Melissa Cook

Melissa Cook: Attorney with Field Law
  • Partner at Field Law (122 Attorneys)
  • 400 - 444 7 AVE SW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2P 0X8
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Biography

Melissa Cook is a securities lawyer focused on securities related matters, particularly in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, continuous disclosure compliance, and general securities compliance.

Melissa has experience in representing both private and publicly traded issuers and has acted on behalf of underwriters and dealers in both public and private offerings of equity and debt. She also assists clients with corporate governance matters and continuous disclosure compliance obligations, as well as general corporate and commercial matters.

Transactional experience:

•Acted on behalf of Divestco Inc., a TSXV listed corporation, with a C$6.4 million asset disposition.
•Acted on behalf of the underwriters in connection with an offering of preferred shares, for aggregate gross proceeds of C$150-million.
•Assisted the joint global co-ordinators in connection with the US$580 million international IPO and Hong Kong Stock Exchange listing of a large Canadian oil sands corporation.
•Assisted a Canadian corporation on the renewal of its C$2-billion medium term note program and U$2-billion multi-jurisdictional disclosure system (MJDS) cross-border shelf program.
•Assisted a Canadian corporation in a US$1-billion offering of notes in an MJDS cross-border offering.
•Assisted a TSX listed oil and gas issuer on its C$89 million acquisition of oil and gas assets and public offering of subscription receipts for gross proceeds of C$100 million in relation to financing the acquisition.
•Assisted a TSX listed oil and gas issuer on its acquisition by way of plan of arrangement and concurrent spin-out of a TSXV listed corporation.
•Assisted a TSXV listed junior oil producer on its public offering of C$85 million principal amount of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures and a concurrent C$50.1 million share offering, for aggregate gross proceeds of C$135 million.

Client Value

Before pursuing a career in law, Melissa worked for one of the largest Canadian banks for a period of four years.

Outside the Office

Melissa is an avid downhill skier. She is also the Vice-Chair of Governance committee for the Lougheed House Conservation Society.

Recognition

Jason Long Scholorship
University of Alberta
2000
Llyod W Gardiner Memorial Prize in Trust
Univers;ity of Alberta
2009

Community

High profile Calgary based charitable organization
Corporate Secretary
2008 - 2013
University of Calgary Corporate Law Club
Founding Member
University of Calgary's Women in Law Committee
Chairperson

News + Views + Events

December 2013
Transaction Analysis

Notable Work

•Providing ongoing corporate governance counsel to clients ranging in size and jurisdiction
•Assisting clients during major financial transactions, including cross-border acquisitions and IPO events
•Ensuring client adherence to securities regulations
•Acted on behalf of Divestco Inc., a TSXV listed corporation, with a C$6.4 million asset disposition.
•Acted on behalf of the underwriters in connection with an offering of preferred shares, for aggregate gross proceeds of C$150-million.
•Assisted the joint global co-ordinators in connection with the US$580 million international IPO and Hong Kong Stock Exchange listing of a large Canadian oil sands corporation.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Corporate Finance and Securities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Business

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403 260 8512  Phone
403 264 7084  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com/lawyer_overview.asp?lawyerID=333
University Attended:
University of Calgary, Bachelor of Commerce, 2003; University of Calgary, Bachelor of Arts, Communications, Distinction, 2003; Simon Fraser University, Master of Business Administration, 2004
Law School Attended:
University of Calgary, Bachelor of Laws, 2007
Year of First admission:
2008
Admission:
2008, Alberta, 2014, Northwest Territories; 2014, Nunavut
Memberships:

Professional

Law Society of Alberta
Member
2008 - Present
Association of Women Lawyers
Member
2007 - Present
Canadian Bar Association
Member
2004 - Present

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