Andrea Whyte joins McCarthy Tétrault in Calgary
Toronto and Calgary, April 3, 2017 — Respected M&A and securities lawyer with significant expertise in the energy and mining sectors, Andrea Whyte, has joined our firm as the newest equity partner in our Calgary office.
“We are thrilled that Andrea has elected to move her busy practice to McCarthy Tétrault,” said Cam Belsher, partner and Head of the M&A Group. “I am confident that the addition of her comprehensive energy and mining experience to the industry knowledge on which our M&A practice is built will be a tremendous asset for our clients in Alberta, the rest of Canada and across borders.” Added Sean Smyth, Managing Partner of the Alberta Region: “With her pragmatic and creative approach to providing solutions that work for our clients’ businesses, Andrea is exceptionally dialed in to the Albertan and Canadian business landscapes. We look forward to having her work with her colleagues across the firm to bring that insight to the transactions and projects most important to our clients.”
“McCarthy Tétrault’s national strength in the industries so vital to our economy, like energy, financial services and mining made it an appealing firm to continue my practice,” said Andrea. “Beyond expertise and an integrated national platform, McCarthy Tétrault has a reputation for collegiality, innovation and dedication to client service. I am delighted to join the firm and looking forward to working with my new colleagues to serve our clients and offer them exceptional service.”
With a practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance and securities, Andrea also has considerable expertise in private equity matters, corporate governance, executive compensation and general corporate matters. She has been involved in numerous domestic equity and debt financings as well as several cross border public offerings and private placements. Her M&A experience includes acquisitions by way of take-over bid, share purchase agreement, plans of arrangement and amalgamation. Andrea has also led several reorganizations occurring in multiple foreign jurisdictions, recently including Tervita Corporation’s $3.5 billion recapitalization and Trident Exploration Corp.’s $300 million recapitalization transaction under the Canada Business Corporations Act.
McCarthy Tétrault’s National Mergers & Acquisitions Group specializes in advising clients on the largest and most innovative domestic and international deals. With knowledge and expertise in every type of M&A transaction and having played a principal role acting for every type of transaction participant, the group is the first call for domestic and cross-border transactions that involve complex or novel issues. The Group is a recognized leader in financial services, power, technology, retail, mining and oil and gas transactions, with multi-jurisdictional expertise in all the areas critical to M&A transactions, including competition, tax, securities and litigation.
About McCarthy Tétrault
McCarthy Tétrault provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres and in London, UK.
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