Louise K. Lee

Partner

Calgary
LoLee@blg.com
403.232.9408

Louise advises clients on private and public financings, including venture capital and private equity and mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations of public and private issuers, including:

  • take-over bids
  • amalgamations and plans of arrangements
  • other corporate reorganizations

She also assists clients to ensure compliance with corporate and securities regulatory requirements.

She is a co-leader of BLG's Driven by Women Initiative in Calgary and is also a member of BLG’s Private Equity Steering Committee.

Experience

  • Advises public sector organizations on corporate transactions.
  • Advises private equity, venture funds and corporate strategics on corporate transactions.
  • Stone Canyon Industries Holdings LLC in connection with the Canadian portion of its USD $1.8 billion equity offering of Series A Preferred Units.
  • Lead counsel for Birchcliff Energy Ltd. with respect to its prospectus offering and concurrent private placement of C$690.8 million of subscription receipts.
  • Acted for Westleaf Inc. in connection with its reverse take-over of IGC Resources Inc. and its concurrent C$20 million subscription receipt financing.
  • Acted for National Access Cannabis Corp. with respect to its C$21.15 million short form offering of convertible debentures.
  • Acted for Ikkuma Resources Corp. with respect to its acquisition by Pieridae Energy Limited by way of a plan of arrangement.
  • Acted for Kelt Exploration Ltd. with respect to its acquisition of Artek Exploration Ltd. with a transaction value of approximately C$307 million and its acquisition of Capio Exploration Ltd. with a transaction value of approximately C$165 million.
  • Acted for Celtic Exploration Ltd. with respect to its acquisition by ExxonMobil with a transaction value of approximately C$3.1 billion.
  • Acted for Kelt Exploration Ltd. with respect to several offerings including a private placement offering of C$147 million of common shares and flow-through shares, a private placement offering of C$101.06 million of subscription receipts, a private placement offering of C$111.6 million of common shares and flow-through shares and a private placement offering of C$94.35 million of common shares, as well as in connection with the acquisition of a private company with a total transaction cost of approximately C$165 million.
  • Acted for Ikkuma Resources Corp. (formerly PanTerra Resource Corp.) with respect to an offering of C$130 million of subscription receipts.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Securities Law
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Director, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
  • Chair, BLG Reads to Kids Program (Calgary)
  • Member, National Diversity Committee (2010- 2018)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2020 edition (and since 2018) of Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market)

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 2006
  • LLB, University of British Columbia, 2005
  • BA (Hons.), political science, University of Calgary, 2002