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Dan Jankovic

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Examples of recent significant transactions include advising:

  • 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

  • Hg in connection with its acquisition of Benevity Inc. alongside General Atlantic, JMI Equity and the Benevity management team

  • Jupiter Resources Ltd. in its sale to Tourmaline Oil Corp.

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

  • TransCanada on the sale of its 62 per cent interest in five wind farms to Innergex

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

  • Imperial Oil Limited on its successful settlement with the Canada Revenue Agency after filing a judicial review application

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

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

  • Heartland Generation Ltd., an affiliate of Energy Capital Partners, on its acquisition of Canadian Utilities Ltd.’s natural-gas and coal-electricity generation interests in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario (acted as Canadian counsel)

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

  • Cona Resources Ltd. and Waterous Energy Fund on their agreement to acquire Pengrowth Energy Corporation

  • Trinidad Drilling Ltd. on its acquisition of CanElson Drilling Inc.

  • Cenovus Energy Inc. on its C$17.7-billion acquisition of assets from ConocoPhillips

  • Suncor Energy Inc. in connection with the C$1.13-billion sale of its Petro-Canada lubricants division to HollyFrontier Corporation

  • Agrium Inc. in connection with a series of acquisitions related to its retail agriculture and fertilizer businesses in Alberta and Saskatchewan

  • Solium Capital Inc. in its acquisition of Capshare's cloud/web-based equity management platform assets

Professional Activities

Dan regularly presents and writes on domestic and international income tax issues. He has given presentations at the Canadian Tax Foundation and International Fiscal Association (Canada Chapter) conferences and at the Tax Executives Institute and Canadian Bar Association tax meetings. He has written for various publications, including Corporate Structures and Groups, Tax Litigation, International Tax Review and CCH. He is one of the Canadian contributors to the Bloomberg BNA Global Tax Guide and co-author of the Canada Chapter in Tax Planning for International Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Restructurings, published by Wolters Kluwer.

Dan is an active member of the Tax and Economic Affairs Committee of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the International Fiscal Association, the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society, the Law Society of Alberta, the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association and the Calgary Bar Association. He previously sat on the board of directors of the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society.

Dan occasionally lectures at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law.

Publications
  • Co-author: Bloomberg Global Tax Guide (Canada Chapter)
    Bloomberg BNA, 2018-2021.
  • Contributing Author: Country Report - Canada
    Tax Planning for International Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Restructurings, Kluwer Law International B.V., Fifth Edition, 2020.
  • Co-author: Distress Preferred Shares: Debt Refinancing During COVID-19
    Blakes Bulletin on Tax, May 2020.
Professional Appearances
  • Co-presenter: Doing Business in Canada
    Canada-Texas Chamber of Commerce, Houston, Texas, December 2021.
  • Co-presenter: The Capital Transition: Alternative Pools of Capital & Innovative Financing Structures
    North America Energy Capital Assembly, Houston, Texas, October 2021.
Education
Admitted to the Alberta Bar - 2009
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2009
LL.B/B.C.L. (with Distinction), McGill University - 2008
M.A., McGill University - 2004
B.A. (S.F. Glass Gold Medal), University of Western Ontario - 2002
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