Bill Woodhead

Bill Woodhead  


Executive Summary

Bill Woodhead is partner in the Corporate Commercial, Construction and Public-Private Infrastructure Projects Sectors Groups of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP's Calgary and Vancouver offices. Bill practices in the areas of public-private partnerships, construction contracts (negotiation, drafting, and review), shipbuilding contracts, power plant and industrial EPC contracts, and generally contracts to design or construct any asset. He acts for public and private owners, contractors, subcontractors, consultants and suppliers. In addition to his involvement in infrastructure projects throughout Canada he has prepared and negotiated contracts for major projects in the United States and Chile.

As part of his corporate commercial practice, Bill also focuses on asset purchase and sale transactions and mergers and acquisitions for private companies.

Bill often speaks at construction conferences on all aspects of construction and procurement law.

Representative Work

  • Represented the Government of Canada in the agreement to purchase the Trans Mountain Pipeline system from Kinder Morgan for C$4.5 billion.
  • Acted as counsel to Alberta Health Services for the completion of a joint venture between Axium Infrastructure and Revera Inc. to acquire and share ownership in 32 long-term care facilities across Canada.
  • Represented BC Hydro in relation to the design, build, partial financing and rehabilitation of the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project in Campbell River BC.
  • Represented Graham Building Services and related Graham entities in the design, build, finance agreement for the construction of the Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project.
  • Represented owners, contractors and subcontractors in drafting and negotiating various construction agreements.
  • Advised and implemented corporate reorganizations of closely held companies.
  • Represented purchasers and sellers in connection with share and asset sale transactions.

Publications & Presentations