H. John Godber
H. John Godber
(514) 954-3165
(514) 954-1905
1000 de la Gauchetière St W, Suite 900, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1989 (ON)
A partner in BLG’s Corporate Commercial Group and BLG’s Client Innovation Partner, John specializes in corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, public-private infrastructure, and corporate governance. He has advised many of the firm’s largest clients on their strategic acquisitions, joint ventures, infrastructure projects, and public offerings. He has also advised a number of independent committees regarding going-private transactions. John is President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Montréal General Hospital Corporation, a member of the Board of Directors of the Hermitage Club and the Adaptive Sports Foundation, a past member of the Québec chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), a past member of BLG’s Partnership Board and its National Corporate Commercial Practice Group Leader, and past president of The Canadian Club of Montréal. Recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2012) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Law), also under Mergers and Acquisitions Law (since 2013), Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (since 2017), and Project Finance Law. Also named "Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Lawyer of the Year – Montréal" in the 2018 edition. Called to the Québec Bar in 1989.
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CDPQ Infra Inc., a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, announced on April 12, 2018, that construction of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) project, an automated light-rail transportation system in the greater Montréal area, has officially started. The project comprises 67 kilometres of railway and 26 stations and, once complete, will be one of the largest automated transportation system in the world.
On August 10, 2015, Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (Innergex or the Corporation) completed the bought deal offering (the Offering) of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures of the Corporation (the Debentures).
On August 10, 2015, Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (Innergex or the Corporation) completed the bought deal offering (the Offering) of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures of the Corporation (the Debentures).