Crispin Arthur

Crispin Arthur

PartnerLawson Lundell LLPCorporate and Private M&A; Finance

Crispin's practice is focused on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganizations, acting for public and private companies as well as for private equity firms and large institutional investors.

He has extensive experience in corporate finance and securities transactions, including public and private share and debt financings, venture and private equity financings, initial public offerings, business combinations and stock exchange listings. Additionally, Crispin has acted as counsel to many boards of directors and special committees in change-of-control transactions. He also regularly advises directors and management with respect to a wide variety of corporate governance matters.

Crispin is a member of the firm's Business Law, Corporate Finance & Securities, Energy and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups. His practice is focused on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganizations, acting for public and private companies, as well as for private equity firms and large institutional investors.

He has extensive experience in corporate finance and securities transactions, including public and private share and debt financings, venture and private equity financings, initial public offerings, business combinations and stock exchange listings. Additionally, Crispin has acted as counsel to many boards of directors and special committees in change-of-control transactions, such as takeover bids (both friendly and hostile), amalgamations, plans of arrangement, asset acquisitions and dispositions, significant equity infusions and restructuring scenarios.

He also regularly advises directors and management with respect to a wide variety of corporate governance matters.

Education

  • University of Calgary, LL.B., 1997
  • Dalhousie University, M.A., 1992
  • Carleton University, B.A., 1989

Bar Admission

  • Alberta, 1998

Experience

  • Roivant Sciences Ltd. in the formation and financing of a jointly owned new entity known as Genevant Sciences.
  • Roivant Sciences Ltd. in its US$ 116M financing of Arbutus Biopharma Inc.
  • Rio Tinto Exploration Canada Inc., in connection with its Option to Joint Venture Agreement and related $1 million private placement with Shore Gold Inc., 2017.
  • CIBT Education Group Inc., in connection with its acquisition of the operating assets of KGIC Inc., 2017.
  • Longshore Resources Ltd., in connection with its acquisition of certain producing assets in the Peace River Arch area of Alberta, and the closing of a $150 million equity financing, 2016.
  • Condor Petroleum Inc. in connection with its acquisition (by plan of arrangement) of Marsa Energy Inc., 2016.
  • TSXV-listed entity in connection with unsolicited acquisition approach, 2016.
  • Wild Wind Petroleum Inc. in connection with its organization and initial capitalization, 2015.

Awards & Honours

  • Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for Securities law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory:
    • repeatedly recommended as a Leading Practitioner for Corporate Mid-Market law, 2016;
    • ranked one of Canada's leading Energy Lawyers, 2013;
    • repeatedly recommended in Corporate Finance & Securities - Mid-Market (2012, 2013).
  • Lexpert Special Edition 2016: Leading Canadian Lawyers in Energy

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Member
  • Calgary Bar Association, Member 
  • Between Friends, Board Member
  • Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta (2006 - 2015), Former Board Chair