Louise K. Lee  

Partner

Executive Summary

Louise Lee is a partner in our Securities and Capital Markets Group in our Calgary office. Louise focuses her practice on corporate and securities law.  She advises clients on mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations of public and private issuers, including take-over bids, amalgamations and plans of arrangements and other corporate reorganizations as well as financing transactions, including public and private offerings of debt, equity and convertible securities. Louise also assists clients to ensure compliance with corporate and securities regulatory requirements, including continuous disclosure requirements, and she advises investment fund managers on legal issues relating to the establishment and administration of various investment products.

Representative Work

  • Advises public sector organizations on corporate transactions.
  • ​Lead counsel for Birchcliff Energy Ltd. with respect to its prospectus offering and concurrent private placement of $690.8 million of subscription receipts.​
  • Acted for Beaumont Energy Inc. with respect to its acquisition by Whitecap Resources Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement.
  • Acted for Kelt Exploration Ltd. with respect to its acquisition of Artek Exploration Ltd. with a transaction value of approximately $307 million and its acquisition of Capio Exploration Ltd. with a transaction value of approximately $165 million.
  • Acted for Celtic Exploration Ltd. with respect to its acquisition by ExxonMobil with a transaction value of approximately $3.1 billion.
  • Acted for Kelt Exploration Ltd. with respect to several offerings including a private placement offering of C$147 million of common shares and flow-through shares, a private placement offering of C$101.06 million of subscription receipts, a private placement offering of C$111.6 million of common shares and flow-through shares and a private placement offering of C$94.35 million of common shares as well as in connection with the acquisition of a private company with a total transaction cost of approximately $165 million.
  • Acted for Ikkuma Resources Corp. (formerly PanTerra Resource Corp.) with respect to an offering of $130 million of subscription receipts.
  • Canadian Counsel for Husky Energy Inc. on a US $750-million debt financing.
  • Acted for a private oil and gas company with respect of its take-over bid for another private oil and gas company.
  • Acted for Sprott Inc. with respect to its take-over of Toscana Energy Corporation and Toscana Capital Corporation with aggregate assets of approximately $160 million.
  • Acted for Cutpick Energy Inc. with respect to its acquisition by Crescent Point Energy Corp. with a transaction value of approximately $425 million.
  • Acted for the agents in connection with Pediapharm Inc.’s brokered private placement of common shares in connection with its qualifying transaction.
  • Acted for McLean & Partners Wealth Management on the launch of its Tactical Monthly Income and Diversified Fixed Income Pools.
  • Acted for Penbrooke Partners Investment Management Ltd. on the launch of its hedge fund, Penbrooke Opportunities Fund LP.
  • Acted for Strike Group Inc. in connection with its partnership with TriWest Capital Partners.​

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, BLG’s Investment Management Breakfast Series, Focus on Funds, November 2011.
  • Speaker, BLG’s Regulatory Spring Fever in the Exempt Markets Breakfast Seminar, June 2015.