Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2012
Meet the people who are changing your world – and find out how they’re doing it
by Max Fawcett, Michael Ganley, Alix Kemp and Geoffrey Morgan
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If a billion-dollar deal is going down in the oil and gas sector, the energy team from law firm Bennett Jones, co-chaired by Donald Greenfield (along with Patrick Maguire), is probably going to be involved. Last December, Greenfield and his team acted for Plains Midstream Canada in that company’s $1.67-billion purchase of BP Plc’s natural gas liquids business. Then, in mid-February, they advised Mitsubishi on its $2.9-billion purchase from Encana of a 40 per cent stake in a B.C. shale project. A week later, the team worked with Calgary-based Flint Energy Services when it was bought for $1.5 billion by San Francisco-based construction and engineering firm URS. It all led to Greenfield being named Dealmaker of the Week by The American Lawyer magazine. He was also honoured with Queen’s Council designation at the end of last year.