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Scott W. N. Clarke

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Recently, Scott has represented:

  • Prairie Storm Energy Corp. on its reverse takeover Qualifying Transaction and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange

  • The management team of Prairie Storm Energy Corp. on their insider buyout of their private equity sponsor

  • BluEarth Renewables Inc. on the transfer of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan's ownership of BluEarth to DIF Infrastructure V

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

  • BluEarth Renewables Inc. on its:

    • Acquisition of four operating renewable energy projects from Veresen Inc.

    • Acquisition and financing of five operational solar plants in Ontario

    • Acquisition and financing of the ten Butter Solar projects in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa

    • Acquisition and financing of the 19.8 MW Adams and 19.8 MW Danielson wind facilities in Minnesota

    • Joint venture with the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte for the development of the 54 MW Loyalist Solar project in Ontario

    • Joint venture with the Batchewana First Nation for the development of the 58 MW Bow Lake Wind Farm in Ontario

    • Acquisition of the rights to develop the three-stage, 33 MW Narrows Inlet hydro project, and its partnering with the Sechelt First Nation

  • Several corporations undergoing distressed M&A, including in the oil and gas and oilfield services sectors, with respect to confidential mandates

  • Hyduke Energy Services Inc. on its acquisitions of Western Manufacturing Inc. and Avalanche Metal Industries Ltd.

  • Trinidad Drilling Ltd. on its:

    • C$505-million acquisition of CanElson Drilling Inc.

    • Joint venture with Halliburton to provide and operate drilling rigs for Halliburton's international integrated projects

    • C$140-million offering of common shares and C$300-million debt financing

    • Acquisition of Victory Rig Equipment Corporation for C$16-million

  • Prairie Storm Energy Corp. on its C$400-million capitalization by Natural Gas Partners

  • Novus Energy Inc. on its acquisition by Yanchang Petroleum International Limited of China

  • An underwriting syndicate in connection with the spinout and initial public offering of TransAlta Renewables Inc.

  • Millennium Stimulation Services Ltd., a private pressure pumping and well completion services company, on its start-up and subsequent financings

  • Gran Tierra Energy Inc. on its acquisition of Petrolifera Petroleum Limited

Awards & Recognition

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

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – 2023–2024 (Corporate Law, Energy Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities Law)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2023 (Corporate and Commercial)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2023 (Energy & Natural Resources: Power)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2023: Mergers & Acquisitions; 2022–2023: Corporate Commercial, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Mid-Market)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer 2021 – Independently Rated Lawyers (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

Professional Activities

Scott is currently a member of the Securities Advisory Committee of the Alberta Securities Commission.


Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 1998
LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School – 1997
BComm (Co-op, Hon.), Memorial University of Newfoundland – 1994

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