Harvest Energy Trust Acquires Birchill Energy

Bregal-Birchill Investments S.A.R.L., a Luxembourg corporation affiliated with COFRA Holding AG, sold its 100 per cent interest in Birchill Energy Limited to Harvest Energy Trust for approximately $440 million on August 15, 2006.
Harvest Energy Trust was represented by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP with a team led by Craig Spurn, which included Chris Christopher, Jason Husack, Chastine Taerum, Sabeen Sheikh, Selina Lee-Andersen and Lisa Clarke (corporate/commercial); Wanda Rumble (tax) and Jason Gudofsky and Brian Facey (competition).
Bregal-Birchill was represented by Russell Libby, vice-president-legal for COFRA North America, Inc. Mr. Libby was assisted by a team from Stikeman Elliott LLP that included Glenn Cameron, Brad Grant, Lisa McDowell and Kathryn Blair (corporate/commercial); David Weekes and Kevin Kelly (tax) and Susan Hutton and Kevin Rushton (competition).


Lisa A. McDowell David G. Weekes Bradley B. Grant Chastine Taerum Selina Lee-Andersen Sabeen Sheikh Kathryn J. Blair Craig N. Spurn Jason L. Gudofsky Kevin Rushton Susan M. Hutton Brian A. Facey Jason Husack Glenn Cameron