Samer Awadh




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Education & Qualifications

  • Alberta Bar (2016)
  • Saskatchewan Bar (2014)
  • JD with distinction (Saskatchewan, 2013)
  • B.Sc. computer science (Calgary, 2010)

Samer Awadh advises clients in Saskatchewan, Alberta and abroad on matters involving corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions, banking and commercial lending and other corporate-commercial matters. He is fluent in Arabic.

  • Corporate and securities counsel to TSX-listed and other publicly traded companies, including on continuous disclosure, prospectus, issuer bid and proxy dispute matters
  • Counsel to numerous purchasers and sellers in M&A transactions
  • Counsel to lenders and borrowers in commercial lending transactions
  • Local counsel on various transactions, including to an oil and gas company in connection with credit facilities in the principal amount of $1.5 billion
  • Saskatchewan counsel to a newly formed REIT in connection with its initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Local counsel to a publicly traded company in connection with syndicated credit facilities in the aggregate amount of $380 million
  • Director, Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (2017-present)
  • Executive Member, Leaders Council at the Hill and Levene Schools of Business, University of Regina (2017-present)
  • Secretary (2018-present), Executive Member (2016-2018), Member (2015-2016), National Business Law Section, Canadian Bar Association
  • Treasurer, Regina Soccer Association, Inc. (2015-2018)
  • Chair, Saskatchewan Business Law South Section, Canadian Bar Association (2015-2018)
  • Member, Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Youth Education & Training Committee (2015-2016)
  • Editor, Saskatchewan Law Review (2012-2013)
  • Member, College of Law Centennial Conference Committee (2010-2012)
  • Volunteer, Disaster Management, Canadian Red Cross (2007-2010)
  • Volunteer, Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta (2007-2008)
  • Co-presenter with Kristél Kriel, “Board Governance: Duties, Liabilities and Conflict of Interest,” Chartered Professional Accountants of Saskatchewan seminar (November 2018)
  • Co-author with Stathy Markatos, “Delivery Delays, Foreign Laws and Payment Risks in International Sales Contracts,” 8:3 Global Ventures (September 2016)
  • Co-presenter with with Scott Masson, “Typical Provisions in Real Estate Opinions,” Law Society of Saskatchewan Continuing Professional Development seminar on Due Diligence and Legal Opinions (March 2016)
  • BLG Research Fellow, University of Saskatchewan College of Law (2012)
  • Orest and Marie Bendas Prize in Jurisprudence (2012)