Jennifer Kennedy

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Jennifer Kennedy

Jennifer Kennedy



Jennifer Kennedy's practice focuses on corporate and securities law matters, with a focus on public and private financings, including cross-border financings, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructurings and related-party transactions. Ms. Kennedy has acted for issuers, selling shareholders, independent committees of boards of directors, investment dealers and private equity investors in a variety of debt and equity capital market transactions, including project financings. Ms. Kennedy also advises on corporate governance requirements, continuous disclosure obligations, stock exchange matters and general corporate matters. Ms. Kennedy acts as corporate secretary as well as a director for several companies, is a member of our national management committee and served on our global executive committee for seven years.

Professional experience

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LL.B., University of Alberta, 1992
B.Comm., University of Calgary, 1989
  • Alberta 1993

Ms. Kennedy acted recently for the following clients:

  • Connacher Oil and Gas Limited in its recapitalization transaction involving the exchange of approximately C$1 billion of Connachers debt for common shares of Connacher, the issuance by Connacher of US$35 million aggregate principal amount of new second‑lien convertible notes, amendments to its existing first‑lien term loan credit agreement to increase the total commitments available under this facility and to replace Connacher's existing revolving credit facility
  • Bluescape Resources Company LLC in its formation and investment in a private oil and gas exploration company
  • CH2M HILL Energy Canada, Ltd. in its purchase of substantially all of the assets of TERA Environmental Consultants and its affiliates and the assumption of certain specified liabilities associated therewith
  • Sonde Resources Corp. in its disposition of substantially all of its Western Canadian oil and gas exploration and production assets to Marquee Energy Ltd. by way of plan of arrangement
  • Brookfield Capital Partners, Ltd. in its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Insignia Energy Ltd. in connection with a “going private” transaction pursuant to a plan of arrangement
  • Connacher Oil and Gas Limited in the sale of its heavy oil refinery and related assets to Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. for approximately US$210 million
  • Southern Pacific Resource Corp. in its offering of $260 million senior secured second‑lien notes and the repayment of its US$272 million second‑lien term loan facility. Also acted for Southern Pacific in securing a new $75 million secured revolving credit facility from a syndicate of Canadian financial institutions
  • Niko Resources Ltd. on a bought‑deal offering of common shares and notes for C$222 million and concurrent offering of common shares for C$50 million
  • Western Oil Sands Inc. in private placement equity financings, an initial public offering and a rights offering
  • Hitachi Ltd. in its acquisition of a majority interest in M-Tech Information Technology Inc.
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2013, 2021-2022: recommended in Corporate Mid-Market; 2018-2022: recommended in Corporate Finance & Securities; 2021-2022: recommended in Corporate Commercial Law; 2022: recommended in Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Corporate Law , Securities Law, 2006-2023
  • BTI Client Service All Star
  • Lexpert’s “Top 40 Under 40” Lawyers in Canada, 2004
  • University of Alberta Dean’s List, 1990, 1991, 1992
  • Cruickshank, Karvellas, Layton & Connauton Award in Taxation, 1992
  • Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers’ Association Award in Client Counselling Competition, 1991
  • The University of Calgary Dean’s List, 1988 and 1989
  • “Securities Considerations in the Context of Private Placements to Qualified Institutional Buyers and Accredited Investors in the United States.”
  • Canadian Bar Association
    • Securities subsection
  • Law Society of Alberta