Jon C. Truswell: Lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP

Jon C. Truswell

Partner
Calgary,  AB  Canada
Phone403.298.3097

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate Commercial Law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Income Trusts
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Structured Finance & Asset Securitization
  • Energy: Oil & Gas
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 403.298.3097
Fax: 403.265.7219
http://www.bennettjones.com/TruswellJon/
 
University University of Alberta, B.A., 1993
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Alberta, LL.B., 1997; Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.M., 2003
 
Admitted1998, Alberta
 
Biography

Jon Truswell's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, reporting issuer compliance, commercial agreements and governance of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Jon's principal area of practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions acting for the acquirer, target and special committees. Jon also has significant corporate finance experience in public and private debt and equity financings in Canada and the U.S. In addition, Jon has experience in corporate reorganizations and spin-outs; corporate governance; continuous disclosure; and general commercial transactions.

Jon is the Past Chair of the board of governors of the Lindsay Park Sports Society, a not-for-profit society that manages and operates Talisman Centre for Sport and Wellness, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Jon is a Tyke lacrosse coach with the Calgary Sabrecats and a Novice hockey coach with the Springbank Minor Hockey Association.

Experience

•Counsel to underwriters in connection with the issuance of $500 million aggregate principal amount of series DF bonds by the Province of Alberta (May 2014)
•Counsel to underwriters in connection with the issuance of $500 million aggregate principal amount of series DF bonds by the Province of Alberta (April 2014)
•Counsel to underwriters in connection with the issuance of $500 million aggregate principal amount of series DH bonds by the Province of Alberta (April 2014)

News & Events
Jon Truswell Recognized Among Canada's Top 40 Lawyers Under 40

November 26, 2010 On November 25, 2010, Lexpert magazine recognized Canada's top 40 lawyers and corporate counsel under 40 at the Rising Stars Gala in Toronto, Ontario. Jon Truswell, a corporate partner in the firm's Calgary office was among the recipients of this award.
Bennett Jones Announces Eight New Partners

April 20, 2006 Congratulations to the eight Bennett Jones associates who were unanimously voted into the partnership.

Recognition
2011, Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada

Jon C. Truswell , recognized as a Canadian Corporate Lawyer to Watch
2010, Lexpert's Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

Jon C. Truswell , recognized as one of Canada's leading 40 lawyers under 40

Publications
Streamlining Disclosure for Venture Issuers

May 29, 2014 On May 22, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published for comment proposed amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations (NI 51-102), National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements (NI 41-101), National Instrument 52-110 Audit Committees (NI 52-110) and related companion policies. The proposed amendments, if adopted, would streamline and tailor disclosure for venture issuers and make the disclosure requirements for venture issuers more manageable for issuers at their stage of development.
CSA Proposes Amendments to Accredited Investor and Minimum Amount Investment Prospectus Exemptions

March 11, 2014 On February 27, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators published for comment proposed amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions. The proposed amendments, if adopted, would require individuals relying on the accredited investor prospectus exemption in section 2.3 of NI 45-106 and section 73.3 of the Securities Act (Ontario) to obtain a signed risk acknowledgement form in Form 45-106F9 Risk Acknowledgement Form for Individual Accredited Investors from certain individual accredited investors who are not permitted clients, and restrict the minimum amount investment prospectus exemption in section 2.10 of NI 45-106 to distributions to non-individual investors.
ISS Announces Key 2014 Draft Policy Updates

October 31, 2013 On October 21, 2013, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), an influential proxy advisory firm, released three proposed updates to its Canadian proxy voting guidelines. The proposed updates relate to director overboarding, pay for performance quantitative screen and problematic audit-related issues. ISS is seeking feedback from market participants to finalize these updated guidelines, which will be published in November 2013 and will apply to shareholder meetings of publicly traded Canadian companies occurring on or after February 1, 2014.

 
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Streamlining Disclosure for Venture Issuers: Proposed Amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations, National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements and National Instrument 52-110 Audit Committees
Aaron E. Sonshine,Donald J.M. Sullivan,Jon C. Truswell, June 23, 2014
On May 22, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published for comment proposed amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations (NI 51-102), National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements (NI 41-101), National Instrument 52-110 Audit Committees...

CSA Proposes Amendments to Accredited Investor and Minimum Amount Investment Prospectus Exemptions
Donald J.M. Sullivan,Jon C. Truswell, March 18, 2014
On February 27, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published for comment proposed amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions. The proposed amendments, if adopted, would require individuals relying on the accredited investor prospectus exemption...
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Jon C. Truswell

855-2nd Street S.W.
CalgaryAB T2P 4K7
 

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