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Monica Cheng

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Recent matters in which Monica has been involved include advising:

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its C$1-billion acquisition of an additional 21.3% working interest in the Fort Hills Project from Teck Resources Limited

  • Imperial Oil Resources Limited and ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. on the disposition of their interest in XTO Energy Canada to Whitecap Resources for C$1.9-billion

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its $11.4-billion joint venture with KKR & Co. to merge their western Canadian natural gas processing assets

  • Great-West Lifeco Inc. in connection with its public offerings of C$1.5-billion principal amount of 3.60% limited recourse capital notes

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation in connection with its public offering of C$600-million aggregate principal amount of hybrid notes, the first non-chartered bank hybrid debt issuance in Canada involving the use of a special purpose trust structure

  • Jupiter Resources Ltd. in its approximately C$630-million sale to Tourmaline Oil Corp.

  • ENMAX Corporation on its US$1.3-billion acquisition of Emera Inc.'s interest in Emera Maine

  • Nutrien Ltd. and its subsidiaries on numerous merger and acquisition transactions related to its retail agriculture and fertilizer production and distribution businesses

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its investment in Enerkem Inc., a Canadian biofuel technology company

  • Cona Resources Ltd. and Waterous Energy Fund on their agreement to acquire Pengrowth Energy Corporation for approximately C$740-million

  • WestJet in connection with its C$5.0-billion acquisition by Onex Corporation

  • Canadian counsel to Heartland Generation Ltd., an affiliate of Energy Capital Partners, on its C$835-million acquisition of Canadian Utilities Ltd.'s natural gas and coal electricity generation interests in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario

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

  • Sale by Ontario Teachers Ltd.'s Pension Plan of equity interest in GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. to IFM Investors (an Australian investment management company) and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation

  • International Petroleum Corporation in connection with its acquisition of BlackPearl Resources Inc. for approximately C$675-million

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its US$9.7-billion acquisition of Veresen Inc.

Awards & Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 – Ones to Watch (Tax Law)
Professional Activities

Monica teaches Corporate Tax and is a coach for the Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot at Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law.

Monica is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the CPTS, the Canadian Tax Foundation, and the International Fiscal Association. She is a former chair of the Canadian Bar Association Taxation Specialists (South).

Monica is a member of the board of directors of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Publications
Professional Appearances
  • Co-presenter: Taxable Canadian Property & Section 116: Select Issues
    CPTS, Fall Lecture Series, Calgary, Alberta, October 2021.
  • Guest Lecturer: Online Discussion on HMTQ v Rio Tinto Alcan Inc.
    McGill University and University of Ottawa, August 2020.
Education
Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2015
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2014
LLM (Taxation Law), Osgoode Hall Law School – 2014
JD, University of Calgary – 2012
BA, University of Calgary – 2009
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