855 2nd St SW, Suite 3500, Bankers Hall, East Twr, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 2005 (AB)
Nick is a partner in the Financial Services Group in the Calgary office at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. His practice focuses on banking, corporate lending, acquisition finance, project finance, transactional debt-related work, and on-going advisory services on completed transactions. He regularly acts on secured and unsecured debt financing transactions, syndicated loan transactions, cross-border financings, acquisition financings, project financings, note and bond deals, debt reorganizations, asset-based lending transactions, and intercreditor arrangements. Nick works primarily in the energy, oil & gas and related service industries, power generation, renewable energy, and related construction and project development financing matters. He also has experience in a wide range of other industry sectors. Nick regularly acts on behalf of Canadian and foreign financial institutions and corporations in respect of their debt transactions. Nick also acts as agent counsel to international law firms, providing Canadian legal advice in relation to debt and related matters. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in all major legal directories and ranking publications.
On August 31, 2018, the Government of Canada indirectly acquired the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), through Trans Mountain Corp. (a subsidiary of the Canada Development Investment Corp. (CDEV)) from a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (KML) for cash consideration of $4.5 billion.
On December 8, 2016, Source Energy Services Canada LP (“Source LP”) and Source Energy Services Canada Holdings Ltd. (“Source Holdings” and together with Source LP, “Source”) completed its offering of $130-million aggregate principal amount of senior secured first lien notes (the “Notes”).
A subsidiary of BluEarth Renewables Inc. acquired the GoodLight solar power project, a 10-megawatt AC solar power plant located in the town of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, valued at over C$66 million, from Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc. This acquisition is the second of four planned solar projects being acquired by BluEarth Renewables Inc. from Canadian Solar Inc.