200 Burrard St, Suite 1200, Waterford Centre, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1988 (BC)
Donald Bird is a partner in the BLG Vancouver office. He acts for lenders and borrowers in commercial and corporate loans with an emphasis on secured transactions to both public and private borrowers. Don's practice also includes regulatory advice to financial institutions, structured finance transactions, and general corporate commercial transactions, as well as experience in syndicated and cross-border lending. Don is one of the co-editors of the British Columbia Personal Property Security Act Practice Manual for The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, and he is a member of the Solicitors Legal Opinions Committee of British Columbia. He also frequently provides insights related to the BC Personal Property Security Act, BC Securities Transfer Act, and Canadian Bank Act. Don has been recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2006) of The Best Lawyers in Canada, and the 2020 editions of Lexpert® Special Edition: Energy and Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition — Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers. Don is a former regional managing partner of the Vancouver office of BLG and a former national practice group leader of the Financial Services Group of BLG.
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.