595 Burrard St, Suite 2600, PO Box 49314, 3 Bentall Ctr, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1987 (BC)
Bill is involved in all aspects of income and commodity taxation, including goods and services tax, transfer pricing, and provincial taxation. He practises in both the taxation planning and tax litigation fields, with an emphasis on corporate taxation, in particular transactional advice, mergers & acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, structuring infrastructure projects, and public–private partnerships. Bill has extensive experience in providing tax and structuring advice to private and public companies and investment funds in respect of shareholders agreements, partnership and limited partnership agreements, joint venture arrangements, and other complex commercial arrangements. Bill has also had significant involvement in the mining sector, including acting on mergers & acquisitions, spin-outs, split-up transactions, metal streaming transactions, royalty transactions, and financings.
On December 23, 2016, Maverix Metals Inc. (“Maverix”) completed the acquisition of a portfolio of 11 royalties (“the GF Royalties”) from Gold Fields Netherlands Services BV (“Gold Fields”) a wholly owned subsidiary of Gold Fields Limited, and certain affiliates.
On June 16, 2016, Sea to Sky Highway Investment L.P. (SSHILP) completed the refinancing of the Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement Project, a public-private partnership project managed by Axium Infrastructure Inc.
On August 15, 2003, QLT Inc., a global bio-pharmaceutical and photodynamic therapy company, completed the issuance of US$172.5 million aggregate principal amount of 3 per cent convertible senior notes due in 2023. The notes are convertible into QLT common shares under certain circumstances at an initial conversion price of approximately US$17.80 per share.
BC-based Hot House Growers Income Fund, a producer of greenhouse tomatoes and sweet bell peppers completed a $70.7 million initial public offering of trust units through a syndicate of underwriters co-led by TD Securities Inc. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc., and included National Bank Financial, HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., Canaccord Capital Corp. and Raymond James Ltd.