Brian Bidyk, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Brian Bidyk’s practice focuses on corporate/commercial law, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures in the energy industry. He advises clients on day-to-day legal and operational issues and has acted as lead counsel in many complex, high-profile matters for Paramount Resources, together with Acclaim and Enerplus, in the $1.1-billion acquisition of all of Chevron Canada’s conventional oil and gas assets; TriStar and Crescent Point in their $725-million joint acquisition of Talisman Energy’s Saskatchewan assets; Abu Dhabi National Energy Company’s acquisitions of Northrock for $2 billion, Pioneer for $750 million and PrimeWest for $4.6 billion; and for the Capital Power Corporation joint venture with ENMAX Corporation in a deal to construct, own and operate the $1.4-billion Shepard Energy Centre. Brian has been instrumental in establishing the firm’s energy and natural resource practice group.
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