billion of common shares in aggregate and offerings of C$232.7-million of flow-through common shares in aggregate

  • The underwriters on the C$930-million initial public offering of Seven Generations Energy Ltd.

  • The underwriters on the C$500-million initial public offering of Northern Blizzard Resources Inc.

  • The dealers on the renewal of CU Inc.'s C$2.6-billion medium term note program and subsequent debenture offerings