Atlantic Canada Pipeline

The Calgary office of Bennett Jones represents Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline Limited Partnership in the development and financing of a $1. 8 bn. natural gas pipeline which will run from Goldbora, Nova Scotia to Dracut, Massachusetts. Recent financing of the Canadian portion of the pipeline took place by way of $260,000,000 6. 90% Senior Secured Notes due 2019 and the securing of credit facilities and loans of up to $712,261,000. The Calgary office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon represented the underwriters who were CIBC World Markets Inc. , RBC Dominion Securities Inc. , Nesbitt Burns Inc. , TD Securities Inc. , and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Members of the Bennett Jones team on the transaction were Robert P. Desbarats (energy / commercial); Lorne Carson (financing / structuring negotiations); William S. Rice, John Kousinioris and Took Whiteley (securities); David Lennox (banking); Darcy Moch and Stanley Ebel (tax); Laurie Smith, Nicholas Gretener and Shawn Munro (regulatory); and Shawn Denstedt (environmental). Members of the Blake, Cassels & Graydon team on the transaction were Daniel P. E. Fournier (lead counsel); Michael Harquail, Warren Nishimura, Kevin Fougere, Michael Knapp (banking / transaction); Joni Paulus (banking / regulatory); Scott Cochlan and Scott Clarke (securities); and Wallace Shaw and Ronald Mar (tax).


Michael N. Knapp Took B.P.E. Whiteley Wallace Y. Shaw Scott Clarke Scott R. Cochlan David M. Lennox John H. Kousinioris Ron Mar Nicholas M. Gretener Daniel P.E. Fournier Joni Rose Paulus William S. Rice Shawn M. Munro Darcy D. Moch Kevin Fougere Robert P. Desbarats Stanley R. Ebel Warren Nishimura Shawn H.T. Denstedt Lawrence E. (Laurie) Smith Lorne W. Carson