Andrea Whyte, KC

Andrea’s practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, executive compensation and general corporate matters.

She has extensive corporate finance experience on domestic and cross border equity and debt financings. She also has significant mergers and acquisitions experience, in take-over bids, proxy contests, negotiated mergers and acquisitions and a range of corporate transactions and restructurings. She is a frequent advisor to boards and special committees. Andrea routinely advises companies in the mining and energy sectors.

Andrea’s practice includes corporate governance matters such as the preparation of disclosure and advising on best practices. Andrea’s leading expertise has been recognized by Lexpert, International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and Best Lawyers. Andrea is a member of the Alberta Securities Commission Advisory Committee. Andrea has also practised in the firm’s New York office.


Representative Work

  • ConocoPhillips

    ConocoPhillips in its acquisition of the remaining Surmont interest from TotalEnergies EP Canada Ltd. for approximately $3.7 billion

  • Energy Transfer Canada

    Energy Transfer Canada in connection with Pembina Pipeline Corporation and KKR’s joint venture to merge Western Canadian processing assets

  • Bitvo Inc.

    Bitvo Inc. in its proposed acquisition by FTX Trading

  • Circle Cardiovascular Imaging

    Circle Cardiovascular Imaging in its strategic investment from Thoma Bravo

  • The Underwriters

    The Underwriters in Dye & Durham’s $500 million offering

  • Bitvo Inc. in its acquisition by FTX Trading
  • Energy Transfer Canada in connection with Pembina Pipeline Corporation and KKR’s joint venture to Merge Western Canadian Processing Assets
  • Circle Cardiovascular Imaging in its strategic investment from Thoma Bravo
  • Tervita Corporation, in its $3.5 billion recapitalization transaction under the Canada Business Corporations Act
  • Trident Exploration Corp. in its $300 million recapitalization transaction under the Canada Business Corporations Act
  • Precision Drilling Corporation in its offering of US$400 Million 7.125% Senior Notes due 2026.
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. in connection with activist shareholder matters and Legacy’s $1.5 billion acquisition by Crescent Point Energy Corp
  • Delphi Energy Corp. in its sale of common shares and offering of senior secured notes for approximately $65.3 million
  • Independent Committee of Board of Directors of Zedi Inc. in its sale to a management led group
  • 2SV Capital, Tuckerman Capital and Right Lane Capital in their acquisition of Galvanic Applied Sciences Inc
  • NOVA Chemicals Corporation in its $500 million issuance of 5.25% Senior Notes due 2023
  • URS Corporation in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Flint Energy Services Ltd
  • Winsway Coking Coal Holdings Limited and Marubeni Corporation in their $1 billion acquisition of Grande Cache Coal Corporation
  • Trident Exploration Corp. in its $175 million offering of Senior Unsecured Notes
  • NOVA Chemicals Corporation in its acquisition by International Petroleum Investment Company
  • Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, RBC Dominion Securities and a syndicate of underwriters in the US$660 million cross-border initial public offering of Smart Technologies Inc
  • Canadian Oil Sands Trust in its conversion into a corporate structure
  • Wentworth Resources Limited in connection with its rights offering, Norwegian public offering and AIM listing
  • Delphi Energy Corp. in its acquisition of Fairmount Energy Inc
  • Citadel Capital and National Petroleum Company in connection with its acquisition of Rally Energy Corp
  • First Reserve Corporation in connection with its acquisition of Saxon Energy Services Inc
  • Shell Canada Limited in its $2.4 billion acquisition of BlackRock Ventures Inc
  • BA Energy Inc. in its $120 million private equity financing
  • National Bank Financial in the Canadian Energy Services L.P. initial public offering
  • Elevation Partners L.P. in connection with its disposition of Bioware Corporation

Latest Insights

  • Osler Update Jan 11, 2023

    Capital markets activity slows as regulatory changes appear on the horizon

    After a frenzied 18-month period for the capital markets in Canada, 2022 saw a rapid about-face in activity levels, with initial public offering...

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    Capital markets activity slows as regulatory changes appear on the horizon
  • Webinar Sep 14, 2022

    EHG women in leadership series: Funding sources, distribution methods and layoffs with guests Shelley Kuipers, Helena Kaylin and Chloe Smith

    The discussion touched on how they find new sources of funding; changing distribution methods; manufacturing shifts and having to deal with...

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    EHG women in leadership series: Funding sources, distribution methods and layoffs with guests Shelley Kuipers, Helena Kaylin and Chloe Smith
  • Osler Update Dec 13, 2021

    Progressive changes in a historic year for capital markets activity

    A number of changes were implemented or proposed to reduce uncertainty, create greater efficiency or harmonize rules or the interpretation of those...

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    Progressive changes in a historic year for capital markets activity
  • Osler Update Dec 8, 2020

    Reducing the regulatory burden: Positive changes in corporate and securities law

    There were a number of significant developments in the corporate and securities landscape in Canada in 2020 arising from regulatory amendments,...

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Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Corporate/Commercial (Alberta)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Mid-Market; Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Corporate Governance Practice; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities Law; “Lawyer of the Year”, Corporate Governance Practice (2023)
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized in Financial and Corporate; M&A (Notable Practitioner)
  • Thomson Reuters: “Stand-out Lawyer”

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Jun 6, 2024

    Osler is the national presenting sponsor of The Art of Leadership for Women

    Osler is the national presenting sponsor of The Art Of Leadership for Women, a conference that brings together women and those who champion women...

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    Osler is the national presenting sponsor of The Art of Leadership for Women
  • Osler News Apr 3, 2024

    Osler partners Janice Buckingham and Andrea Whyte appointed as King’s Counsel

    Calgary-based partners Janice Buckingham, the former co-lead of the Energy Practice and Andrea Whyte, of the Corporate Group, have been appointed as...

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  • Osler News Sep 25, 2023

    22 Osler lawyers recognized in Lexpert Special Edition: Energy 2023

    Osler is proud to announce that 22 of our lawyers are featured in the Lexpert Special Edition: Energy 2023, recognizing leading lawyers in the oil...

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  • Osler News Apr 19, 2023

    42 Osler lawyers recognized by Lexpert as leaders in Finance and M&A

    Osler is proud to announce 42 of our lawyers have been recognized as leaders in the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2023.

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Community Involvement

  • Calgary Economic Development, Board Member
  • Calgary Drop-In Centre, Board Member and Secretary
  • Cielo WasteSolutions Corp., Board Member
  • The51, Secretary

Speaking and Writing

Speaking Engagements

speaker 14/9/2022
EHG women in leadership series: Funding sources, distribution methods and layoffs with guests Shelley Kuipers, Helena Kaylin and Chloe Smith
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speaker 16/1/2020
Catalyst Roundtable Gender Diversity on Boards – How Can We Move the Needle
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speaker 25/4/2019
Impact of 2019 Federal Budget on equity compensation
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Published Work

  • Impact of 2019 Federal Budget on Equity Compensation, Solium Seminar, April 25, 2019.
  • 2017 Outlook – Impacts for Alberta Businesses – M&A in the Energy Space, Osler Seminar, January 18, 2017.
  • New CSA Amendments Streamline Disclosure for Venture Issuers (co-author), Osler Update, April 15, 2015.
  • New Prospectus Exemptions to Facilitate Rights Offerings and Capital Raising from Existing Investors, Osler Update, December 11, 2014.
  • Quoted Art of the Deal: What is it really like working on an energy deal? A look at how URS Corporation acquired Flint Energy Services Ltd. for $1.25 billion, Lexpert Magazine, September 2012, Marzena Czarnecka.
  • Shareholder Activism – The New Takeover?, Osler Seminar, November 21, 2012.
  • Disclosure Best Practices for Dual Listed Canadian Companies: Mineral Reserve and Resources Estimates and Oil and Gas Reserves (presentation), 56th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, Banff, Alberta, July 22, 2010 (co-presented).
  • Executive Compensation – What are the Issues for Directors?, presented at the Institute of Corporate Directors November 5, 2008.
  • Risk Management in Mergers and Acquisitions, presented at the Canadian Corporate counsel Association on January 23, 2008.

Credentials

Education

  • University of Alberta, LL.B.
  • McGill University, B.Sc.

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Member of Securities Advisory Committee (Alberta Securities Commission)