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CCBC Awards H+K Canada With The Gold

Hill+Knowlton-CNOOC-Nexen-wins_CCBC-Business-Excellence-Awards-ceremony_Professional-Scientific-Technical-Services-AwardThe Canada China Business Council (CCBC) recently recognized H+K Canada’s work with a Gold Award in the professional, scientific and technical services category at its 4th Canada-China Business Excellence Awards in Toronto.  The work H+K completed was for its work with China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) in its $15-billion acquisition of Canada’s Nexen Inc.

The unprecedented acquisition was the largest-ever successful Chinese outbound investment and the largest Canadian M+A transaction of 2012. H+K Canada led a multilingual, multi-stakeholder endeavor with the firm’s top government relations and public relations strategists from three countries. The acquisition initiated national debate on a broad series of sensitive and complex issues such as economic nationalism and foreign direct investment.

The Canada-China Business Excellence Awards recognize organizations that play a leading and innovative role in growing and expanding business relationships between Canada and China.