As a natural progression to the ever-increasing cross-border nature of business
transactions, Bennett Jones has established a legal practice in Washington,
DC, and is the only major Canadian law firm with an office in the nation's
capital. The Bennett Jones Washington office exclusively practices Canadian
law with a focus on competition and antitrust, and issues confronting US and
international businesses in Canada.
With exceptional experience in complex cross-border and international
transactions, the firm is ideally suited to advise foreign businesses and
investors with Canadian ventures, and connect Canadian businesses and
investors with opportunities in the US, China, the Middle East, and around
The Bennett Jones DC office is located in the heart the city's business district
and is fully integrated into the Bennett Jones international network and
in-depth expertise in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, the Arabian Gulf
Region and our representative office in Beijing.
Melanie Aitken, the former Commissioner of Canada's Competition Bureau,
manages the Washington office and serves as co-chair of the Bennett Jones
Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment practice.
- Argent Energy, an Alberta income trust that operated and managed oil and gas properties located in the U.S., sold substantially all of its assets in its cross-border CCAA/Chapter 15 proceeding.
- Paradigm Capital Inc. as agent in connection with the $7.3 million marketed public offering of common shares and warrants of Freegold Ventures Limited.
- Sanjel Corporation, an Alberta-based energy services and pressure pumping company, in connection with the sale of its US fracturing, coiled tubing and cementing assets to Liberty Oilfield Services Holdings LLC.
News & Speaking Engagements