Paul Barbeau is a corporate and commercial lawyer with extensive experience in capital market offerings, public and private mergers and acquisitions, asset dispositions and complex joint venture and other co-ownership vehicles. Paul also advises clients on matters of corporate governance, shareholder activism and general regulatory compliance.
Paul has acted for a diverse range of clients, including public and private issuers, investment funds, private equity funds and underwriters located both in Canada and abroad. These clients operate in all manner of industries, including technology, energy, oil field services, utilities, construction, mining, healthcare and manufacturing.
Paul’s corporate finance experience includes acting for both issuers and underwriters located across Canada and in the Unites States on initial public offerings, bought deal short form offerings, subscription receipt offerings and convertible debt offerings. His clients have ranged from small start-up technology companies to large multi-billion dollar international energy companies.
His M&A practice has seen him advise buyers and targets in respect of takeover bids (both hostile and friendly), plans of arrangement, reverse takeovers, management buy-outs, going private transactions and all other forms of corporate mergers. He has also acted as legal counsel to special committees in connection with strategic review processes.
Paul has been a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law and has lectured on entrepreneurial law and mergers and acquisitions. He has published articles addressing various topics, including corporate sales, public offerings, takeover bids, shareholder rights plans and proxy access. He has also acted as corporate secretary for private oil and gas companies.
Paul is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the N. Eldon Tanner Management Society. He is active in the community as a youth basketball coach and is a volunteer with the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Calgary Food Bank.
Paul lived in Busan, South Korea for two years and can read and write Korean.