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Max Ettinger

Max Ettinger
Max Ettinger Partner | Calgary
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Energy Transactions/Projects

  • Energy Capital Partners on its preferred equity investment in a renewable fuels refining facility

  • 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

  • Wolf Midstream on the investment in and development of a number of midstream facilities and related commercial arrangements, including refining, pipeline transportation and carbon capture, utilization and storage

  • TC Energy on its sale of a 65% equity interest in the Coastal GasLink Pipeline to KKR and AIMCo

  • ENMAX Corporation on its acquisition of Emera Maine's transmission and distribution business from Emera Inc.

  • Capstone Infrastructure on its acquisition of the Wild Rose wind projects from NaturEner and subsequent power purchase arrangements

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

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its acquisition of assets from Environmental Refueling Systems Inc.

  • Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd. on its acquisition of UGR Blair Creek Ltd., an operator of natural gas assets in the Montney region of British Columbia

  • A Canadian energy company in connection with a strategic joint venture to assess potential floating LNG projects in British Columbia

Agri-Business Transactions/Projects

  • Nutrien Ltd. on the internal reorganization of its US and Canadian operations

  • Nutrien Ltd. on its acquisition of assets from BRA Defensivos Agricolas Ltda., a Brazilian pesticide company

  • Nutrien Ltd. on its acquisition of the Tec Agro Group, a leading agricultural retailer in Brazil

  • Nutrien Ltd. on its acquisition of Agrosema Comercial Agricola Ltda., an agricultural retailer in the southern Brazil crop input market

  • Nutrien Ltd. on its acquisition of Agrichem do Brasil S.A., one of Brazil's largest liquid NPK fertilizer companies, from Patria Investments Ltda.

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

  • Agrium Inc. on the reorganization of its domestic wholesale business

  • A global milk company on its proposed licensing arrangements to enter the Canadian market

Private Equity Transactions/Projects

  • Newlook Capital Partners, on the divestiture of its investment in a fixed-gas detection business in Canada

  • J.F. Lehman & Company on its acquisition of Wenzel Associates, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of crystal oscillators and related systems and products for military, space, and commercial markets

  • GenNx 360 Capital Partners on its acquisition of multiple targets in the aviation services sector

  • KPS Capital on its US$425-million purchase of TaylorMade Golf from Adidas

  • Lone Star Funds on the reorganization of certain holdings in brick, pipe and precast products manufacturing in conjunction with a joint venture and initial public offering

  • H.I.G. Capital on its acquisition of AVI-SPL, a provider of digital workplace collaboration technology and solutions

  • Lone Star Funds on its US$1.4-billion acquisition of Hanson Building Products from HeidelbergCement Group

  • A private equity firm in connection with the establishment of a dental service organization and its continuing consolidation of specialist dental and orthodontist practices across Canada

Other Transactions/Projects

  • NRC Group on its acquisition of Iron Horse Response Limited

  • Vela Software, an operating subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc., on its acquisition of the MOSAIC business unit from Quorum Business Solutions Inc.

  • DP World Limited on its US$3.7-billion joint venture with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to create an investment platform focused on investing in ports and terminals globally

  • Cliffs Natural Resources on the sale of various assets used in connection with the Bloom Lake and Wabush Mines iron ore mines and other related matters

  • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton on its acquisition of a controlling interest in luggage manufacturer RIMOWA

  • Various purchasers and potential purchasers on acquisitions and proposed acquisitions of aircraft fleets and other aviation-related assets
Awards & Recognition

Max has been recognized in the following publication:

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada – 2023–2024 (Corporate Law)
Professional Activities

Max is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association and the Calgary Bar Association.

Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2017
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2014
JD, Queen's University – 2013
BCom, University of Victoria – 2009
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