Craig Hoskins practises in a wide range of corporate finance and transactional areas. He advises public and private corporations, as well as underwriting groups and private equity investors, on equity and debt financing, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions matters, including foreign investment issues faced by international investors entering the Canadian marketplace.
Mr. Hoskins has significant experience advising private equity investors in a wide array of technology, manufacturing and oil and gas businesses as well as participants in the Alberta and Saskatchewan oil sands industries, pipeline and infrastructure industries, and advising in-bound investment from Asia.
He is regularly a speaker on corporate finance and foreign direct investment matters in Canada and Asia.
Year of call
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1990
M.L.S., University of Alberta, 1986
B.Mus., University of Alberta, 1982
- “Traditional responsibilities and new challenges of the corporate secretary,” course leader and presenter, 15th Reinventing the Corporate Secretary Course, Federated Press, Calgary, October 15, 2014.
- “Doing Business in China,” panel presentation, CNOOC / Nexen Business Mission, Beijing, March 2014.
- “Emerging Trends and Implications of Foreign Investment in Canadian Energy,” 11th Annual M&A, Corporate Transactions and Emerging Opportunities Conference, Insight, Calgary, December 2013.
- “The increasing role of Canadian municipalities in FDI success,” Canada-China City Economic Cooperation Forum, panel presentation, Calgary, July 2013.
- “Canada’s Legal Environment and Investment Climate” (co-presenters: Christian Paradis, Bruce Graham), Canada-Hong Kong Investment Opportunities Conference, Hong Kong, April 2013.
- “Investing in Canada: Chinese State-Owned Enterprises,” China State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, Outbound Investment Forum, Beijing, June 2012.
- “Investing in Canada,” 4th Annual GIC Outbound Investment Summit Conference, Beijing, June 2012.
- “Special Committees: Their Role in Addressing Risk,” 6th Board Risk Management Course, Federated Press, Calgary, March 2012.
- 9th Annual Advanced Mergers and Acquisitions Seminar (faculty member), Insight, Calgary, fall 2011.
- Intensive Course on Securities Law and Practice (faculty member), The Canadian Institute, Calgary, fall 2011.
Rankings and recognitions
- IFLR (International Financial Law Review) 1000 - The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - Leading lawyer in Capital Markets, 2014
Memberships and activities
- Canadian Bar Association
- Law Society of Alberta
- Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario)
- Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
- Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Honens International Piano Competition
- Counsel to Board of Directors, Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank
On November 29, 2012 the CSA adopted amendments to National Instrument 54-101 Communication with Beneficial Owners of Securities of a Reporting Issuer..
December 17, 2012
On November 9, 2012, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) released OSC Staff Notice 51-720 – Issuer Guide for Companies Operating in Emerging Markets..
November 13, 2012
Craig Hoskins comments in Canadian Lawyer on advising state-owned enterprises looking to invest and grow in Canada’s energy sector..
March 03, 2014
Craig Hoskins comments in a special report on energy on what’s driving the long-term and short-term outlooks for investment in the Canadian oil sands..
November 21, 2013