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Jon C. Truswell


M&A, Equity and Debt Financing, Reporting Issuer and Governance Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3097

Jon Truswell's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, reporting issuer compliance, shareholder activism and proxy contests, commercial agreements and governance of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations..

Jon's principal area of practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions, including going private transactions, acting for the acquirer, target and special committees. Jon also has significant corporate finance experience in public and private debt and equity financings in Canada and the U.S. In addition, Jon has experience in corporate reorganizations and spin-outs; corporate governance; continuous disclosure; incentive compensation and general commercial transactions.

Currently, Jon is the Chair and a member of the Board of Directors of the Prostate Cancer Centre. Jon is a former Chair and a member of the board of governors of the Lindsay Park Sports Society, a not-for-profit society that manages and operates the Talisman Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

Select Experience

  • Counsel to Eagle Energy Inc. in connection with the successful defense against activist investors in a proxy contest for control of its board of directors.
  • Counsel to PointNorth Capital in connection with its successful proxy contest for renewal of the board of directors of Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd.
  • Counsel to a syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Dominion Securities Inc. in connection with a $1 billion bond offering made by the Province of Alberta, completed in August 2016. Read more

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Recent Recognitions

  • 2011, Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada

    Jon C. Truswell, recognized as a Canadian Corporate Lawyer to Watch
  • 2010, Lexperts Rising Stars Leading Lawyers Under 40

    Jon C. Truswell, recognized as one of Canada's leading 40 lawyers under 40

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