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Beth Riley


Competition, Canadian Investment, Corporate, Securities and M&A Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3096

Beth Riley's practice encompasses a wide range of corporate and securities law matters in addition to competition and foreign investment matters.

In her corporate and securities practice, Beth advises in respect of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and continuous disclosure compliance. She also assists clients with general corporate and commercial matters.

In her Competition Act and Investment Canada Act practice, Beth regularly advises both domestic and foreign clients engaged in mergers, joint ventures and other forms of strategic alliances in connection with the notification and clearance provisions of the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act. She also advises clients in connection with conspiracy and other criminal provisions of the Competition Act and potentially anticompetitive business practices, and in the development of corporate compliance policies and compliance with such policies. Beth speaks and writes on competition and foreign investment matters for the Canadian Bar Association and American Bar Association.

Prior to practising law, Beth worked as an officer in the Mergers Branch of the Competition Bureau for two and a half years assessing mergers under the Competition Act.

Beth has been recognized by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business and The Lexpert Guide to Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada as an expert in one of her areas of expertise (Competition).

Select Experience

  • Paramount Resources Ltd., in connection with the sale of its sour gas processing assets in north western Alberta to Pembina Gas Services Limited Partnership, for approximately $600 Million in cash and other considerations. Read more
  • Murphy Oil Corporation, in connection with closing $486m Light Oil Joint Venture with Athabasca Oil Corporation Read more
  • Bennett Jones, in connection with acting for Waste Connections, Inc. on approximately $13 Billion merger with Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. Read more

Recent Publications

Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Ranked, Competition/Antitrust

    Beth Riley is based in Calgary and stands out for her experience advising clients in the energy industry on merger clearance and competition compliance issues.
  • 2017, Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada

    Recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of competition
  • 2016, Chambers Canada

    Ranked, Competition/Antitrust

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