John Piasta's practice focuses on securities law,
commercial transactions, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions
(M&A). He acts for issuers and agents/underwriters on private and public
debt and equity offerings, including cross-border financings.
addition, John acts in M&A transactions involving public and private
issuers as well as other transactional work for public and private
Prior to joining Bennett Jones, John clerked at the Alberta
Court of Queen's Bench and Court of Appeal in Edmonton.
John is a member of the Board of Directors of the Calgary French and International School Society and Alberta Co-Chair of the Shevchenko Foundation. He is a past
editor of the Alberta Law Review and a former executive director and
member of the board of directors of Student Legal Services of Edmonton.
- Parkland Fuel Corporation in connection with its disposition of the commercial assets of Pioneer Fuels, a Ontario and Atlantic Canada-based residential and commercial fuels distributor.
- Parkland Fuel Corporation in connection with its 5.75% $300 million high yield note offering in connection with Parkland's proposed acquisition of the majority of the Canadian business and assets of CST Brands Inc. Read more
- Parkland Fuel Corporation in connection with its $230 million public offering of subscription receipts in connection with Parkland's proposed acquisition of the majority of the Canadian business and assets of CST Brands Inc. Read more
2016, The Legal 500 CanadaJohn E. Piasta, recommended, Capital Markets
2015, Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in CanadaJohn E. Piasta, recognized as one of the corporate lawyers to watch
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