William S. Osler
William S. Osler
Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
(403) 298-3426
(403) 265-7219
855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1995 (AB)
Practices in public and private mergers & acquisitions, securities law, commercial transactions, and corporate governance matters, with a focus on the oil and gas sector. Has significant experience in domestic and cross-border joint bidding and co-ownership structures, including those involving Indigenous participation in major infrastructure projects, as well as initial public offerings and public and private debt and equity offerings. Practice also covers Canadian and international takeover bids, corporate reorganizations, divestitures, and general corporate and commercial law. Corporate governance advisory work includes advising corporations and boards of directors on general compliance matters as well as specific issues arising out of transactions. A frequent speaker at conferences on a variety of business law topics. Recognized by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business for corporate/M&A; The Canadian Legal Lexpert®Directory for Corporate Finance & Securities; the Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers; the Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers; Who's Who Legal: Canada as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets; and Best Lawyers in Canada as one of Canada's leading mergers & acquisitions lawyers.
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Canadian Utilities Limited, Quanta Services, Inc. and Innovative Emergency Management was selected as the successful proponent and LUMA Energy, LLC and LUMA Energy ServCo, LLC entered into the Operation and Maintenance Agreement with each of the P3A and The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
On November 1, 2018, ATCO Ltd. completed a private placement of $200 million aggregate principal amount of 5.50% fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes due November 1, 2078.
On September 12, 2018, ATCO completed its acquisition of 40 per cent of Neltume Ports, a leading port operator and developer in South America, for approximately $450 million. Neltume Ports, a subsidiary of Ultramar, operates in 16 port facilities and three stevedoring businesses primarily located in Chile and Uruguay.
AKITA Drilling Ltd. (“AKITA”) acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Xtreme Drilling Corp. (“Xtreme”) by way of a Plan of Arrangement. Xtreme shareholders were able to elect to receive 0.3732394 of a Class A non-voting share of AKITA or $2.65 in cash for each Xtreme common share held, or a combination thereof, in each case subject to proration as determined by a cash maximum and a share maximum.
Alberta PowerLine is a partnership between Canadian Utilities (an ATCO company) and Quanta Services. Alberta PowerLine was selected by the Alberta Electric System Operator (the AESO) in December 2014 to design, build, own, operate and finance the Fort McMurray West 500 kV Transmission Project.
On June 2, 2016, Gibson Energy Inc. completed an offering of 14,892,500 common shares, including the fully exercised over-allotment option of 1,942,500 common shares, at a price of $15.45 per common share and $100 million aggregate principal amount of 5.25 per cent unsecured subordinated debentures due July 15, 2021, for aggregate gross proceeds of $330,089,125.