David Spencer's business law practice includes
mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance.
In his M&A practice, he
advises buyers and targets with respect to merger and acquisition transactions,
including take-over bids and plans of arrangement. In
his corporate finance practice he advises both underwriters and issuers
regarding various transactions, including initial public offerings, bought
deals, MJDS offerings, subscription receipts and high yield financings. His corporate governance
advisory work includes advising corporations and boards of directors with
respect to general compliance issues and specific issues arising out of
David's recent work includes representing Repsol S.A. in its acquisition of Talisman Energy Inc. for $15 billion, Flint Energy Services in its acquisition by URS
Corporation for $1.25 billion, and SMART Technologies in its $660-million cross-border IPO. He
is a director of Parkland Fuel Corporation, a TSX-listed downstream company, and a member of its compensation
According to Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers
for Business, David is the "classic businessman's lawyer" who "has
commercial law down to a fine art but also offers a well-honed business
- PointNorth Capital in connection with its successful proxy contest for renewal of the board of directors of Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd.
- TransCanada Corporation entered into an agreement on March 17, 2016, to acquire Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. for US$13 billion. Read more
- Canadian counsel to Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited and Hutchison Whampoa Limited, in connection with a $84 billion (implied enterprise value) reorganization and combination of their respective businesses and the separation of their non- property and property businesses into two new Hong Kong-listed companies, CK Hutchison Holdings Limited and Cheung Kong Property Holdings Limited. The transaction also involved a transfer of approximately 6% percent of the shares of Husky Energy Inc.
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