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About Olga

Olga practises corporate and securities law. Her primary focus is in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, corporate finance, shareholder activism, and corporate governance and compliance matters.

Olga has more than 15 years of experience in representing publicly traded issuers listed in Canada and the U.S., as well as private companies. As counsel to purchasers and targets, she has advised clients on a number of sophisticated domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, including statutory arrangements, take-over bids, proxy contests, private equity transactions and various corporate restructurings. She also routinely represents issuers and underwriters in domestic and cross-border public and private offerings of equity and debt.

Olga regularly counsels public companies and their boards of directors on a broad range of corporate governance and public disclosure compliance obligations, as well as general corporate and commercial matters. She also has experience advising clients on ESG matters, including in respect of corporate governance, compliance and disclosure matters and sustainable finance.

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Recent representative transactions include advising:

Public and Private M&A and Reorganizations

  • Strathcona Resources Ltd. on the acquisition of Pipestone Energy Corp. to become an approximately C$8.6-billion public company, as well as Waterous Energy Fund and Strathcona Resources Ltd. on the acquisitions of Serafina Energy Ltd., Caltex Resources Ltd. and Pengrowth Energy Corporation, and the take-over bid acquisition of Osum Oil Sands Corp.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, on its acquisition of PFB Corporation and a concurrent sale-leaseback transaction

  • 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

Capital Markets

  • Nutrien on its US$5.5-billion offering of U.S. notes and US$8-billion note exchange offer

  • Nutrien Ltd. in connection with its concurrent redemption of US$1.8-billion aggregate principal amount of debt securities and tender offer to purchase US$300-million aggregate principal amount of debt securities

  • 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

  • Strathcona Resources Ltd. in its inaugural offering of US$500-million of aggregate principal amount of debt securities

  • The underwriter and dealer syndicates in connection with a public offering by Gibson Energy Inc. of subscription receipts for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$400-million and a public offering of C$900-million aggregate principal amount of medium-term notes and C$200-million aggregate principal amount of hybrid notes to finance its acquisition of South Texas Gateway Terminal LLC

  • Enerplus Corporation's C$132-million equity offering in connection with its US$465-million acquisition of Bruin E&P Holdco, LLP, and previous C$345-million Canadian public offering of common shares

  • The underwriters in connection with debt restructuring and a private placement of debt securities by Obsidian Energy Ltd.

  • The underwriters in connection with a private placement of debt securities by Precision Drilling Corporation and NuVista Energy Ltd.

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

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

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business – 2022–2024 (Corporate/Commercial)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2020, 2022, 2024: Corporate Finance & Securities; 2024: Mergers & Acquisitions; 2021–2023: Private Equity)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2022–2023: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Securities Law; 2017–2021: Securities Law)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms – 2021–2022 (Capital Markets: Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers – Independently Rated Lawyers – 2020–2021 (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

  • Lexpert Rising Stars 2019: Leading Lawyers under 40


Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2008
LLB, University of Alberta – 2007
BComm (Finance), University of Calgary – 2002

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