Kendall Andersen

Kendall Andersen  


Executive Summary

Kendall Andersen is a partner in our Vancouver office, and practises in the areas of commercial lending, real estate finance, mergers and acquisitions, purchase and sale of businesses, commercial transactions, and bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring. Ken regularly acts for financial institutions, borrowers and private lenders in a wide variety of secured lending transactions, including syndicated loans, construction financing, land acquisition financing, cross-border financing transactions, asset-based lending, aircraft acquisition and financing, and financing film and video productions. Ken also advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters and has experience with mergers and acquisitions, disposition and acquisition of businesses, and has experience in negotiating and structuring LNG projects. Ken also acts for debtors, creditors, trustees and monitors in a broad range of insolvency, realization and restructuring proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Ken is Vancouver Regional Leader of our Entertainment Law Group and Aviation Finance Group.

Representative Work

  • Acted for a syndicate of lenders in connection with a $750,000,000 financing of the acquisition of a cold storage business.
  • Acted for a syndicate of lenders in connection with a $250,000,000 senior debt financing of a mining company.
  • Acted as lead counsel for the Noteholders in connection with a $150,000,000 note purchase transaction in connection with the acquisition of an international software enterprise.
  • Acted as lead counsel to a purchaser of a commercial building tower in downtown Vancouver.
  • Acted for a joint venture partner and landlord with respect to a proposed $30 Billion Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility on Vancouver Island.
  • Acts for companies in connection with commercial transactions and mergers and acquisition transactions.
  • Regularly acts for lenders in connection with construction financing of residential and commercial developments.
  • Acted for creditors, debtors, monitors, receivers or purchasers in a number of insolvency proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, including Target Canada (CCAA), Catalyst Paper Corporation (CCAA); Hon's Wun-Tun House Ltd. (BIA); CCI Industries Ltd. (CCAA); Darford International Inc. (Receivership); Skeena Cellulose Ltd. (CCAA).
  • Acted for a national retail chain in connection with asset-based financing from a syndicate of lenders.
  • Acted for financial institutions and borrowers in several large lending and corporate finance transactions including large, multi-jurisdictional lending transactions.
  • Acted for lenders and borrowers in connection with public-private partnership transactions, including in connection with financing improvements to the Sea-to-Sky Highway.
  • Acted for financial institutions and borrowers in small- and medium-market lending transactions; gained particular experience in aircraft and other equipment financings.
  • Regularly acts for financial institutions and borrowers in connection with aircraft financing and leasing transactions.

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Author, "DIP Super-Priorities and the Secured Creditor's Dilemma," Annual Review of Insolvency Law, 2009.
  • Author of several papers on the Personal Property Security Act and insolvency law in Canada, Continuing Legal Education of British Columbia (CLE BC).
  • Author, "Commercial Transactions" chapter, for the Professional Legal Training Course for British Columbia articled students, 2004, edited in 2009 and 2011
  • Presenter at the CBA Banking Subsection and the CBA Business Law Subsection.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (Banking and Finance, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring).
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Banking & Financial Institutions).
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition (and since 2015) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Banking and Finance, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring).
  • Recognized in the 2019, 2018 and 2017 edition of IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (Banking and Finance).
  • Recognized as one of Lexpert's® Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers under 40 (2014)
  • Recognized as a "Corporate Lawyer to Watch" in the 2015 edition of The Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada.