Robert Sevalrud
Associate | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9669

Robert practices corporate and securities law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and continuous disclosure compliance.

Robert has experience representing private and publicly-traded issuers on a broad range of transactional matters. He has also acted for underwriters on offerings of equity and debt securities.

Robert regularly assists clients with corporate governance matters and compliance with continuous disclosure obligations, as well as general corporate and commercial matters.

Prior to joining Blakes, Robert worked as an engineer for a major Canadian energy company.


Representative matters in which Robert has been involved include advising:

  • WestJet Airlines Ltd. on its proposed acquisition by Onex Corporation for C$5-billion

  • Nutrien Ltd. on its proposed A$470-million acquisition of Ruralco Holdings Limited

  • Drilling Info, Inc. on its proposed acquisition of Cortex Business Solutions Inc. for approximately C$45.7-million via a plan of arrangement

  • Jupiter Resources Inc. on its restructuring of US$1.1-billion of senior unsecured notes via a plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act

  • Trinidad Drilling Ltd. with respect to the hostile take-over bid made by Ensign Energy Services Inc.

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Limited on its C$4.5-billion sale of the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and expansion project to the Government of Canada

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

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Limited on its C$250-million preferred share offering

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its US$400-million preferred share offering

  • Trinidad Drilling Ltd. on its C$505-million acquisition of CanElson Drilling Inc.

  • Various private issuers in connection with mergers and acquisitions, restructuring transactions, private equity financings and private placements

  • Various private companies across various industries with general corporate matters