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Year called to bar: 1983 (AB)
Brock is a Partner in the Toronto and Calgary offices of Blakes and previously served as the firm's Chair for 14 years. In his practice, Brock has led a number of Canada's largest and most strategic mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate/commercial transactions, and advised in respect of strategic governance matters, across multiple industries. In his client relationship management responsibilities, he has led or co-led many of the firm's relationships with leading Canadian issuers, financial institutions, investment dealers, pension funds and energy companies. Brock was a founding member of the advisory boards of the Canadian General Counsel Awards and 30% Club Canada, which focuses on increasing gender diversity on boards in Canada. He is continually recognized as one of the leading lawyers in Canada by major legal directories and ranking publications.
On March 21, 2016, Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor) completed its acquisition of Canadian Oil Sands Limited (COS). The transaction began as an unsolicited take-over bid made by Suncor on October 5, 2015, under which Suncor offered 0.25 of a Suncor share for each COS share, and was subsequently completed following the signing of a Support Agreement by Suncor and COS on January 17, 2016, pursuant to which Suncor agreed to increase its offer price to 0.28 of a Suncor share for each COS share, with the amended offer supported by the COS board of directors.
On February 13, 2007, Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund I, Ltd. and Harbinger Capital Partners Special Situations Fund, L.P. through their indirect wholly owned subsidiary HCP Acquisition Inc. (together, Harbinger) acquired all of the outstanding trust units of Calpine Power Income Fund (the fund) it did not already own at a price of $13.00 per trust unit for total consideration of approximately $760 million.
Enerplus Resources Fund completed a public offering of 4.75 million trust units for gross proceeds of $127,537,500 to a syndicate of underwriters led by CIBC World Markets Inc. The deal closed on September 12, 2002.