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.
- Statoil ASA, in connection with
its $2.2 billion acquisition of North American Oil Sands Corporation by way of
- 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.
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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