Chris D. Simard
Chris D. Simard
Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
(403) 298-4485
(403) 265-7219
855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1997 (AB)
Chris Simard is co-head of the Restructuring and Insolvency practice group. His practice encompasses all areas of restructuring and bankruptcy as well as energy litigation. He acts for creditors, debtors, court-appointed monitors, receivers and trustees in bankruptcy and in large and complex insolvencies and restructurings. Chris has advised energy companies on disputes arising out of CAPL, seismic and security agreements and on various matters related to Crown and Freehold leases. He frequently writes and speaks on bankruptcy and restructuring issues. He has authored papers for the Canadian Energy Law Foundation, Canadian Institute seminars and Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals seminars. Chris is recognized in Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, The Legal 500, and Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada.
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Canadian Natural Resources Limited completes its acquisition of Devon Canada Assets
On December 22, 2017, Sonicfield Global Ltd., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of CST Group Ltd., and Deloitte Restructuring Inc., in its capacity as court appointed receiver and manager of the assets, properties and undertakings of Grande Cache Coal LP, Grande Cache Coal Corp., Up Energy (Canada) Ltd. and 0925165 B.C. Ltd, entered into an asset purchase and sale agreement, pursuant to which Sonicfield agreed to purchase certain coal assets from the Receiver for aggregate consideration of approximately US$433.9 million.
On December 14, 2016, Tervita Corporation (“Tervita”), a leading environmental solutions provider, implemented its court-approved plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “Plan”).