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John Lawless


Private Equity, M&A , Corporate and Securities Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3035
John Lawless has a corporate law practice with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance and securities primarily for clients in the oil and gas, energy services and technology industries.

John has represented buyers and sellers in connection with plans of arrangement, amalgamations, share purchase transactions and asset purchase transactions, including several private equity transactions. John has acted for both issuers and underwriters in connection with prospectus offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities. John also advises issuers on general corporate and securities law matters including corporate governance, continuous disclosure requirements and dealing with stock exchanges and securities commissions.

Before becoming an associate, John summered and articled with the firm.

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  • Vesta Energy Corp. in connection with a $295 million equity financing co-led by energy private equity firms Riverstone Holdings, LLC and JOG Capital Corp.  Read more
  • Waterous Energy Fund Acquires 67% Ownership of Northern Blizzard Resources Inc.  Read more
  • Bennett Jones LLP acting for DirectCash Payments Inc. in connection with US$460 million acquisition by Cardtronics plc Read more

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