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Olga Kary

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Recent representative transactions include advising:

Public and Private M&A and Reorganizations

  • The Riverside Company on its acquisition of PFB Corporation

  • Waterous Energy Fund on its take-over bid acquisition of Osum Oil Sands Corp.

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Limited on its C$2.3-billion acquisition by Pembina Pipeline Corporation

  • WestJet Airlines Ltd. on its acquisition by Onex Corporation for approximately C$5-billion

  • Cona Resources Ltd., a portfolio company of Waterous Energy Fund, on its acquisition of Pengrowth Energy Corporation for approximately C$740-million

  • Jupiter Resources Inc. on its US$1.1-billion Canada Business Corporations Act reorganization proceedings

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

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its C$10-billion acquisition of Veresen Inc.

  • Laricina Energy Ltd. on its support of the take-over bid by Canadian Natural Resources Limited for all common shares and follow on change of control offer for Laricina's senior notes

  • Trican Well Service Ltd. on its C$637-million acquisition of Canyon Services Group Inc.

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation on its US$2.5-billion acquisition of InterOil Corporation

  • ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. on its C$3.1-billion acquisition of Celtic Exploration Ltd. and spin-out of Kelt Exploration Ltd.

  • Nexen Inc. in connection with its C$15.1-billion acquisition by CNOOC Limited

  • BluEarth Renewables Inc. on its capitalization by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and ARC Financial Corp.

Capital Markets

  • Enerplus Corporation's C$132-million equity offering in connection with its US$465 million acquisition of Bruin E&P Holdco, LLP

  • Nutrien on its US$3.0-billion offering of U.S. notes and US$8-billion note exchange offer

  • Kinder Morgan, Inc. on its C$1.7-billion initial public offering of restricted voting shares of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited and subsequent preferred share offerings by Kinder Morgan Canada Limited

  • Encana Corporation on its C$1.44-billion cross-border offering of common shares

  • PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. and Encana Corporation on the C$1.67-billion initial public offering of PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. and the subsequent C$2.56-billion secondary offering by Encana

  • Agrium Inc. on over US$5.3-billion in offerings of debentures in the U.S.

  • The underwriters on a C$260-million initial public equity offering and concurrent private placement of Tourmaline Oil Corp. and subsequent public and private equity offerings

  • The underwriters on a C$400-million public equity offering and concurrent C$400-million private placement of MEG Energy Corp.

Awards & Recognition

Olga has been ranked among Canada's top lawyers by publications including:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2022 (Corporate/Commercial)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2022 (Private Equity, Corporate Finance & Securities)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 (Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - 2017-2022 (Securities Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2021 (Private Equity)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms - 2021 Edition (Capital Markets: Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 (Corporate Law)

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

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 (Corporate Finance & Securities)

  • Lexpert Rising Stars 2019: Leading Lawyers under 40
Professional Appearances
Admitted to the Alberta Bar - 2008
LL.B., University of Alberta - 2007
B.Comm. (Finance), University of Calgary - 2002
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