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Andrew J. Foley
Partner

Tel: +1-212-373-3078
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afoley@paulweiss.com

+1-212-373-3078
New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0078

Toronto

Toronto-Dominion Centre, 77 King Street West, Suite 3100
Toronto, Ontario M5K 1J3
Tel: +1-416-504-0523
Fax: +1-416-352-6153

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A partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Canadian Practice Group, Andrew primarily practices in Capital Markets and Securities. Andrew works in the New York and Toronto offices of Paul, Weiss, and is recognized as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 and Chambers Global. Andrew is a member of the Risk Oversight Governance Board of CPA Canada and a member of the University of Toronto Law Alumni Council. He has served as the U.S. legal representative to the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Advisory Council and has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the McGill University Faculty of Law.

EXPERIENCE

Andrew has recently represented the following companies:

  • Aritzia in its initial public offering in Canada and U.S. private placements of subordinate voting shares by selling shareholders;
  • Baytex Energy in its $2.4 billion acquisition of Aurora Oil & Gas and its associated $1.5 billion offering of subscription receipts;
  • Baytex Energy, Compton Petroleum, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Harvest Energy, NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation, Paramount Resources, Riverside Forest Products, Taseko Mining, and Western Oil Sands in their respective offerings of high-yield debt securities;
  • Canadian Natural Resources, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Cenovus Energy, Encana, Encana Holdings Finance, Husky Energy, Telus and TransAlta Corporation in the establishment of their respective U.S. shelf registration statements and in numerous public offerings in the United States of debt securities;
  • Canadian Natural Resources in its $7.7 billion acquisition of a majority interest in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project and associated financing;
  • Canadian Oil Sands in numerous offerings in the United States under Rule 144A of debt securities;
  • EnCana in its $7.1 billion acquisition of Athlon Energy Inc. and its $5.5 billion acquisition of Newfield Exploration Company;
  • EnCana and Cenovus Energy in their multibillion-dollar reorganization and financing transaction to create two separate Canadian and U.S. public companies;
  • Hudson’s Bay Company in its initial public offering in Canada and U.S. private placements of equity securities;
  • Nexen in its $15.1 billion acquisition by China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC);
  • North West Redwater in connection with the approximately $8 billion financing of an upgrader to process bitumen supplied by the Province of Alberta and Canadian Natural Resources under long-term supply contracts;
  • Pembina Pipeline in its $3.8 billion acquisition of Provident Energy and in various equity offerings;
  • Pengrowth Energy in its reorganization transaction, acquisition of NAL Energy and its numerous equity offerings;
  • Performance Sports Group (formerly Bauer Performance Sports) in its initial public offering in the United States and in its subsequent Chapter 11 reorganization;
  • Primaris Retail REIT in its $3 billion acquisition by H&R REIT and Kingsett Capital;
  • Repsol and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada (ROGCI) in numerous tender offers for ROGCI debt securities;
  • Shell Canada in the Cdn.$8.2 billion acquisition by Royal Dutch Shell of the 22% stake in Shell Canada it did not previously own;
  • TriWest Capital Partners, along with a consortium of minority co-investors, in its acquisition and related debt financing of a controlling stake in NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation (NCSG); and
  • Wheaton Precious Metals (formerly known as Silver Wheaton) in numerous public and private offerings of equity securities in the United States.

In addition, Andrew has recently represented:

  • The underwriters in numerous U.S. public offerings by Husky Energy, Petro-Canada, Suncor Energy and Talisman Energy;
  • The underwriters in the $129 million public offering in Canada and U.S. IPO of Dragonwave;
  • The underwriters in Air Canada’s Cdn.$525 million initial public offering in Canada and U.S. private placement; and
  • The underwriters in the Cdn.$1.56 billion sale of Goldcorp’s 48 percent stake in Silver Wheaton Corp. and in a public offering in Canada and the United States.

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