Bill Woodhead

Bill Woodhead: Attorney with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Senior Associate at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Centennial Place, East Tower, 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, Canada M5H 3Y4
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Executive Summary

Bill Woodhead is a senior associate in our Corporate Commercial Group in our Calgary office. Bill is developing a practice in corporate/commercial, construction and energy law, with an emphasis on public-private partnerships and construction contracts (negotiation, drafting and review). He has experience with drafting and reviewing procurement documents and project agreements for a variety of construction and engineering projects, internal corporate reorganizations, asset purchase and sale transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.

Bill completed his articles with BLG in May 2012. Before law school, he worked for six years as a project and account manager in the software industry.

Community Involvement

•Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids Program •Volunteer, BLG United Way Program

Publications & Presentations

•Co-Author, Contracts with unknown entities, Construction Business, March/April 2017. •Quoted, Procurement law trends: Legal experts take a look at the trends and issues affecting procurement law, Purchasing B2B, March 2017.•Presenter, Practical Advice for Drafting Tendering and Construction Contracts, 8th Public Construction Contracting and Tendering Course, December 15-16, 2015. •Co-Author, Legal matters: Good faith and duty of honest performance, Journal of Commerce, May 2015. •Co-Author, Builders' lien claims can become an abuse of process, Journal of Commerce, March 2015. •Author, Great Big World: Protecting interests when entering into contracts with foreign suppliers, Purchasing B2B, October 2014. •Author, Is the sky the limit? A look at limitation of liability causes, On-Site Magazine, October 2014. •Co-Author, Updated Design-Build Contracts, Construction Business, January/February 2014. •Co-Author, “ Sustainability in the Supply Chain, ” Purchasing B2B, January 2014. •Co-Author, “ Contract Wording Critical: The Clear and Unambiguous Contract Has Yet to be Written,” Construction Canada, December 2013. •Co-Author, “ To Terminate, or not to Terminate?, ” On-Site Magazine, December 2013. •Quoted, New Design-Build Contracts Released, Journal of Commerce article by Jessica Krippendorf, December 2013. •Co-Author, Force Majeure in Commercial Contracts, Purchasing B2B, August 2013. •Co-Author, Shareholder Activism: be Prepared and be Proactive, Business in Vancouver, March 2013. •Co-Author, Tender with Care, On-Site Magazine, February 2013. •Co-Author, P3s and the Canadian Experience with Risk Management, Public Sector Digest, September 2012.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Business and Corporate Commercial
  • Environmental Law
  • Public-Private Infrastructure Projects
  • Private Company
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Public Company Mergers and Acquisitions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403.232.9765  Phone
403.266.1395  Fax
University Attended:
University of Victoria, B.A., with Distinction, History & Political Science, 2002
Law School Attended:
University of Saskatchewan, J.D., with Distinction, 2011
Year of First admission:
2012, British Columbia; 2015, Yukon; 2015, Alberta

Professional Involvement

•Director, British Columbia Construction Round Table
•Member, Canadian Bar Association, Business Law and Construction Law Subsections
•Member, Law Society of British Columbia, Yukon and Alberta
•Member, Association for Corporate Growth

Reported Cases:
Representative Work: Represented the Government of Canada in the agreement to purchase the Trans Mountain Pipeline system from Kinder Morgan for C$4.5 billion.; Acted as counsel to Alberta Health Services for the completion of a joint venture between Axium Infrastructure and Revera Inc. to acquire and share ownership in 32 long-term care facilities across Canada.; Represented BC Hydro in relation to the design, build, partial financing and rehabilitation of the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project in Campbell River BC.; Represented Graham Building Services and related Graham entities in the design, build, finance agreement for the construction of the Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project.; Represented owners, contractors and subcontractors in drafting and negotiating various construction agreements.; Advised and implemented corporate reorganizations of closely held companies.; Represented purchasers and sellers in connection with share and asset sale transactions.

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Calgary, Alberta

  • Calgary, AB
    Centennial Place, East Tower , 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, AB M5H 3Y4

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