Corinne Grigoriu

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Corinne Grigoriu* is a partner in the Taxation Group at Cassels. Corinne’s practice focuses on corporate and international tax planning, advising clients on a variety of domestic and international tax matters including inbound and outbound investment and financing, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, internal reorganizations and natural resource taxation. Her practice also includes the settlement of tax disputes and tax litigation. In addition, Corinne offers experience with charitable and not-for-profit tax matters and assists clients with general corporate and commercial matters. Corinne is actively involved with the Canadian Tax Foundation as an advisor to the Board of Governors and the Chair of the Young Practitioners’ Steering Committee (Calgary). Corinne is a strong supporter of the arts in Calgary and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Corinne’s representative work includes acting for:

  • Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Canada’s largest oil & gas producer, in its $3.775 billion acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Devon Canada Corporation
  • innogy SE in its decision to construct two solar projects in Canada
  • Pipestone Oil Corp. in its strategic merger with Blackbird Energy Inc. and $309.5 million in equity and debt financings to form Pipestone Energy Corp.
  • Quad-C Management on its investment in S.i. Systems
  • Andrew Peller Limited in its acquisition of three British Columbia wineries
  • Veresen Inc. in its $9.7 billion arrangement agreement with Pembina Pipeline Corporation
  • NOVA Chemicals Corporation in its acquisition of Williams Partners’ ownership interest in a Geismar, Louisiana olefins plant for US$2.1 billion, and in its 2017 offering of US$2.1 billion 4.875% senior notes due 2024 and 5.250% senior notes due 2027

Corinne is fluent in French and Romanian. Prior to joining Cassels, Corinne was an associate in the Tax Group of another national law firm.

*denotes Professional Corporation

  • J.D., University of Calgary, 2011
  • B.Sc. (with distinction), University of Calgary, 2008
  • Alberta, 2012
  • Ontario, 2019
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Petroleum Society
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Law Society of Alberta