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.


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 C$10-billion acquisition of Veresen Inc. and its US$650-million acquisition of the Vantage pipeline and the Mistral Midstream extraction plant

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation on its approximately US$2.5-billion acquisition of NYSE-listed InterOil Corporation

  • 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.

Corporate Finance

  • Underwriters on at-the-market (ATM) offerings by Canadian and U.S. issuers in a variety of industries

  • 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

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its C$2.9-billion cross-border equity offering and C$1-billion Canadian debt offering

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its numerous common share, preferred share and debt securities offerings

  • 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

  • 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


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

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms - 2020 Edition (M&A)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Corporate/Commercial)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (2020 Lawyer of the Year); Corporate Governance Practice)

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 (Corporate/M&A)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (Mergers & Acquisitions; Corporate Mid-Market; Corporate Finance & Securities; Corporate Commercial Law)

  • Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2019 (M&A Chapter)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2019 (Corporate and M&A)

  • Acritas Stars 2018: Independently Rated Lawyer (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance & Securities)

  • Lexpert magazine, November/December 2009 ("Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40")