Barry Zalmanowitz
Barry Zalmanowitz , QC
Counsel at Dentons Canada LLP
(780) 423-7344
(780) 423-7276
10220 103rd Ave NW, Suite 2500, Stantec Twr, Edmonton, AB
Year called to bar: 1980 (AB)
Barry Zalmanowitz is a member of Dentons Canada LLP's Edmonton office and Co-Chair of the Firm’s national Competition Law Group. He advises and represents clients in all aspects of the Competition Act, including mergers and notifiable transactions, conspiracy and other criminal provisions, private damage actions, reviewable practices and misleading advertising. He also represents clients in compliance with the Investment Canada Act and establishes competition and antitrust compliance programs and policies. Barry has been competition law counsel in many significant transactions providing pre-transaction advice, compliance with pre-notification filings and obtaining clearances from the Commissioner of Competition. He is experienced in representing clients in contested merger proceedings and defence of clients in criminal cartel prosecutions and deceptive marketing proceedings. Barry’s industry experience includes agriculture, oil & gas, restructured electricity, oil & gas service, pipeline, retail and airlines.
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On September 29, 2017, Centrica plc (Centrica) and a certain state-owned enterprise (SOE) completed the $722-million disposition of its majority-owned Canadian oil and gas exploration and production business by way of sale of 100 per cent of the partnership interests of CQ Energy Canada Partnership.
On December 14, 2017, Whitecap Resources Inc. (Whitecap), an oil-weighted growth company based in Calgary, closed the acquisition of high quality light oil assets in southeast Saskatchewan for approximately $940 million, from Cenovus Energy Inc. (Cenovus), an integrated Canadian oil company.
On April 13, 2017, Capital Power Corporation (Capital Power or the Company) (TSX: CPX) announced that it had successfully completed the acquisition of Veresen Inc.’s two gas-fired generation facilities in Ontario, consisting of the 84 MW East Windsor Cogeneration Centre and a 50 per cent interest in the 400 MW York Energy Centre.
Tundra Energy Marketing Limited (TEML), a subsidiary of James Richardson & Sons, Limited (JRSL) completed its acquisition of the Enbridge South Prairie Region Pipeline System and related facilities from an affiliate of Enbridge Income Fund (the Fund) for $1.075 billion in cash on December 1, 2016.
On April 1, 2016, Enbridge G and P Canada Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc., closed the previously announced $538 million acquisition of Tupper Main and Tupper West gas plants and associated sales gas pipelines in northeastern BC from the Canadian subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation, and entered into a long term Midstream Services Agreement for processing and transportation of Murphy’s produced gas.
On March 1, 2016, Shaw Communications Inc. (Shaw) indirectly acquired (the Acquisition) all of the issued and outstanding shares of Mid-Bowline Group Corp. (Mid-Bowline), the parent corporation of WIND Mobile Corp., pursuant to a plan of arrangement for an enterprise value of approximately $1.6 billion.
On September 1, 2015, Enbridge Inc. announced the closing of the transfer of its Canadian Liquids Pipelines business, comprised primarily of Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and Enbridge Pipelines Athabasca Inc., and certain Canadian renewable energy assets (the Transaction) to an indirect subsidiary of Enbridge Income Fund (the Fund) for $30.4 billion together with certain Incentive/Performance Rights. A joint special committee (the Special Committee) of the Board of Directors of Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (EIFH) and the Board of Trustees of Enbridge Commercial Trust (ECT) was formed to review and consider the Transaction, conduct due diligence and negotiate the terms of the Transaction on behalf of EIFH, the Fund and ECT.