77 King St W, Suite 400, Toronto-Dominion Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1994 (ON)
Jim Russell is a partner in our Business Law, Entertainment Law and Banking and Finance groups. Jim focuses his practice on the motion picture, television and entertainment industries. His expertise encompasses production and project financing, corporate and syndicated financing, international and inter-provincial co-productions and co-ventures, and copyright. He has extensive experience in safeguarding intellectual property and negotiating documentation related to the structuring of production companies and entertainment ventures, as well as in the financing, production and exploitation of film, television and transmedia works. Jim is a regular speaker on entertainment industry topics. He has made presentations on international treaty co-productions for a variety of audiences. In his lending and restructuring practice, Jim focuses on a variety of lending, credit and structured-finance transactions, both national and international in scope. His practice involves advising clients on all aspects of personal property security, discounting and financing of accounts receivable, mergers & acquisitions, as well as business and commercial law matters generally. He also has considerable expertise in copyright security and project financing.
SNC-Lavalin announced that it had reached financial close on the sale of its 100-per cent interest in AltaLink, Alberta's largest regulated energy transmission company, to Berkshire Hathaway Energy (Berkshire). This follows the receipt of regulatory approvals from the Alberta Utilities Commission and approvals pursuant to the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act. Based on the terms of the agreement, the transaction values AltaLink at approximately $7.2 billion and will result in gross proceeds to SNC-Lavalin of approximately $3.1 billion.