66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1998 (ON); 2013 (BC)
Shea Small, co-head of Mergers & Acquisitions and co-leader of McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Global Metals & Mining (GMM) group, has an international practice based in Toronto, Canada, and London, UK, focusing on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic investments, private equity, capital markets and special situations. Shea is also a member of McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s senior leadership team in his role as co-leader, International Strategy. Shea has significant industry expertise, particularly in complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, and deep industry connections in the global metals and mining sector. Shea is repeatedly recognized in Chambers, Lexpert, Best Lawyers, The Legal 500 and others for his significant experience in M&A, joint ventures, natural resources and international transactions. He also has an Acritas Star for his joint venture and global expertise.
On May 31, 2017, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (Canadian Natural) completed two previously announced agreements to acquire oil sands assets from Shell Canada Energy, Shell Canada Ltd. and Shell Canada Resources (Shell) and, with a subsidiary of Shell, to jointly acquire Marathon Oil Canada Corp. (MOCC).
On July 6, 2015, Kraft Canada Inc., a subsidiary of The Kraft Heinz Company, closed its private placement of $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes. The senior notes consisted of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 2.7 per cent Senior Notes due 2020, $200 million aggregate principal amount of Floating Rate Senior Notes due 2018 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of Floating Rate Senior Notes due 2020.