W.H. (Bill) Tuer
Bill Tuer has acted for domestic and international lenders regarding syndicated loan transactions in the areas of oil and gas, aircraft finance, real estate, manufacturing and general corporate lending. He also acts for borrowers in structuring and negotiating their commercial borrowings and project financings.
In the commercial area, he has represented a number of Alberta-based companies in various industry sectors that have operations in Canada and overseas. In this capacity Mr. Tuer acts as counsel on general corporate matters as well as providing advice, preparing documentation and negotiating.
He also acts on behalf of certain international clients regarding their Canadian and international activities and has been involved in a number of acquisitions, divestitures, financings and joint ventures in Canada and abroad in the areas of oil and gas, petro-chemicals, mining, electricity and manufacturing.
Mr. Tuer became a partner of Macleod Dixon (one of our predecessor firms in Canada) in 1986, was appointed managing partner of that firm in 2000 and in 2012 became chief integration partner of our Canadian practice. He is currently a member of our global executive committee and our Canadian management committee.
In 1995, during his sabbatical year, Mr. Tuer participated in an executive exchange program with Allens Arthur Robinson, a major Asian/Pacific law firm with head offices in Sydney, Australia. He also spent time in Tokyo in the legal department of Mitsui & Co., a major Japanese multinational corporation.
Year of call
J.D., University of Saskatchewan, 1979
B.B.A., University of Regina, 1978
Selected client work
Mr. Tuer has acted recently for the following clients:
- Western Oil Sands in respect of its bank financing
- The lenders in respect of the bank financing of Fort Chicago Energy Partners’ participation in the Alliance Pipeline
- TransAlta in respect of the Millennium Project with Suncor Energy
- Mitsui & Co. in respect of its participation in Alberta & Orient Glycol, a petrochemical joint venture
- Various lenders in respect of a number of major restructurings, including Canadian Airlines International, Trizec Properties and Dome/Amoco
Memberships and activities
- Law Society of Alberta
- Canadian Bar Association
- Calgary Bar Association