Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith: Attorney with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Biography

Executive Summary

Melissa is a partner in our Securities and Capital Markets Group in our Calgary office. Melissa focuses her practice on corporate and securities law with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations of public and private issuers including take-over bids, amalgamations and plans of arrangement. She also advises clients on financing transactions including public and private offerings of debt, equity and convertible securities, and compliance with corporate and securities regulatory requirements and drafting of a large number of corporate and commercial documents including governance documents, shareholder agreements and other business agreements.

In addition, Melissa assists with plans of arrangement, mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations, prepares a wide variety of commercial, securities and corporate documents, and conducts due diligence on behalf of issuers, agents and underwriters in a variety of contexts.

Melissa is the Chair of the Firm's Student Committee.

Community Involvement

•Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids Program

Publications & Presentations

•Co-Author, Fairness Opinions - Is there a new InterOil Standard ?, BLG Securities & Capital Markets Bulletin, March 27, 2017.
•Co-Author, “ Future Uncertainty in Plans of Arrangement, ” BLG Securities & Capital Markets Bulletin, October 2016.
•Co-Author, Marquee Energy Ltd.'s Successful Appeal: Shareholder Vote From Alberta Oilsands Inc. Not Required, BLG Securities & Capital Markets Bulletin, November 2016.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance and Securities
  • Securities
  • Capital Markets and Public Companies
  • Corporate Governance and Special Committees
  • Debt Capital Markets

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403.232.9787  Phone
403.266.1395  Fax
www.blg.com/en/ourpeople/smith-melissa
University Attended:
University of British Columbia, B.Sc., 2000
Law School Attended:
University of Calgary, LL.B., 2004
Year of First admission:
2005
Admission:
2005, Alberta
Memberships:

Professional Involvement

•Member, Canadian Bar Association, Securities Subsection
•Member, Calgary Bar Association

Community Involvement

•Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids Program

Reported Cases:
Representative Work; Assisted in advising Geomark Exploration Ltd. with respect to its business combination with Pine Cliff Energy Ltd. with a transaction value of approximately $68 million. Assisted Bonterra Energy Corp. with respect to its acquisition of Spartan Oil Corp. with a transaction value of approximately $480 million. Assisted Western Energy Services Corp. with respect to its private offering of senior notes for gross proceeds of approximately $91.5 million. Assisted Sea Dragon Energy Inc. with the disposition of one of its subsidiaries to a private company, which subsidiary held an interest in an Egyptian oil and gas concession. Assisted Bonterra Energy Corp. with respect to its public offering of common shares for gross proceeds of approximately $28 million. Assisted Petronova Inc. with respect to its private offering of units for gross proceeds of $30 million, which included a $27 million investment by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and the IFC African, Latin American, and Caribbean Fund. Assisted Sure Energy Inc. with respect to its proposed acquisition by Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. and concurrent subscription receipt financing, with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $75 million. Assisted CanElson Drilling Inc. with respect to its public offering of common shares for gross proceeds of $25 million.
ISLN:
918653916

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