Rick has extensive experience in corporate and securities law including initial public offerings, equity and debt financings, public and private mergers, takeover bids, RTOs, acquisitions and disposition transactions, and business combinations. He has significant international stock exchange listing experience including on the Toronto, New York, NASDAQ, London, AIM, and Hong Kong stock exchanges. Rick has considerable experience in the energy, oil & gas, biotechnology, and agribusiness industries. He has acted for many reporting issuers from incorporation to completion of their initial public offering and beyond and, over his career, has led financing and other transactions totalling several billion dollars. He regularly advises public companies as to ongoing regulatory compliance and corporate governance matters and has acted for boards of directors and special committees in a variety of transactions. He also advises clients on competition and foreign investment law matters including regulatory compliance matters involving mergers & acquisitions. He represents clients in initiating or defending investigations by the Competition Bureau and advises clients on reviewable business practices such as tied selling, abuse of dominance, refusal to deal, and other pricing practices.
On September 29 2016, Bankers Petroleum Ltd. completed its plan of arrangement with affiliates of Geo-Jade Petroleum Corporation. As a result of the transaction, Geo-Jade acquired all the issued and outstanding common shares of Bankers through its affiliates for approximately $575M.