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Year called to bar: 1983 (AB); 1987 (New York); 1988 (ON)
Senior counsel in BLG’s Financial Services, Energy Law, and Public–Private Infrastructure Projects Groups. Specializes in banking, lending, and project finance. Provides project finance advice and services to clients engaged in the development, financing, or acquisition of power, infrastructure, and alternative financing and procurement projects. Bruce has acted for project developers, sponsors, proponents, lenders and debt arrangers, underwriters, and investors on major power projects and transportation, hospital, and other social infrastructure projects in all regions of Canada and internationally. Recognized in the 2020 edition (and since 2013) of Chambers Global and in the 2021 edition of Chambers Canada. Recognized as a leading lawyer in the 2020 edition (and since 2013) of IFLR1000. Recognized as a recommended lawyer in the 2016 and 2015 editions of The Legal 500 Canada. Obtained LLM from Columbia University in 1984 and LLB from the University of Windsor in 1982. Called to the Bar in Ontario (1988), New York (1987), and Alberta (1983).
On July 5, 2019, Chaudière Financial L.P. (the “Issuer”) issued $290,541,000 principal amount of 3.525% Senior Secured Amortizing Green Bonds, Series 2019-1 due December 31, 2059 (the “Bonds”) on a private placement basis.
On August 31, 2018, the Government of Canada indirectly acquired the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), through Trans Mountain Corp. (a subsidiary of the Canada Development Investment Corp. (CDEV)) from a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (KML) for cash consideration of $4.5 billion.
On June 30, 2017, Stelco Inc. (Stelco), formerly U.S. Steel Canada Inc., emerged from Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act (CCAA) proceedings through the implementation of a CCAA plan. This involved the compromise of more than $2 billion of debt and the restructuring of approximately $2 billion of pension and benefit obligations.