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.
- Counsel to Parkland Fuel Corporation in connection with its $662 million common share private placement offering and $500 million 5.625% high yield note private placement offering to partially fund Parkland's proposed acquisition of Chevron Canada's Canadian integrated downstream fuel business for $1,460 million plus an estimated $186 million in working capital. Read more
- Cenovus Energy, in connection with its acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ Deep Basin conventional assets in Alberta and British Columbia and 50% interest in the FCCL Partnership. Read more
- Total Energy, in connection with its unsolicited takeover of Savanna Energy Services Corp. 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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