David F. Phillips: Lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP

David F. Phillips

Calgary,  AB  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate Commercial Law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Income Trusts
Contact InfoTelephone: 403.298.3031
Fax: 403.265.7219
University University of Calgary, B.A., Economics, 1980; London School of Economics, Graduate Diploma, Economics, 1981
Law SchoolUniversity of British Columbia, LL.B., 1984
Admitted1985, Alberta

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.

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•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)
•Argent Energy Trust - $63 million public offering of convertible debentures - counsel to Argent (October 2013)
•Pembina Pipeline Corporation - $150 million public offering of preferred shares - counsel to underwriters, led by RBC Capital Markets and Scotia Capital Inc. (October 2013)

Recent Recognitions

2015, Best Lawyers in Canada
David F. Phillips, recognized as one of Canada's leading mergers and acquisitions lawyers

2014, Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers
David F. Phillips, recognized as a leading energy lawyer in Canada

2015, Best Lawyers in Canada
David F. Phillips, recognized as one of Canada's leading securities lawyers

Recent Publications
•Final Disclosure Rules Regarding Women on Boards and in Senior Management
•IIROC Proposes Guidance for Underwriting Due Diligence
•Changes to Rules for Marketing Activities during a Public Offering

News & Events
•Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program November 2013
•Financial Executives International Presentation
•University of Calgary/Haskayne School of Business MBA Course

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•Why choose Bennett Jones for your CBIT?


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Final Disclosure Rules Regarding Women on Boards and in Senior Management
Denise D. Bright,Jonathan Ip,Sandra L. Malcolm,David F. Phillips, October 28, 2014
TSX-listed companies will almost certainly need to include disclosure in their information circulars or annual information forms on the representation of women on their boards and in senior management for the 2015 proxy season.

IIROC Proposes Guidance for Underwriting Due Diligence
J. Paul D. Barbeau,Eric Chernin,David F. Phillips, March 24, 2014
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) published proposed guidance on March 6, 2014, setting forth nine key principles for underwriting due diligence.

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David F. Phillips

855-2nd Street S.W.
CalgaryAB T2P 4K7

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