Despite the current economic climate, M&A activity in Western Canada will be on the upswing, says David Whelan, Managing Partner of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP’s Calgary office who has extensive expertise in the areas of corporate commercial law, banking and corporate restructurings. With oil companies on the lookout for opportunities, Whelan explains 'we are going to see an increase in M&A activity at some point. There are companies that are going to have credit issues and they are going to have to do a deal.'