McLeod Law



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The convenience of two offices (downtown and south Calgary) makes it easier to meet with your lawyers.

Calgary South

300, 14505 Bannister Road SE
Calgary, AB T2X 3J3

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Calgary Downtown

Manulife Place
500, 707 - 5 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0Y3

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Saptarshi (Rishi) Chakraborty



OFFICE: Downtown


Cherie Height



  • 2008 Queen's University, LLM (Securities Law)
  • 2005 University of Toronto, LLM (Public International Law)
  • 2004 University of Pune (India), LLB


  • 2011 Alberta


Mergers & Acquisitions:

  • Plankk Technologies in its acquisition via a take-over bid of Petrofeed for approximately $3 million
  • Value Drug Mart Associates sale of assets and business to strategic buyer for approximately $30 million
  • Paramount Resources in its purchase of assets from Apache Canada for approximately $600 million and subsequent merger with Trilogy Energy
  • Trimac Transportation in its privatization transaction for approximately $60 million 
  • Energold Drilling in its acquisition of private drilling company for approximately $10 million 
  • Black Swan Energy in its acquisition of Carmel Bay Exploration for approximately $200 million 
  • Petrowest Corporation in its acquisition of three independent energy services companies for a cumulative value of approximately $50 million 
  • Represented CDC Group and Golden Oil Holdings for their combined debt and equity investments of US$50 million in Feronia 
  • Petrogas Energy in its sale of approximately 67% interest to AltaGas for approximately $900 million 
  • Brookfield Capital Partners in its privatization transaction of Insignia Energy for approximately $90 million 

Corporate Finance:

  • Enerjet, an ultra low-cost airline carrier with respect to its reorganization and private equity financing
  • RMMI Corp. with respect to its initial public offering and listing on the Canadian Stock Exchange
  • Scotia Capital and a syndicate of underwriters with respect to a $136 million equity raise by Parex Resources 
  • RBC Capital Markets and a syndicate of underwriters with respect to a cumulative equity raise of approximately $3 billion by Encana Corporation and Cenovus Energy Inc. 
  • Paramount Resources Ltd. with respect to its $350 million equity raise 
  • Petrowest Corporation with respect to several public offerings for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $100 million 
  • Heritage Oil and Heritage Oil Corporation with respect to their $395 million rights offering on the London Stock Exchange and on the TSX 
  • Sunshine Oilsands in its $580 million initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and subsequent listing on the TSX
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Privacy & Access Section
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Private Capital Markets Association of Canada 
Teaching Roles & Speaking Engagements



Adapt & Thrive: Ask the Experts

Fully Managed, Webinar, June 2020


COVID-19 + Your Technology: How to stay secure in a global pandemic

Entrepreneurs' Organization Calgary, Webinar, April 2020

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