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Andrew Kolody

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Representing as lead counsel or as a part of the Blakes Financial Services group on the following matters:

  • Lenders in the establishment of, and ongoing advisory services for, syndicated credit facilities for Baytex Energy Ltd. and Athabasca Oil Corporation

  • Lenders financing the Sturgeon County oil refinery being developed by North West Redwater Partnership

  • Agrium Inc. on a number of its domestic and international financings including its US$2.5-billion syndicated global facility

  • Canadian counsel to the lenders financing the Vantage Pipeline project

  • Canadian counsel to the lenders financing the Winsway/Marubeni acquisition of Grande Cache Coal

  • Lenders in the financing of Stuart Olson Inc.'s acquisition of Seacliff Construction Corp.

  • Numerous large, mid-market and smaller syndicated and non-syndicated credit facilities led by Canadian banks ranging in size from C$5-million to C$1-billion

  • TC Energy in connection with issuance (on a limited recourse basis) by Northern Courier Limited Partnership of C$1.0-billion senior secured notes and establishment of a C$70-million operating credit facility

Awards & Recognition

Andrew has been recognized in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 (Banking and Finance Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2023 (Asset-Based Lending and Banking & Financial Institutions)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2023 (Banking)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2016 (Recommended – Banking and Finance)

Professional Activities

Andrew is a member of the The Law Society of Alberta.


Admitted to Alberta Bar – 2007
LLB, University of Alberta – 2006
BComm, University of Alberta – 2003

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