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Ira Cooper

Associé

Calgary
ICooper@blg.com
403.232.9613

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Ira acts for both lenders and investors as well as borrowers and issuers in connection with numerous types of domestic, cross-border and international debt financings. 

His practice focuses on corporate finance, in particular:

  • syndicated lending
  • banking
  • corporate lending
  • commercial lending
  • project finance
  • structured finance
  • acquisition financing
  • Personal Property Security Act matters

Ira’s transactions range from investment grade and covenant-based financings to energy reserves and accounts and inventory margining facilities to demand credit facilities.

Ira currently acts as lead counsel to the lending syndicate of numerous companies including:

  • AGT Food and Ingredients
  • Enerflex Energy Services
  • Calfrac Well Services
  • Petrogas Energy
  • Phoenix Energy Services
  • Site Energy Services
  • Total Energy Services
  • Van Ray Paskal Farms
  • Monette Farms
  • PetroShale Energy
  • Essex Lease Financial and Northern Mat & Bridge
  • Essex Financial 

Ira has acted as lead banking counsel to numerous companies including:

  • Birchcliff Energy
  • Horizon North Logistics
  • Bonterra Energy
  • Crescent Point Energy
  • Enbridge Inc.
  • Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
  • Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
  • Enbridge Income Fund
  • Tangle Creek Energy
  • Surge Energy 

Experience

  • Acting for HSBC as the Agent in representing the syndicate of banks in the Calfrac CBCA Filing. Also acting for HSBC in numerous Court applications in Alberta and Texas. And acting for HSBC in closing the refinancing.
  • The lenders to Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in connection with its US$3.5 billion credit facility
  • Birchcliff Energy with respect to its senior secured credit facilities in the aggregate amount of $950 million
  • The lenders to Parkland Fuel Corporation in connection with its senior secured credit facilities in the aggregate amount of $450 million
  • Calfrac Well Services in connection with its senior secured credit facilities in the aggregate amount of $400 million
  • Enbridge Inc. in connection with a $3.465 billion syndicated credit facility, a $2.35 billion syndicated credit facility and a US$2.25 billion syndicated credit facility
  • The lenders to AGT Food and Ingredients. in connection with its senior secured credit facilities in the aggregate amount of $400 million
  • Crescent Point Energy Corp. in connection with its senior unsecured credit facilities in the aggregate amount of $2.1 billion and senior unsecured notes in the aggregate amounts of US$830 million and C$142 million
  • Surge Energy Inc. in connection with its senior secured credit facilities in the aggregate amount of $430 million
  • Enbridge Pipelines Inc. in connection with a $300 million syndicated credit facility
  • Enbridge Income Fund in connection with syndicated credit facilities in the aggregate amount of $500 million
  • Enbridge Inc. in connection with its guarantee of various credit facilities of Enbridge (U.S.) Inc. and in connection with Enbridge (U.S.) Inc.’s US$2.1 billion commercial paper program
  • The lenders to Baytex Energy Trust in connection with its $490 million senior secured credit facilities

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2022 (and since 2016) edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Banking & Finance Law).
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Banking & Financial Institutions).
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Energy
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition of IFLR1000 - The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (Banking and Finance - Rising Star). 
  • Recognized in the 2015 edition of the Legal 500 Canada (Banking & Finance; Corporate and M&A).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 2003
  • LLB, Université de l'Alberta, 2002
  • BSc, Université de l'Alberta, 1998