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Chad C. Schneider

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Recent representative transactions include advising:

M&A and Reorganizations

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its proposed C$13-billion midstream joint venture with KKR, its proposed C$8-billion "white knight" bid for Inter Pipeline Ltd., and its C$10-billion acquisition of Veresen Inc.

  • Enerplus Corporation on its US$465-million acquisition of Bruin E&P

  • Encana Corporation on its reorganization to form Ovintiv Inc. and concurrent redomicile from Canada to Delaware

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation on its US$2.5-billion acquisition of NYSE-listed InterOil Corporation and its C$3.1-billion acquisition of Celtic Exploration Ltd. and spin-out of Kelt Exploration Ltd.

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its unsolicited C$6.6-billion take-over bid and subsequent negotiated acquisition of Canadian Oil Sands Limited

  • Private-equity sponsored CanEra Energy Corp. in connection with its C$1.3-billion acquisition by Crescent Point Energy Corp.

Capital Markets

  • Enerplus Corporation on its C$132-million Canadian public common share offering and concurrent US$600-million credit facility financing in connection with its acquisition of Bruin E&P, and previous C$345-million Canadian public offering of common shares and US$400-million cross-border private placement of senior unsecured notes

  • Syndicate of underwriters in connection with the C$230-million equity offering by PrairieSky Royalty Ltd.

  • Kinder Morgan, Inc. on its C$1.7-billion initial public offering of restricted voting shares of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited (KMCL) and subsequent C$300-million preferred share offering by KMCL

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its C$2.9-billion cross-border equity offering and C$1-billion Canadian debt offering

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

  • Encana Corporation and PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. on the C$1.674-billion initial public offering of PrairieSky and concurrent TSX listing and the subsequent C$2.56-billion secondary offering by Encana

  • CanEra companies on approximately C$1.2-billion of aggregate private equity commitments

  • Underwriters on at-the-market offerings by Canadian and U.S. issuers in a variety of industries

Awards & Recognition

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

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2024 (Corporate and M&A)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 (Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Governance Practice, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2024 (Corporate/M&A)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2023 (Corporate/Commercial)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 – Lawyer of the Year (Securities Law – Calgary)

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2023 (Corporate Finance & Securities)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2023 (M&A, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Mid-Market, Corporate Commercial Law, Private Equity)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms 2023 (M&A)

  • Who's Who Legal: Global 2023 (Capital Markets – Debt & Equity, Energy – Oil & Gas, M&A)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2023 (Capital Markets, Energy, M&A)

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

  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (M&A, Corporate Finance & Securities)

  • Lexpert magazine, November/December 2009 ("Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40")

  • Co-author: Total Return Swap "Clearly Abusive" in IPL Bid
    Blakes Bulletin on Litigation & Dispute Resolution / Mergers & Acquisitions, January 7, 2021.

Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 1997
LLB, University of Toronto – 1996
BComm, University of Saskatchewan – 1996

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