For target Nexen Inc. (Calgary)
Senior vice president and general counsel Alan O'Brien, vice president and chief counsel corporate/marketing Richard Beingessner, senior counselcorporate James Cummings, legal counsel Joseph Cumming, and senior regulatory counsel Shannon Young.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon:
M&A: Jeff Baker, Ross Bentley, John Eamon, Shlomi Feiner, Pat Finnerty, Michael Gans, and associates Olga Kary, Chris Prokop, Nathan Robb, and Kevin Rusli. Competition and Investment Canada: Jason Gudofsky, Deborah Salzberger, and associate Lucian Vital. Pension and benefits: Caroline Helbronner and Sean Maxwell. Tax: Robert Kopstein. Employment: Connie Reeve and Brian Thiessen. Litigation: Melanie Gaston and David Tupper. (All are in Calgary, except for Feiner, Gans, Rusli, Gudofsky, Salzberger, Vital, Helbronner, and Reeve, who are in Toronto.) The firm has represented Nexen since the 1990s.
Corporate: Jeanette Chan, Andrew Foley, and Edwin Maynard. International trade: counsel Richard Elliott. (Chan is in Hong Kong; Foley and Maynard are in Toronto and New York; and Elliott is in Washington, D.C.) The firm has been advising Nexen on U.S. legal matters for more than 25 years.
For Nexen board of directors
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer:
Grant Zawalsky. (He is in Calgary.)
Richard A. Shaw Professional Corporation: