Denise D. Bright
Denise D. Bright
Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
(403) 298-4468
(403) 265-7219
855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1994
Denise is a senior corporate partner called in Alberta and British Columbia. She acts as lead counsel on domestic and cross-border complex financial transactions. Her practice includes syndicated and bilateral domestic and international commercial banking, structured finance, acquisition finance, and project finance, acting for lenders, syndicates, and borrowers. Her borrower practice encompasses a wide variety of clients and industries. She advises key stakeholders in respect to domestic and international public and private bond/note financings (including hybrid notes). In addition, she is experienced in transactional debt-related issues, debt reorganizations, reserve and asset-based lending, subordinated and second lien debt, intercreditor issues, and financing of takeover bids, arrangements, amalgamations, and mergers & acquisitions. Denise also acts as agents' counsel in respect to offshore financings. To complement her practice, Denise was employed by an investment bank as an investment banker, is a CPA-CA, and holds a CF designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants. She is efficient, technical, and practical. Denise is a long-term member of the firm's opinion committee.
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