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Perry Spitznagel Q.C.

Vice-Chairman and Calgary Managing Partner

M&A, Corporate Governance, Takeover, Reorganization and Divestiture Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3153

Perry Spitznagel is vice-chairman of Bennett Jones, managing partner of the Calgary office and a member of the firm's Partnership Board.

His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, friendly and hostile takeover bids, corporate reorganizations, divestitures, initial public offerings and public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.

Perry has extensive national and cross-border experience and has acted for clients in some of the largest transactions in Canada, including many of Canada's and North America's largest national and cross-border mergers.

He has been recognized by Financial Post Magazine as one of the 25 most influential people in corporate Canada. He is also recognized by Chambers Global, the Legal Media Group, Best Lawyers in Canada, PLC Which Lawyer, the IFLR 1000 and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in his areas of expertise.

Perry is a director of public and private companies and is a past member of the Alberta Securities Commission Advisory Committee. He is a past director of Alpine Canada and a current director of WinSport Canada (Calgary Olympic Development Association), which manages the legacy assets and programs of the Calgary Winter Olympics. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Samara, a non profit organization dedicated to citizen engagement in democracy.

He is a frequent speaker and has chaired national and international conferences on a variety of business law topics. Perry speaks French and German.

Select Experience

  • Statoil ASA, in connection with its $2.2 billion acquisition of North American Oil Sands Corporation by way of take-over bid.
  • Gulf Canada Resources Limited, in connection with its $9.8 billion cross-border sale to Conoco Inc.
  • Anderson Exploration, in connection with its $7.3 billion cross border sale to Devon Energy.

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Recent Recognitions

  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

    Perry Spitznagel Q.C., received a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Perry Spitznagel Q.C., Eminent Practitioner, Corporate/Commercial: Alberta
  • 2016, The Legal 500 Canada

    Perry Spitznagel Q.C., recommended, Corporate and M&A

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