Our Team

Eugene Chen

Partner
Photo of Eugene Chen

I am a trusted advisor to a number of public and private companies. My practice focuses in the areas of securities, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions.

I have 20 years' experience advising companies on initial public offerings, private placement financings, corporate governance matters, securities reporting and general regulatory compliance issues, private equity funds, purchase and sale transactions, limited partnership offerings, private mutual fund trusts offerings, qualifying transactions, shareholder agreements, and corporate restructuring and reorganizations.

I have provided advice to a wide variety of business sectors, including oil & gas, oilfield services, real estate, mineral exploration, alternative energy, manufacturing, biotechnology and life sciences, pharmaceutical, health care, telecommunications, mobile/wireless and information technology and software development. I am also a current and past director and officer of a number of private and public companies.

Education

  • University of British Columbia, 1993, Bachelor of Laws
  • University of Alberta, 1990, Bachelor of Science

Call to the Bar

  • 1995, Law Society of Alberta

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Association of Corporate Growth
  • Member, Petroleum Acquisition and Divestiture Association

Representative Work

Capital Markets & Corporate Finance - Oil & Gas, Mining and Oilfield Services

Counsel to Petrodorado Energy Ltd. on its $75 million brokered equity financing lead by Canaccord Capital together with Genuity Capital Markets, Macquarie Capital Markets Inc. and Raymond James Ltd.

Counsel to C-Free Power Corp., a junior renewable energy company, in its $4.2 million equity financing with a large European private equity fund

Advised MBase Commerce Inc. on its $9.6 million brokered financing with Paradigm Capital Inc.

Counsel to Alloy Capital Corp. on its non-brokered and brokered financing co-lead by Haywood Securities Inc. and Byron Securities Limited totaling $7.7 million

Counsel to Cedar Mountain Exploration, a junior mineral exploration company, on its $1.6 million initial public offering

Acted for Q-Gold Resources Ltd., a junior mineral exploration company, on its $1.9 million brokered equity financing

Advised Northern Star Mining Corp. in its $7.0 million brokered equity financing

Counsel to a syndicate of investment dealers lead by Haywood Securities Inc. on a $9.0 million international oil & gas equity financing for Prospero Hydrocarbons Inc.

Acted for an oilfield service company on its initial $3.25 million seed private placement financing

Acted for an oilfield service company on a $22.0 million private placement financing

Acted for an oilfield service company on a $5.0 million private placement financing

Acted for an oilfield service company on a $40.0 million private placement financing of convertible notes with a large institutional hedge fund

Counsel to a syndicate of investment dealers led by Clarus Securities Inc. and including Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. on a $10.1 million bought deal equity private placement for oilfield services company Lonestar West Inc.

Capital Markets & Corporate Finance - Real Estate, Technology and Diversified Industries

Acted for Genesis Land Development Corp., one of Alberta's largest land developers, in its $56.7 million limited partnership financing

Acted for Genesis Land Development Corp. in a $25.0 million limited partnership financing

Acted for Genesis Land Development Corp. in a $9.0 million limited partnership financing

Counsel to Synodon Inc., a remote sensing technology company, on its $2.65 million initial public offering

Counsel to a real estate issuer on a $6.0 million debenture financing

Counsel to Canada Monetary Corp., an investment company, on its $3.0 million brokered private placement of convertible debentures

Counsel to Optimus U.S. Real Estate Fund, on $24.0 million in private placement financings

Counsel to Optimus U.S. Real Estate Fund, on a $10.0 million private placement with a private equity firm

Counsel to Optimus U.S. Real Estate Fund, on its $30.0 million private placement financing with two institutional pension funds

Advised a network security technology corporation on $3.0 million private placement financings

Mergers & Acquisitions - Oil & Gas, Energy, Mining, Oilfield Services, Technology and Diversified Industries

Counsel to Petrodorado Energy Ltd. on its $25.0 million merger and reverse take-over of Cap-Link Ventures Ltd.

Counsel to Lamplighter Energy Ltd. on its $2.2 million reverse take-over by Blackdog Resources Ltd.

Advised mBase Commerce Inc. on its $25.0 million merger with Gwelan Supply Ltd. to form Bri-Chem Corp.

Counsel to Sydco Energy Ltd. on its $8.5 million acquisition of oil & gas assets, mid-stream processing plant and concurrent credit facility

Counsel to Alloy Capital Corp. on its $9.9 million reverse take-over by Lancaster Exploration Limited

Acted for Z28 Capital Corp. on its $15.7 million merger with online media technology company illumiCell Corp.

Acted for an oilfield service company on its $28.5 million acquisition of service rig assets

Acted for an oilfield service company on its $59.5 million acquisition of drilling rig assets