Brent W. Kraus

Bennett Jones LLP

855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E
Calgary, AB T2P 4K7
Phone: (403) 298-3071
Fax: (403) 265-7219
E-mail: [email protected]

Brent is co-Head of the Corporate Department. He advises international and domestic clients on M&A, shareholder activism (including proxy defense), special committee mandates, restructurings, capital markets, and governance matters. His practice focuses on the acquisition and sale of public and private entities through takeover bids (including hostile bid defense), plans of arrangement, amalgamations, share and asset sales, joint ventures, and reorganizations. Brent represents issuers and underwriters with initial and secondary public offerings and private placements of debt and equity, as well as sponsors and management teams, on significant equity investments and liquidity events. Acts for clients in the energy, energy services, private equity, construction, financial, industrial, consumer products, and other industry sectors. Listed as a Leading Lawyer in the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada and named one of Lexpert's Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 in 2013. Brent has been frequently recommended by various leading legal directories including Lexpert®, ChambersLegal 500, and Who's Who Legal, among others. Former law clerk to Mr. Justice J.C. Major, Supreme Court of Canada. Alberta Bar, 1999. LLB, 1998 and BComm, 1997.

Year Called to the Bar:1999 (AB)
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Corporate Commercial Law
Corporate Finance & Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions