Edward A. Wooldridge  

Senior Counsel

Executive Summary

Edward is Counsel to our Financial Services Group in Calgary. Edward has extensive experience in advising lenders and borrowers of all types on a wide array of financing transactions including syndicated bank financings, asset-based lending financings, cross-border and other international financings, acquisition financings and equipment/inventory financings. Edward also regularly advises banks, receivers, trustees and creditors on various priorities and other workout and restructuring issues involving the Personal Property Security Act (Alberta), the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.

Edward regularly acts of public and private corporations of all sizes helping to address their specific legal needs as a trusted advisor. He currently serves as lead counsel for a number of prominent Canadian and foreign-based clients in a number of industries. He has also had extensive exposure to numerous types of commercial transactions involving the acquisition, disposition and leasing of various types of assets and interests as well as advising on many general corporate and commercial matters for businesses of all sizes.

Representative Work

  • Represented a syndicate of three banks providing $95 million in credit facilities to a Canadian private company with subsidiaries throughout Canada and the United States.
  • Represented a syndicate of three banks providing $135 million in credit facilities to a Canadian private company with subsidiaries throughout Canada and the United States.​
  • Represented a syndicate of four banks providing $110 million in credit facilities to a Canadian public company with subsidiaries throughout Canada and the United States.
  • Represented a syndicate of five banks providing $130 million in credit facilities to a Canadian public company with subsidiaries throughout Canada, the United States and Luxemburg.
  • Represented a Canadian energy producer with operations in Canada and the United States in securing $525 million of credit facilities from a syndicate of North American banks.
  • Represented a Canadian energy producer with operations in Canada and the United States in securing $390 million of credit facilities from a syndicate of North American banks.
  • Represented a Canadian energy producer in issuing US$300 million in senior unsecured high-yield notes.
  • Represented a Canadian energy producer in securing $135 million of credit facilities from a syndicate of North American banks.
  • Represented a Canadian energy producer in securing $100 million of credit facilities from a syndicate of Canadian banks.
  • Represented an asset-based lender in providing $15 million of credit facilities to a private corporation with operations throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico.
  • Represented an asset-based lender in providing $10 million of credit facilities to a private corporation with operations throughout Canada.
  • Represented a Canadian bank in a $95 million financing to a Canadian investment company.
  • Represented a Canadian bank in a $65 million financing to a Canadian oil and gas service provider.
  • Represented various Canadian energy trading companies in the preparation and negotiation of ISDA's, NAESB's and GasEDI's.
  • Represented various Canadian banks with respect to an assortment of successful workout and restructuring matters involving borrowers with operations throughout Canada.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2015 edition of the Legal 500 Canada (Banking & Finance).