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Justin E. Ferrara

Partner

Justin E. Ferrara

Calgary

T:+1 403.267.8393

Justin Ferrara’s main practice is in securities law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Mr. Ferrara has represented a number of both publicly traded and privately held clients in a broad range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity financings, corporate reorganizations and corporate governance issues. Mr. Ferrara has also advised special committees regarding numerous types of strategic and related party transactions.

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  • Education

    LL.B., Dalhousie University, 1995
    M.B.A., Finance, Dalhousie University, 1992
    B.Com., Accounting, McMaster University, 1990

  • Representative experience

     

    Clients for whom Mr. Ferrara has acted include the following:

    • The special committee of independent directors of Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (ENF) in connection with the sale to Enbridge Inc. of all the outstanding shares of ENF not owned by Enbridge Inc. for $4.7 billion
    • The special committees of the board of directors of Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. and the board of trustees of Enbridge Commercial Trust in connection with (i) the acquisition by an indirect subsidiary of Enbridge Income Fund from Enbridge Inc. of its Canadian liquids pipelines business and certain renewable energy assets for $30.4 billion, together with the issuance of certain incentive/performance rights; (ii) the acquisition of a 50% interest in the US portion of Alliance Pipeline and an interest in the Southern Lights Pipeline for $1.8 billion; (iii) the acquisition of the Amherstburg and Tilbury Solar and Greenwich Wind energy projects and the Hardisty crude oil storage facilities for $1.7 billion; (iv) the acquisition of the Ontario Wind, Sarnia Solar and Talbot Wind energy projects for $1.2 billion; and (v) the partial exchange of the units of Enbridge Income Fund for common shares of Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc.
    • Petro‑Canada on its share exchange merger with Suncor Energy Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement for a transaction value of $55 billion
    • Provident Energy Ltd. on its sale to Pembina Pipeline Corporation by way of a plan of arrangement for a transaction value of $3.8 billion
    • Crescent Point Energy Corp. on its acquisition of CanEra Energy Corp. by way of a plan of arrangement for a transaction value of $1.1 billion
    • Crescent Point Energy Corp. on its acquisition of Wild Stream Exploration Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement for a transaction value of $770 million
    • Mistral Energy Inc. on the sale of Vantage Pipeline Canada ULC, Vantage Pipeline US LP and Mistral Midstream Inc. for a transaction value of $650 million
    • TransAlta Power, L.P. on its sale to CKI Holdings Limited by way of a take‑over bid for a transaction value of $600 million
    • Rider Resources Ltd. on its sale to NuVista Energy Ltd. by way of a plan of arrangement for a transaction value of $560 million
    • Barrick Gold Corporation on the sale of Barrick Energy Inc. and certain assets of Barrick Energy Inc. for a transaction value of $455 million
  • Admissions
    • Alberta 1996
    • Ontario 2001
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Chambers Canada, Alberta: Corporate/Commercial, Chambers and Partners, 2019
    • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019: Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2019: Corporate Law
    • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, (2017): recommended in Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, (2014-2015): recommended in Corporate Finance & Securities
    • The Legal 500 Canada (2016): Corporate and M&A
  • Memberships and activities
    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Law Society of Alberta
    • Law Society of Upper Canada