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Chad Schneider

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Recent representative transactions include advising:

M&A and Reorganizations

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

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its C$10-billion acquisition of Veresen Inc. and its US$650-million acquisition of the Vantage pipeline and the Mistral Midstream extraction plant

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

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

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

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its C$3.2-billion acquisition of Provident Energy Ltd.

Corporate Finance

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

  • 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

  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its numerous common share, preferred share and debt securities offerings

  • 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$256-billion secondary offering by Encana

  • Enerplus Corporation on its C$345-million Canadian public offering of common shares and its approximate US$400-million cross-border private placement of senior unsecured notes

  • CanEra Resources Inc., CanEra Energy Inc. and CanEra Inc. on approximately C$1.2-billion of aggregate private equity commitments raised in 2008, 2010 and 2015

Awards & Recognition

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

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Corporate/M&A)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms - 2020 Edition (M&A)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Corporate/Commercial)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (2020 Lawyer of the Year); Corporate Governance Practice)

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Acritas Stars 2020: Independently Rated Lawyer (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 (Mergers & Acquisitions; Corporate Mid-Market; Corporate Finance & Securities; Corporate Commercial Law, Private Equity)

  • Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2019 (M&A Chapter)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2019 (Corporate and M&A)

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

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

Admitted to the Alberta Bar - 1997
LL.B., University of Toronto - 1996
B.Comm., University of Saskatchewan - 1996
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