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Linda Brown* is a partner in the Vancouver office practising in the Business Law Group and Financial Services Group. She is also a member of the firm's Board of Partners.

Linda represents lenders and borrowers on credit facilities, structured and project finance, and general banking and treasury issues. She also represents borrowers, trust companies, banks and life insurance companies with respect to project lending and investment dealers with respect to private placements of debt products.

Linda received the 2015 Lexology Client Choice Award for her expertise in Banking Law in British Columbia. She is listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the areas of asset securitization, infrastructure law and project finance. She is recognized in the current editions of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Canada as one of Canada’s top P3 projects and infrastructure lawyers, and in the 2017 edition of IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms as a leading lawyer in the areas of capital markets, energy & infrastructure, banking, project finance and project development. Linda also appears in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the areas of banking and finance law and project finance law, and is recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of project finance in Canada in Who’s Who Legal: Canada.


Recent infrastructure and PPP transactions include:

  • advising a bidder for the Finch West LRT Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project;
  • advising a bidder for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project;
  • advising a bidder for the Winnipeg Southwest Transitway Stage 2 Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the Lions Gate Water Project
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the Groves Memorial Hospital Project
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the Brockville Hospital Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the Etobicoke General Hospital Redevelopment, Phase 1 Patient Tower Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital Project;
  • advising the lenders to the successful bidder for the Enterprise Data Centre (Borden) Project;
  • advising the lenders to the successful bidder for the Penticton Regional Hospital Patient Care Tower Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the Saskatoon North Commuter Parkway Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the Regina Bypass Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the New Crossing for the St. Lawrence Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the Stanton Territorial Hospital Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford Project;
  • advising a bidder for the Fort McMurray West Transmission Line Project;
  • advising the successful bidder for the Mackenzie Valley Fibreoptic Link Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the 407 East Phase 2 Project;
  • advising a bidder for the Surrey Biofuels Processing Facility Project;
  • advising a bidder for the Build Alberta Schools Construction Project;
  • advising a bidder for the Swift Current Long Term Care Project;
  • advising the successful bidder for the British Columbia Children’s and Women’s Hospital Redevelopment Project;
  • advising lenders to a bidder for the Peel Memorial Hospital Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the GO East Rail Maintenance Facility Project;
  • advising the lenders to the successful bidder for the Providence Health Care Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the CRD McLoughlin Wastewater Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the Hawkesbury General Hospital Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the Credit Valley Hospital Priority Areas Redevelopment Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the Casey House Redevelopment Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development Project;
  • advising the lenders to the successful bidder for the Pan American Aquatics Centre, Field House and Canadian Sport Institute Ontario Project;
  • advising the lenders to the successful bidder for the Pan Am Games Venues – Markham Pan Am Centre, Etobicoke Olympium and Pan American Field Hockey Centre Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the Alberta Schools Alternative Procurement III Project;
  • advising the lenders to the successful bidder for the Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project;
  • advising the lenders to the successful bidder for the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal Project (Project Finance International 2011 Americas Bond Deal of the Year and Overall North American Deal of the Year);
  • advising the lenders to the successful bidder for the St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Regional Mental Health Project;
  • advising the lenders to the successful bidder for the South East Stoney Trail Project;
  • advising the successful bidder for the McGill University Hospital Centre, Glen Campus Project (Project Finance International 2010 Americas Deal of the Year and 2010 North American Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year);
  • advising the lenders to the successful bidder for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the St. John Courthouse and Peel Plaza Projects;
  • advising the lenders to the successful bidder for the Waterloo Courthouse Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for the Toronto South Detention Centre Project;
  • advising the lenders to the successful bidder for the Bluewater Health and Henderson Hospital Projects;
  • advising the lenders to the successful bidder for the Niagara Hospital Project;
  • advising the lenders to the successful bidder for the Woodstock General Hospital Project;
  • advising the lenders to a bidder for bids on Royal Jubilee Hospital, Kelowna Vernon Hospitals, Surrey Outpatient Facility, Northwest Anthony Henday Drive and Alberta Schools Projects; and
  • negotiation of project finance facilities on behalf of syndicates of lenders to the successful proponents for each of the Kicking Horse Canyon and Golden Ears Bridge Projects.

Recent corporate debt and project finance (non-infrastructure and PPP) transactions include:

  • advising the underwriters on the private placement of six series of bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $5 billion to fund the development of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric generation and transmission facility;
  • advising the sole underwriter on the private placement of $1.3 billion of bonds to fund the development of the Maritime Link transmission facility;
  • negotiation on behalf of a major forestry company of amendments to its syndicated credit facility of $365 million, to its senior secured notes of $50 million and to its operating credit of US $30 million;
  • advising the agents on the private placement of $232 million of senior secured amortizing bonds to refinance six solar projects in Ontario;
  • advising the agents on the private placement of $667.3 million of senior secured amortizing bonds to refinance a gas-fired power plant in North Battleford, Saskatchewan;
  • advising the agents on the private placement of $156.3 million of senior secured amortizing bonds to refinance a gas-fired peaking plant in Spy Hill, Saskatchewan;
  • advising a mining company on the establishment of a US$37.5 million project finance facility for the continued development of a recently acquired copper mine in Chile;
  • advising an international airport authority on the issuance of $200 million of thirty year debentures;
  • advising a port authority on the issuance of $100 million of senior unsecured debentures;
  • advising a German investment bank on the purchase of senior and subordinate secured notes to finance an acquisition of 16 long term care facilities in Ontario;
  • negotiation on behalf of a natural gas company of a syndicated credit facility of $500 million;
  • negotiation on behalf of a midstream oil and gas income trust of a syndicated bank facility in the amount of $200 million and an operating credit facility of $10 million;
  • negotiation on behalf of a major forestry company of a syndicated bank facility in the amount of $45 million, a letter of credit facility in the amount of $15 million and the issuance of four series of senior secured notes in the aggregate principal amount of $300 million;
  • negotiation on behalf of a major British Columbia credit union of a deposit facility in the amount of $290 million;
  • renegotiation on behalf of a major chemical producer of a syndicated bank facility for US$400 million and the issuance of US$350 million of Senior Notes, renegotiation (and subsequently repayment) of a project finance facility for US$247 million for an acquired chemical plant in Trinidad and Tobago and advising on a project finance facility for US$237 million for a chemical plant in Trinidad and Tobago; and
  • advising a British Columbia ferry company on the establishment of a capital markets platform, the establishment of credit facilities and the issuance of public debt instruments.

Linda received her LLB in 1988 from the University of British Columbia and was called to the British Columbia bar in 1990. She served as Law Clerk to Mr. Justice Douglas Lambert of the British Columbia Court of Appeal from 1988 to 1989. Linda has also served as an instructor for Business and Professional Programs at Simon Fraser University and for the University of British Columbia Law School and is vice-president and a member of the board of directors of Ballet BC.

Linda is fluent in spoken Cantonese.

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