Jon C. Truswell: Lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP

Jon C. Truswell

Calgary,  AB  Canada

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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
University University of Alberta, B.A., 1993
Law SchoolUniversity of Alberta, LL.B., 1997; Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.M., 2003
Admitted1998, Alberta

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 a former Chair and a member of the board of governors of the Lindsay Park Sports Society, a not-for-profit society that manages and operates the Talisman Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Currently, Jon is a member of the Board of Directors of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Centre.

Jon is a hockey coach with the Springbank Minor Hockey Association.

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•Counsel to Repsol S.A. in connection with the proposed $15.1 billion acquisition of Talisman Energy Inc. (December 2014)
•Counsel to Teine Energy Ltd. in connection with the issuance of US$350 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.875% senior notes due 2022
•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)

Recent Recognitions

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

Recent Publications
•ISS Announces 2015 Canadian Proxy Voting Guideline Updates
•Alberta Securities Commission Applies to SCC for Leave to Appeal Insider Trading Decision in Walton
•Streamlining Disclosure for Venture Issuers

News & Events
•Nicholas Fader, Jon Truswell and Adrienne Roy Update Quoted in the Financial Post on ASC Appeal
•Jon Truswell Recognized Among Canada's Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
•Bennett Jones Announces Eight New Partners


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Alberta Securities Commission Applies to SCC for Leave to Appeal Insider Trading Decision in Walton
Nicholas P. Fader,Adrienne E. Roy,Jon C. Truswell, January 8, 2015
The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) has applied to the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal the August 2014 decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal (Court) in Walton v Alberta (Securities Commission), 2014 ABCA 723 - a decision that has generated considerable legal and media attention....

ISS Announces 2015 Canadian Proxy Voting Guideline Updates
Karen Keck,Jon C. Truswell,Elyse P. van Spronsen, January 8, 2015
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released updates to its Canadian proxy voting guidelines for the upcoming 2015 proxy season. The ISS updates will apply to shareholder meetings of publicly traded Canadian companies occurring on or after February 1, 2015.

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...

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Jon C. Truswell

855-2nd Street S.W.
CalgaryAB T2P 4K7

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