Spencer, David

David A. Spencer


Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Governance Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.2054

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 transactions.

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 committee.

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 sense".

Select Experience

  • 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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Recent Recognitions

  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

    David A. Spencer, received a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    David A. Spencer, ranked, Corporate/Commercial: Alberta

    David Spencer is rated for his experience advising on corporate finance and governance, takeover bids, IPOs and high-yield financings.
  • 2017, The Legal 500 Canada

    David A. Spencer, leading lawyer in the area of Corporate and M&A

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