Peter Doelman

Peter Doelman is a partner in the Business Law Department focusing on a variety of corporate and security law matters. He acts principally for public and private issuers in relation to:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Asset and share purchase transactions
  • Public offerings and private placements of securities
  • Compliance with securities regulatory and listing requirements
  • Securityholder meetings
  • Resolving securityholder disputes
  • General corporate matters

Peter acts also for banks and other dealers who are underwriting public offerings or private placements of securities.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Peter practised with a top-ranked Canadian corporate law firm in Calgary.

Associations professionnelles

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta


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Mandats représentatifs

  • Lead associate acting for natural gas compression services company in acquisition of competitor's business operations in nine countries. Responsibilities included managing a team of 20 firm lawyers along with local counsel lawyers in 12 countries; overseeing corporate due diligence of seller; assisting with applications for merger control approval; drafting and negotiating ancillary agreements; and assisting with drafting of the definitive agreements.
  • Lead associate acting for corporate arm of an indigenous peoples purchasing helicopter business. Responsibilities included negotiating deal terms with seller and private equity partner and drafting definitive agreements.
  • Lead associate acting for private company that was a 50/50 shareholder in a joint venture company operating a ferry and marine services business in Atlantic Canada. Shareholder dispute led to client wanting to buy out or be bought out by joint venture partner. Responsibilities included hiring and advising local litigation counsel; reviewing and revising court pleadings prepared by local litigation counsel; drafting share purchase agreement, ancillary agreements and closing documents for client's eventual purchase of joint venture partner's shares; and serving as firm contact with client, client's bank, local counsel and lawyer for client's former joint venture partner.
  • Lead lawyer acting for syndicate of banks underwriting issuer's public offering of C$500 million in medium term notes under a Canadian base shelf prospectus. Responsibilities included overseeing due diligence review and negotiating prospectus and pricing supplement; reviewing marketing materials; and commenting on closing documents.