Evan Herbert
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9717

Evan's practice focuses primarily on assisting clients with general corporate and commercial matters, project development, joint ventures, reorganizations, asset acquisitions and divestitures, private mergers and acquisitions, and various other types of transactions. His experience includes drafting and analyzing corporate and transactional agreements, drafting opinions on various legal issues, and conducting due diligence.

In 2016, Evan was seconded to the Firm's Middle East offices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. During that time, he acted on a number of corporate and transactional matters involving some of the largest private and state-owned enterprises in the Middle East as well as Canadian and other international clients investing and operating in the region.

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Recent representative matters include acting for:

  • Suncor Energy Inc. in connection with the C$1.13-billion sale of its Petro-Canada lubricants division to HollyFrontier Corporation
  • Cenovus Energy Inc. on the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary Heritage Royalty Limited Partnership to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan for C$3.3-billion
  • An international commodities marketer in connection with large-volume, long-term grain supply, put-through and elevation services and off-take arrangements in connection with the development of a U.S.-based grain export terminal
  • Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, on various project development and petrochemical offtake and sales agreements for its petrochemical complex located in Jubail, Saudi Arabia as well as general corporate matters
  • Agrium Inc. in connection with a series of acquisitions and divestures related to its retail agriculture and fertilizer businesses in Alberta and Saskatchewan including:
    • The acquisition of 16 retail locations of Andrukow Group Solutions Inc. and a consortium of other retailers in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and associated Competition Act divestitures
    • The acquisition of the retail locations of Wendland Ag Services Ltd. in Saskatchewan
    • The acquisition of retails locations from two other agribusiness entities in Saskatchewan

  • Freehold Royalties Ltd. in connection with its C$318-million acquisition of royalty production and mineral title lands from Penn West Petroleum Ltd.
  • Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) Limited, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sinopec, in connection with ongoing contractual arrangements
  • Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company (Petro Rabigh), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, in connection with ongoing contractual arrangements