- Corporate Commercial Law
- Corporate Finance
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Corporate Governance
- Income Trusts
|Contact Info||Telephone: 403.298.3031|
|University ||University of Calgary, B.A., Economics, 1980; London School of Economics, Graduate Diploma, Economics, 1981|
|Law School||University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1984|
David Phillips has over 25 years of experience advising corporations and underwriters on corporate finance and securities law matters. Most recently, that includes almost all of the new generation of cross-border income trusts - Eagle Energy Trust, Argent Energy Trust and others. He also acted for the underwriters in 1997 on the then largest initial public offering in Canadian history - Westshore Terminals Income Fund. Overall, David has been the lead lawyer for the issuer or the underwriters on financings that have collectively raised more than $9 billion.
He also advises public corporations and boards of directors on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, stock option and other compensation plans, securities commission filings and dealings with stock exchanges, plus other matters.
David is a regular speaker at securities conferences and other events and a lecturer for 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 serving on the major donor cabinet of the United Way of Calgary and as 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.
•Eagle Energy Trust - $30 million cash acquisition of Coda Petroleum Inc. - counsel to Eagle (August 2015)
•Pembina Pipeline Corporation - $225 million public offering of preferred shares - counsel to the underwriters, led by Scotia Capital Inc. and RBC Capital Markets (April 2015)
•Pembina Pipeline Corporation - $250 million public offering of preferred shares - counsel to the underwriters, led by Scotia Capital Inc. and RBC Capital Markets (January 2014)
•2016, Best Lawyers in Canada
David F. Phillips, recognized as one of Canada's leading mergers and acquisitions lawyers
•2016, Best Lawyers in Canada
David F. Phillips, recognized as one of Canada's leading securities lawyer
•2015, Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
David F. Phillips, recognized as one of the leading lawyers in the area of corporate finance and securities
•2015 Canadian Proxy Season - New Requirements and Continuing Trends
•Reserves Reports and Asset Write-Downs - Legal Consequences for Public Companies
•Final Disclosure Rules Regarding Women on Boards and in Senior Management
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Reserves Reports and Asset Write-Downs - Legal Consequences for Public Companies
Harinder S. Basra,Karen J. Dawson,Darrell R. Peterson,David F. Phillips,Domenic Puglia, March 12, 2015
The recent rapid decline in oil prices has already affected share trading prices of exploration and production companies around the world. Those recent low oil prices and, more importantly, continued low forecast prices for 2015 and beyond may also have a significant impact on reserves reports,...
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