Established almost 90 years ago in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Bennett Jones has grown alongside the western Canadian economy, influenced primarily by energy, natural resources and infrastructure development. Bennett Jones has expanded organically and by selecting excellent people who are culturally compatible and who are best positioned to serve our international client base. This is reflected in the outstanding growth over the past decade of our office in the financial and industrial centre of Toronto, Ontario, allowing the firm to "breathe with two lungs" from the two most influential cities in Canada. With a solid base in these Canadian power centres and offices in Edmonton and Ottawa, the firm supports clients involved in energy, natural resources, infrastructure, real estate, intellectual property, high tech, manufacturing, and finance.
Bennett Jones' commitment to serve clients engaged in building business and financial relationships extends to Canadian and Chinese parties involved in the growing Canada-China business and financial relationship. Bennett Jones is honoured to have been asked to advise Chinese government ministries and agencies, state-owned enterprises and entrepreneurs in connection with Canadian matters.
As part of Bennett Jones' ongoing commitment to the Canada-China relationship, Bennett Jones Commercial Consulting Inc. has established a Beijing representative office with a chief representative, Daniel Cheng, to help assess opportunities to serve clients and prospective clients in Canada-China investment, trade and other transactions, and act as a liaison in Beijing.
In 2013, Bennett Jones was awarded one of China Business Law Journal's Deals of the Year for Sino-Forest Corporation's restructuring.
- Leyou Technologies Holdings, a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed company, acquired 39% of Digital Extremes, a video game developer based in London, Ontario, for US$65 million. Read more
- Canadian counsel to Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited and Hutchison Whampoa Limited, in connection with a $84 billion (implied enterprise value) reorganization and combination of their respective businesses and the separation of their non- property and property businesses into two new Hong Kong-listed companies, CK Hutchison Holdings Limited and Cheung Kong Property Holdings Limited. The transaction also involved a transfer of approximately 6% percent of the shares of Husky Energy Inc.
- Sino-Forest Corporation, a commercial forest plantation operator in China formerly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, on all Canadian matters relating to or resulting from allegations that have been made against it and certain of its directors and officers since June, 2011.
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