Lawyer Profile Detail
AREA OF EXPERTISE
University of Victoria
British Columbia, 2006
James-Scott Lee is a partner in the firm’s Calgary office and a member of our Financial Services Group. He has extensive experience advising financial institutions and corporate clients on a wide range of lending transactions, including syndicated bank transactions, cross-border financings, acquisition financings, as well as advising on general corporate and commercial matters. He has a particular focus on the oil and gas, energy services, real estate, equipment finance and renewable energy industries.
James is a member of the Calgary Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Alberta and the Law Society of British Columbia. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and his JD from the University of Victoria in 2005. He was called to the British Columbia bar in 2006 and Alberta bar in 2008.
Recent transactions include:
- Alberta counsel to a private oil and gas company in respect of its syndicated credit facilities in the amount of C$900 million led by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
- Counsel to Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. in respect of its syndicated credit facilities in the amount of C$725 million led by Bank of Montreal.
- Counsel to Surge Energy Inc. in respect of its syndicated credit facilities in the amount of C$250 million led by National Bank of Canada.
- Counsel to Storm Resources Ltd. in respect of its syndicated credit facilities in the amount of C$140 million led by Alberta Treasury Branches.
- Counsel to Arsenal Energy Inc. in respect of its syndicated credit facilities in the amount of C$75 million led by Alberta Treasury Branches.
- Counsel to Precision Drilling Corporation in respect of its bilateral L/C facility with HSBC Bank Canada in the amount of US$40 million.
- Counsel to LGX Oil + Gas Inc. in respect of its credit facilities in the amount of C$30 million by Alberta Treasury Branches.
- Counsel to a sponsor on their C$75 million project construction credit facility for the construction of a 46 MW wind energy facility in Alberta.
- Alberta counsel to Bank of Nova Scotia, as agent, in respect of syndicated credit facilities made available to Gran Tierra Energy Inc. in the amount of US$500 million.
- Counsel to a Schedule I Bank in respect of its C$300 million bilateral L/C facility loan to an energy company.
- Counsel to a Schedule I Bank in respect of its credit facilities in the aggregate amount of C$215 million for the development, construction and commissioning of 4 solar projects under the FIT Program in Ontario totaling 38.5 MW.
- Counsel to Alberta Treasury Branches in respect of loans made available to borrowers across various industries including the real estate, diversified and the energy services sectors ranging in size from C$5 million to C$60 million.
McCarthy Tétrault welcomes new partner James-Scott Lee