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Jeff Bakker

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Examples of recent transactions on which Jeff has acted in a significant capacity include acting for:

  • 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

  • Cenovus Energy Inc. on its C$17.7-billion acquisition of assets from ConocoPhillips and its related C$3-billion offering of common shares

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

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

  • Canadian Pacific Railway on its US$500-million debt offering in March 2018

  • TransCanada Corporation and its subsidiaries on over C$20-billion of financing transactions comprised of offerings of hybrid securities, preferred shares, U.S. senior notes, medium term notes and common shares

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on the renewal of its C$2-billion medium term note program and US$2-billion multi-jurisdictional disclosure system (MJDS) cross-border shelf program and associated offerings thereunder

  • 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

  • Agrium Inc. on over $6.5-billion of financing transactions comprised of offerings of US$5.3-billion of senior notes in aggregate and an offering of C$1.375-billion of common shares

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

  • Nexen Inc. in connection with its C$15.1-billion acquisition by CNOOC Limited

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

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Jeff is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Legal 500 Canada - 2019-2020 (Capital Markets)

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

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 (Securities Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018 (Corporate Finance and Securities)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2018 (Capital Markets)

  • ILFR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2018 (Rising Star: Energy, Natural Resources)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 (Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2017 (Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2014 (Lawyers to Watch)

  • Lexpert magazine, November/December 2013 (Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40)

LL.M., New York University - 2006
Admitted to the Alberta Bar - 2004
LL.B., University of Alberta - 2003
B.Sc., University of Alberta - 2000
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