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Warren B. Nishimura

Warren B. Nishimura
Warren B. Nishimura Partner | Calgary
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Recent representative matters include advising:

  • Advising Pembina Pipeline Corporation on all its domestic and international banks and note financings including its C$1.5-billion syndicated facility

  • Advising Agrium Inc. on all its domestic and international financings including its US$2.5-billion syndicated global facility

  • Advising the lenders on the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline project financing

  • Advising the lenders on a cross-border facility that included the acquisition financing of a significant western Canadian pipeline

  • Advising the lenders on numerous acquisition financings for oil and gas assets

  • Advising the lenders on financings for acquisitions done through take-over bids and plans of arrangement

  • Advising a special-purpose borrower in a regulated utilities industry on the structuring and negotiation of its credit facilities (bank and private placement notes)

  • Advising the borrower on the structuring and negotiation of a synthetic lease financing of its undivided joint venture interest in a gas-powered cogeneration facility

  • Advising many of the Firm's large corporate clients on covenant compliance and reporting matters under their bank and capital markets financings

  • Acting for LNG Canada Development Inc. in connection with its arrangements with TransCanada Corporation to design, build, own and operate the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline project

Awards & Recognition

Warren has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – 2018 and 2020 (Banking & Financial Institutions, Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing, Asset-Based Lending)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012–2019 (Banking and Finance Law)

  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Asset-Based Lending; Banking & Financial Institutions)

Professional Activities

Warren has previously been an instructor with the Alberta bar admissions course and conducts in-house seminars on finance and general corporate matters.

Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 1997
LLB, University of British Columbia – 1996
BComm, University of Alberta – 1993
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