Stephanie Stimpson

Stephanie Stimpson

Partner
Calgary: 403.776.3748
Fax 403.776.3800

Education

JD (cum laude), 1995
University of Montana
BSc (cum laude), 1991
Georgetown University

Bar Admissions

Alberta, 2000 Colorado, 1997 Montana, 1995

Overview

Stephanie Stimpson manages a diverse corporate and transactional practice, working with oil and gas companies in Canada and internationally. She advises on all aspects of their business, including board and governance matters, securities and regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, corporate structuring, labour matters and commercial arrangements.

Stephanie is actively involved in all stages of her clients’ transactions, from strategic discussions to completion of deals. Her involvement often includes coordinating the roles of a large team of lawyers and advisers in many jurisdictions and managing the government and partner approval processes. At the board level, she advises on best practices for governance, fiduciary duties, disclosure, compliance, corporate ethics and social responsibility, anti-corruption and other legal matters. Stephanie often acts in the role of in-house counsel and as corporate secretary for international oil and gas companies.

Stephanie’s transactional experience extends beyond Canada to the United States, the Middle East, Turkey, Argentina, Africa, China, Colombia, Ireland, the Netherlands and other jurisdictions. She was recently lead counsel on several going-public transactions and related financings for oil and gas companies with international assets. Stephanie has represented clients on various domestic and international acquisitions, joint ventures and contractor arrangements.

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Recognition

Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate law (2016-2017)

Law Business Research's Who’s Who Legal—Leading lawyer in oil and gas (2012-2013) and energy (2016)

Expert Guides—Leading practitioner in corporate governance (2013-2014), energy and natural resources (2013-2016), and in women in business law (2015-2016)

Insights

Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) Seminar

Speaker

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Professional Involvement

Before relocating to Calgary, Stephanie practised environmental and natural resource law in Denver, Colorado, where she worked on a broad range of U.S. legal matters in the natural resources, environmental, regulatory and corporate practice. Stephanie clerked for Stephen Trott, a well-known federal appellate judge in the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where she advised on complex federal cases.

Community

Stephanie is a former director of the Ability Society of Alberta and is an active volunteer in her community and with her children’s sports teams.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • International Bar Association