David Phillips has over 30 years of experience advising corporations and underwriters on corporate finance and securities law matters. He has been the lead lawyer for the issuer or the underwriters on financings that have collectively raised more than $10 billion, includingfor the underwriters in 1997 on the then largest initial public offering in Canadian history.
David also advises corporations and boards of directors on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, compensation plans, securities commission filings and dealings with stock exchanges.
David is a regular speaker at securities conferences and other events and a lecturer for and graduate of the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is a past chairman of the South Alberta Business Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association and has been a director of a number of public companies. Current community involvement includes the Major Donor Cabinet of the United Way of Calgary, the Impact Investment Committee of the Calgary Foundation and president of the Polar Peak Lodges strata council in Fernie, British Columbia. An insatiable appetite for travel has led David and his family to over 50 countries on six continents, including for a full year in the early 2000s.
•Argent Energy, an Alberta income trust that operated and managed oil and gas properties located in the U.S., sold substantially all of its assets in its cross-border CCAA/Chapter 15 proceeding (May 2016).
•Columbia Pipeline Group - $13 billion acquisition by TransCanada - Canadian counsel to Columbia (March 2016)
•Pembina Pipeline Corporation - $170 million public offering of preferred shares - counsel to the underwriters, led by Scotiabank, BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets (January 2016)
•2016, Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers
David F. Phillips, recognized as a leading corporate lawyer in Canada
•2016, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
David F. Phillips, received a Distinguished Peer Review Rating
•2016, Best Lawyers in Canada
David F. Phillips, recognized as one of Canada's leading mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate lawyers
•2015 Canadian Proxy Season - New Requirements and Continuing Trends
•Reserves Reports and Asset Write-Downs - Legal Consequences for Public Companies
•Private Placement of Securities in Canada
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•University of Calgary/Haskayne School of Business Executive MBA Course 2010, 2013-2016
•Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program 2007-2015
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