Kasim Salim

Kasim Salim  

Partner

Executive Summary

Kasim Salim is a partner in the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Kasim's primary areas of practice are:

  • infrastructure projects, including advising on corporate governance, procurement and contract matters
  • business law, including normal-course business advice, merger and acquisition transactions

Kasim is a member of the Corporate Commercial Group and is conversant in French.

Kasim is repeatedly recommended in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for both Corporate Mid-Market (2018) and Infrastructure Projects (2018, 2016).

Representative Work

  • Acting for the project sponsor on a number of large public infrastructure projects, providing advice on a wide variety of matters, including: 
    • drafting, negotiating and completing funding agreements with senior levels of government
    • drafting the request for qualifications, request for proposals and the resulting services agreements for sponsor-side service providers, such as architects and engineers
    • drafting the request for qualifications, request for proposals, constructions contracts (including use of CCDC forms and preparing supplementary conditions) and the project agreement for projects
    • negotiating and closing the project agreement and numerous related closing agreements and instruments
    • preparing and providing briefings to key decision-makers of project sponsors throughout the phases of projects, including in support of internal governance approvals
    • providing on-going advice on project procurement and implementation matters and governance models
    • providing advice on regulatory and third party policies and approvals
    • supporting post-closing matters, including advising on rights, remedies and claims
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating loan, contribution, guarantee and grant agreements in respect of government procurement and funding programs, including:
    • drafting the full suite of template project agreement and related agreements used by a Federal Crown Corporation for infrastructure projects
    • drafting the template funding agreement used by a Federal Crown Corporation for infrastructure projects
    • drafting the template loan, grant and related agreements used in respect of an environmental fund endowed by the Federal Government
  • Acting for municipalities in Ontario, and elsewhere in Canada.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of corporate-commercial and business transaction agreements, including:
    • business formation, partnership, joint venture and other business agreements and arrangements
    • service and outsourcing contracts and arrangements
  • Acting on behalf of both vendors and purchasers in numerous merger and acquisition transactions in different industries
  • Acting on behalf of both investors and investee-companies in corporate finance matters

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, "Municipal Infrastructure - The Dawn of a New Era."  Association of Municipalities of Ontario, August 2018.
  • Co-Author, "Top 10 Legal Risks for Business in 2018 - Infrastructure." Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, January 2018.
  • Co-Presenter, "Navigating Municipal Infrastructure Projects."  Association of Municipalities of Ontario, August 2017.
  • Co-Author, "Top 10 Legal Risks for Business in 2017 - Infrastructure." Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, January 2017.
  • Presenter, "Canadian Bar Association and the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board Joint Policy Statement, 2016" BLG's In-House Counsel Professionalism Conference, Summer 2017.
  • Co-Presenter and Panel Chair, Panel discussion on professionalism issues in managing corporate transactions, BLG's In-House Counsel Professionalism Conference, Summer 2016.
  • Co-Presenter, "Ethics in Negotiation." BLG's In-House Counsel Professionalism Conference, Fall 2013.
  • Co-Presenter, "Anatomy of a Complex Procurement Process, Lexpert Seminar, Summer 2013.
  • Moderator, "Financing in Difficult Times." BLG/Invest Ottawa Seminar, Spring 2013.
  • Co-Author, "Municipalities and the P3 Model: Seeing Obstacles and Opportunities," Construction Canada, December 2011.
  • Presenter, Panel discussion on corporate transactions, Ontario Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division, Fall 2011.
  • Co-Presenter and Panel Chair, Panel discussion on professionalism issues in managing corporate transactions, BLG's In-House Counsel Professionalism Conference, Spring 2011.
  • Presenter, "Major Milestones in Corporate Transactions," Ontario Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division, Fall 2010.
  • Co-Presenter, "Contracting for Professional Services: Problems, Pitfalls and Solutions." Ontario Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada, Fall 2010.
  • Presenter to clients and laws students on issues ranging from contractual interpretation and corporate meeting process, to conducting effective due diligence.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • ​Recognized in the 2018 edition of the Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition – Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers.
  • Recognized in the 2018 and 2016 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market, Infrastructure Projects).