John E. Piasta
John E. Piasta
Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
(403) 298-3333
(403) 265-7219
855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 2001
John Piasta's practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital markets transactions, including cross-border financings, and corporate governance matters. Prior to joining Bennett Jones, John clerked at the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench and Court of Appeal in Edmonton. John is the Chair of the Advisory Committee of I Can for Kids. I Can for Kids provides non-perishable food packs, fresh produce and other nutritious items to feed insecure children and youth in Calgary during the summer months. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Prostate Cancer Centre in Calgary. PCC fights prostate cancer by delivering one-stop support to men and families through rapid access to personalized care, research, and education. John is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Calgary French and International School Society and a past Alberta Co-Chair of the Shevchenko Foundation. He is a past editor of the Alberta Law Review and a former executive director and member of the board of directors of Student Legal Services of Edmonton.
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Cenovus Energy Inc. ("Cenovus") completed its $23.6 billion strategic combination with Husky Energy Inc. ("Husky") to create a resilient integrated energy leader
On Mar. 5, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, completed an offering of US$500 million
On Mar. 9, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, completed a public offering of $300 million
Canadian Natural Resources Limited completes its acquisition of Devon Canada Assets
On November 21, 2018, Parkland Fuel Corporation (“Parkland”) closed a private placement (the “Offering”) of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 6.50% senior unsecured notes due 2027.
On March 23, 2018, Parkland Fuel Corp. (Parkland) closed a private placement of US$500-million aggregate principal amount of 6.0% senior unsecured notes due 2026.
Chorus Aviation has completed its previously announced bought deal public offering of 11,628,000 common shares of Chorus, which, for greater certainty, means for Canadian investors, Class B Voting Shares of Chorus, and for non-Canadian investors, Class A Variable Voting Shares of Chorus (collectively, the Shares) at $8.60 per Share for gross proceeds $100,000,800.
Cenovus Energy Inc. filed a short form base shelf prospectus in all the provinces of Canada renewing its $1.5 billion medium term note program and entered into a dealer agreement with six investment dealers.
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