George Antonopoulos
George Antonopoulos
Partner at Dentons Canada LLP
(403) 268-7136
(403) 268-3100
850 2nd St SW, Fl 15, Bankers Crt, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 2006 (AB)
George acts for energy companies in both the upstream and midstream oil and gas sectors, as well as for emerging players in the energy innovation and transition space. He advises clients on commercial transactions with a focus on planning, drafting, negotiation and completion of complex transactions and project work, including with respect to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, joint venture arrangements, commodity transportation, terminalling and storage arrangements, corporate re-organizations, and energy project development. George has developed a specialized expertise with respect to joint venture and partnership relationships in large-scale energy projects, specifically in the unconventional resource areas of oil sands and shale gas development. He also frequently advises on both the transporter and shipper sides of oil and gas pipeline transportation projects, including with respect to the drafting and negotiation of long-term transportation arrangements.
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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 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.