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Philip D. Backman Q.C.


Corporate Borrower and Lender Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3366
With financing experience in North America and internationally, Phil acts for both corporate borrowers and lenders involved in syndicated credit agreements, public and private debt issues, cross-border financings, leveraged loans, project financings, debt restructurings, derivatives and other types of financings in oil and gas, oil sands, utilities, pipelines and other industries.

Select Experience

  • North West Redwater Partnership in connection with its $3.5 billion credit facility and $1.0 billion bond offering, the proceeds of which will contribute to the funding of the construction of North West's $8+ Billion bitumen refinery in the Alberta Heartland. The project is supported by 30-year tolling commitments of the Government of Alberta and Canadian Natural.
  • Husky Energy Inc. in connection with $3.2 billion of credit facilities.
  • Acted as lead counsel to Canadian Natural Resources Limited in connection with $4.5 billion syndicated credit facilities with Royal Bank of Canada and other Canadian and international banks.

Recent Recognitions

  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

    Received a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of banking and financial institutions
  • 2017, Chambers Global

  • Ranked, Banking & Finance

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