Julia Loney 

Julia Loney

Calgary
TD Canada Trust Tower, Suite 1700
421 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K9

t: 403.531.4717
e: julia.loney@mcmillan.ca

overview

Julia Loney is a partner in the Business and Energy practice groups in McMillan's Calgary office.

Julia's corporate practice focuses on a broad range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financing, private offerings, reorganization transactions, negotiating and drafting contracts and agreements, organizing partnerships and joint ventures, and corporate governance and compliance matters.

In her energy practice, Julia advises on a variety of matters including in particular acquisitions and divestitures, and regulatory and environmental issues related to energy projects.

Julia recently completed her Master of Laws degree in Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law and furthered her education at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, where she completed the Business Leadership for Women Lawyers program. She is an active volunteer in her community through various alumni organizations and committees, the American Bar Association, and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration. She is also a board member of the Bow Habitat Station Volunteer Society (the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery) and the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta. Julia is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in classical piano and remains active with recreational sports.

Representative Matters

  • Counsel for Aurora Cannabis Inc., in completion of a $75 million bought deal private placement of units with a syndicate of investment dealers. The net proceeds of the offering will be used by Aurora to advance construction of its 800,000 square foot production facility known as “Aurora Sky” at the Edmonton International Airport. The facility is expected to be the world’s largest medical marijuana grow operation.
  • Counsel for The Williams Companies, Inc. and Williams Partners L.P. in connection with its sale of their Canadian natural gas liquids midstream businesses to Inter Pipeline Ltd. for combined cash proceeds of C$1.38 billion, which business includes the potential construction of a C$1.85 billion propane dehydrogenation facility located near Redwater, Alberta, which will produce polymer-grade propylene using propane derived from oil sands offgas as feedstock.
  • Counsel for Cedar 1 LNG Export Ltd. (a Haisla Nation company) in successfully gaining National Energy Board approval for a liquefied natural gas export license
  • Counsel for a Canadian environmental consulting company serving multinational mining companies in the sale to a United States based strategic buyer
  • Counsel for various Canadian and American private equity investors in the purchase and financing of Canadian oil and gas companies
  • Represented the private equity fund Novacap TMT IV in connection with the sale of all of the assets of Onstream Pipeline Inspection Ltd. and Onstream Polymers Inc.. to a purchaser entity sponsored by Novacap TMT IV
  • Counsel for publicly traded United States energy company in the ongoing development of a significant petrochemical facility in Canada 
  • Counsel for a fee simple mineral title royalty company in the proposed acquisition by a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company by plan of arrangement
  • Represented the general partners in the founding of a private equity fund
  • Counsel for a United States private equity investor in the purchase and financing of a Canadian oil and gas services company
  • Counsel for a publicly traded United States energy company in the "dropdown" of $1 billion of Canadian assets to a master limited partnership
  • Counsel for numerous American companies in obtaining necessary regulatory approvals and licenses required to open and operate businesses in specialized industries in Canada

Presentations

Canadian Issues in Cross Border M&A Transactions within the Agricultural Industry
Canadian Issues in Cross Border M&A Transactions within the Agricultural Industry
Environmental Law and Regulation
Environmental and Regulatory Issues Surrounding Pipeline Developments in Western Canada
Investment Opportunities on Midstream Developments: What are the Most Attractive Investment Targets?
Caveats

Publications

A Crude Wake Up Call: What the Price of Oil Means for Reserve-Based Lending

News

Julia Loney writes about the future of the Eastern Monarch for TerraLex
Julia Loney and Allison Wong win CFA Young Professional Thought Leadership Award

Education

  • University of Calgary, LLM - 2015
  • University of Calgary, BA - 2010
  • University of Alberta, LLB - 2010

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Alberta bar - 2011

Practices

business law
mergers and acquisitions
private equity
restructuring and insolvency
environmental regulation
licensing
aboriginal law

Industries

energy
oil and gas
startups and emerging companies
electricity and utilities
food, beverage and agribusiness
mining

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Growth
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Petroleum Acquisition and Divestiture Association
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration

Teaching Engagements

  • Conference presenter, "The Fundamentals of Environmental Law in Alberta: Successfully Navigating the Regulatory Maze", The Canadian Institute (June 2015)
  • Course instructor, "Administration of Freehold Mineral Rights", Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration (March 2014/2015)

Community Involvement

  • Member of American Bar Association — Women Rainmakers Committee Member
  • Board Member, Bow Habitat Station
  • Board Member, Schizophrenia Society of Alberta

Awards & Rankings

  • 2015 CFA Young Professionals Thought Leadership Award

Media Mentions

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Julia Loney is a partner in the Business and Energy practice groups in McMillan's Calgary office.

Julia's corporate practice focuses on a broad range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financing, private offerings, reorganization transactions, negotiating and drafting contracts and agreements, organizing partnerships and joint ventures, and corporate governance and compliance matters.

In her energy practice, Julia advises on a variety of matters including in particular acquisitions and divestitures, and regulatory and environmental issues related to energy projects.

Julia recently completed her Master of Laws degree in Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law and furthered her education at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, where she completed the Business Leadership for Women Lawyers program. She is an active volunteer in her community through various alumni organizations and committees, the American Bar Association, and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration. She is also a board member of the Bow Habitat Station Volunteer Society (the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery) and the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta. Julia is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in classical piano and remains active with recreational sports.

  • Counsel for Aurora Cannabis Inc., in completion of a $75 million bought deal private placement of units with a syndicate of investment dealers. The net proceeds of the offering will be used by Aurora to advance construction of its 800,000 square foot production facility known as “Aurora Sky” at the Edmonton International Airport. The facility is expected to be the world’s largest medical marijuana grow operation.
  • Counsel for The Williams Companies, Inc. and Williams Partners L.P. in connection with its sale of their Canadian natural gas liquids midstream businesses to Inter Pipeline Ltd. for combined cash proceeds of C$1.38 billion, which business includes the potential construction of a C$1.85 billion propane dehydrogenation facility located near Redwater, Alberta, which will produce polymer-grade propylene using propane derived from oil sands offgas as feedstock.
  • Counsel for Cedar 1 LNG Export Ltd. (a Haisla Nation company) in successfully gaining National Energy Board approval for a liquefied natural gas export license
  • Counsel for a Canadian environmental consulting company serving multinational mining companies in the sale to a United States based strategic buyer
  • Counsel for various Canadian and American private equity investors in the purchase and financing of Canadian oil and gas companies
  • Represented the private equity fund Novacap TMT IV in connection with the sale of all of the assets of Onstream Pipeline Inspection Ltd. and Onstream Polymers Inc.. to a purchaser entity sponsored by Novacap TMT IV
  • Counsel for publicly traded United States energy company in the ongoing development of a significant petrochemical facility in Canada 
  • Counsel for a fee simple mineral title royalty company in the proposed acquisition by a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company by plan of arrangement
  • Represented the general partners in the founding of a private equity fund
  • Counsel for a United States private equity investor in the purchase and financing of a Canadian oil and gas services company
  • Counsel for a publicly traded United States energy company in the "dropdown" of $1 billion of Canadian assets to a master limited partnership
  • Counsel for numerous American companies in obtaining necessary regulatory approvals and licenses required to open and operate businesses in specialized industries in Canada
November 3, 2017
Canadian Issues in Cross Border M&A Transactions within the Agricultural Industry
The Canadian Bar Association - Alberta Branch: AB Food & AgriBusiness Law Section
October 2017
Canadian Issues in Cross Border M&A Transactions within the Agricultural Industry
AALA Agricultural Law Symposium, Louisville, Kentucky
June 2016
Environmental Law and Regulation
The Canadian Institute's 20th Annual Conference, Calgary, AB
May 2014
Environmental and Regulatory Issues Surrounding Pipeline Developments in Western Canada
Co-presenter, Western Oil & Gas Transportation Summit, Calgary, AB
May 2014
Investment Opportunities on Midstream Developments: What are the Most Attractive Investment Targets?
Moderator, Western Oil & Gas Transportation Summit, Calgary, AB
February 2013
Caveats
McMillan Corporate Seminar, Calgary, Alberta