Chad C. Schneider
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9660

Chad practises corporate and securities law. His primary focus is on securities matters, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and continuous disclosure compliance.

Chad has assisted both buyers and acquired companies in M&A transactions involving domestic and foreign parties. Chad also has extensive experience in representing both publicly traded issuers listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the TSX Venture Exchange and private companies. He has acted on behalf of underwriters and dealers in domestic and foreign public and private offerings of equity and debt.

Chad acts on transactions primarily including the energy sector, including private equity-related transactions. Chad also assists clients with general corporate and commercial matters.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Recent representative transactions include advising:

M&A and Reorganizations

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its unsolicited C$6.6-billion take-over bid and subsequent negotiated acquisition of Canadian Oil Sands Limited

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its US$650-million acquisition of the Vantage pipeline and the Mistral Midstream extraction plant

  • Private-equity sponsored CanEra Energy Corp. in connection with its C$1.3-billion acquisition by Crescent Point Energy Corp.

  • ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. on its C$3.1-billion acquisition of Celtic Exploration Ltd. and spin-out of Kelt Exploration Ltd.

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its C$3.2-billion acquisition of Provident Energy Ltd.

  • Daylight Energy Ltd. on its C$2.3-billion acquisition by Sinopec

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its strategic merger with Petro-Canada

Corporate Finance

  • Kinder Morgan, Inc. on its C$1.7-billion initial public offering of restricted voting shares of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited (KMCL) and subsequent C$300-million preferred share offering by KMCL

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its C$345-million common share acquisition to partially fund a midstream asset acquisition

  • Encana Corporation on its C$1.44-billion cross-border offering of common shares

  • Encana Corporation and PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. on the C$1.674-billion initial public offering of PrairieSky and concurrent TSX listing and the subsequent C$256-billion secondary offering by Encana

  • The underwriters on a C$400-million public equity offering and concurrent C$400-million private placement by MEG Energy Corp. and a subsequent C$157-million secondary offering by a major shareholder of MEG Energy Corp.

  • Enerplus Corporation on its C$345-million Canadian public offering of common shares and its approximate US$400-million cross-border private placement of senior unsecured notes

  • CanEra Resources Inc., CanEra Energy Inc. and CanEra Inc. on approximately C$1.2-billion of aggregate private equity commitments raised in 2008, 2010 and 2015

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Chad has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts; Private Equity Law; Corporate Governance Practice)
  • Chambers Canada: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 (Corporate/Commercial)
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 (Corporate/M&A)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 (Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Finance & Securities; Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Mid-Market; Private Equity)
  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance & Securities)

  • The 2017 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2017 (Recommended - Corporate and M&A)
  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2017 Edition (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017 (M&A and Governance, Energy)
  • Lexpert magazine, November/December 2009 ("Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40")
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