Frank J. Turner - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Frank J. Turner

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014
Phone: 403-260-7017

Frank is Co-head of Osler’s Asia Pacific initiative and is the former National Co-Chair of the firm’s  Corporate Group. Frank currently practices from the firm’s Calgary office in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He routinely advises companies and other enterprises in the resource, financial services and technology sectors on matters involving acquisitions, dispositions, strategic alliances, governance and corporate finance. Frank has particular expertise advising clients in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and other parts of the world, including sovereign wealth funds, state-owned enterprises and private companies, on acquisitions and investments in Canada. Frank has previously worked in the firm’s New York and Toronto offices and has served on secondment with investment banks in both those cities (Morgan Stanley and BMO Nesbitt Burns). Frank serves as a director on the boards of a number of public and private entities.

Additional Information

Notable Matters
  • Microsoft, as Canadian counsel on its €5.4 billion acquisition of Nokia Corporation’s devices and services business.
  • Blue Ant Media on its acquisition of the Polaris Music Prize Inc., the sponsor of the Polaris music prize.
  • URS Corporation on its $1.5 billion acquisition of Flint Energy Services Ltd.
  • Thule Group of Sweden on its acquisition of Chariot Carriers.
  • Microsoft Corporation on its acquisition of Inception Mobile Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation on its acquisition of InCycle Software.
  • China Investment Corporation on its $1.26 billion investment in PennWest Energy.
  • Korea Investment Corporation on its strategic investment in Laricina Energy.
  • Mongolia Minerals Corporation, based in Canada and operating principally in Mongolia and China,on its $160 million acquisition of joint venture interests and various other acquisitions, dispositions and financing activities as well as on governance matters; since 2009.
  • Golden Crescent Investments Ltd., an affiliate of Egyptian-based Citadel Capital, on its proposed sale of National Petroleum Egypt Company Limited to Sea Dragon Energy Inc.
Part 2
  • Eastern Petroleum Limited and Spud Energy Pty. Limited (affiliates of Pakistani-based JS Group) in the reverse take-over of Jura Energy Corporation.
  • Bukit Energy Inc., based in Singapore and operating principally in Indonesia, in connection with various M&A, financing and governance matters; since 2012.
  • Korea Investment Corporation on its strategic investment in Osum Oil Sands.
  • Buried Hill Energy, based in the U.K. and operating principally in Turkmenistan and The Gambia, on various M&A, financing and governance matters; since 2007.
  • Citadel Capital andits portfolio company, National Oil Production CompanyS.A.E., based in Egypt, on the acquisition of Rally Energy and on various other projects and corporate and commercial matters; since 2007.
  • Dana Gas PJSC, based in the United Arab Emirates, on its acquisition of Centurian Energy International Inc.
  • Killick Capital Inc. and its portfolio company, Avatas Aerospace, on a strategic investment by Alaris Royalty Corp. and on acquisitions and various other corporate, governance and commercial matters; since 2007.
Part 3
  • Black Gold Energy LLC, headquartered in Delaware and operating principally in Indonesia, on its acquisition by Niko Resources.
  • Tristone Capital Global Inc. on its acquisition by Australian-based Macquarie Group.
  • Fording Canadian Coal Trust on its $14 billion acquisition by Teck Cominco, the largest M&A transaction undertaken in Canada in 2008 and the Financial Times/Mergermarket Canadian M&A Deal of the Year.
  • MicrosoftCorporation in connection with substantially all of its Canadian M&A activities including its acquisition of Opalis, Alacris, GeoTango90 Degree Software, AssetMetrix, DeepMetrix, Geodyssey and  BigPark, its acquisition ofthe assets of Encore Business Solutions and Dundas Data Visualization, its disposition of assets to Greenfield Online, its strategic alliance with Ericsson and various other Canadian M&A activities; since 1999.
  • The Gap, Inc. and Old Navy (Canada) Inc. in connection with a variety of Canadian governance, corporate and commercial matters; since 1998.
University of TorontoBA University of Victoria
International Bar AssociationLaw Society of Upper CanadaLaw Society of AlbertaCanadian Bar AssociationRocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

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450 First Street, SW
Calgary, AB T2P 5H1


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Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law