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Saptarshi (Rishi) Chakraborty

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I practice corporate and securities law, representing issuers, selling shareholders, independent committees of boards of directors and investment dealers in public and private offerings of securities, corporate reorganizations and mergers and acquisitions.

In addition, I advise clients on continuous disclosure, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance matters.


  • Queen's University (Canada), 2008, Master of Laws
  • University of Toronto (Canada), 2005, Master of Laws
  • University of Pune (India), 2004, Bachelor of Laws

Call to the Bar

  • 2011, Law Society of Alberta

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Mergers & Acquisitions

Plankk Technologies in its acquisition via a take-over bid of Petrofeed for approximately $3 million

Value Drug Mart Associates sale of assets and business to strategic buyer for approximately $30 million

Trimac Transportation in its privatization transaction for approximately $60 million

Energold Drilling in its acquisition of private drilling company for approximately $10 million

Black Swan Energy in its acquisition of Carmel Bay Exploration for approximately $200 million

Petrowest Corporation in its acquisition of three independent energy services companies for a cumulative value of approximately $50 million

Represented CDC Group and Golden Oil Holdings for their combined debt and equity investments of US$50 million in Feronia

Petrogas Energy in its sale of approximately 67% interest to AltaGas for approximately $900 million

Brookfield Capital Partners in its privatization transaction of Insignia Energy for approximately $90 million

Corporate Finance

Enerjet, an ultralow cost airline carrier with respect to its reorganization and private equity financing

RMMI Corp. with respect to its initial public offering and listing on the Canadian Stock Exchange

Scotia Capital and a syndicate of underwriters with respect to a $136 million equity raise by Parex Resources

RBC Capital Markets and a syndicate of underwriters with respect to a cumulative equity raise of approximately $3 billion by Encana Corporation and Cenovus Energy Inc.

Paramount Resources Ltd. with respect to its $350 million equity raise

Petrowest Corporation with respect to several public offerings for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $100 million

Heritage Oil and Heritage Oil Corporation with respect to their $395 million rights offering on the London Stock Exchange and on the TSX

Sunshine Oilsands in its $580 million initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and subsequent listing on the TSX


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