Kendall Andersen

Partner

Vancouver
KAndersen@blg.com
604.640.4078

Kendall practices in the areas of commercial lending, bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions. He regularly acts for financial institutions, borrowers and private lenders in a wide variety of matters:

  • secured lending transactions, including syndicated loans
  • construction financing
  • cross-border financing transactions
  • asset-based lending
  • financing of residential and commercial developments
  • aircraft acquisition and financing
  • financing film and video productions

Ken also advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters and has experience with mergers and acquisitions, disposition and acquisition of businesses, and has experience in negotiating and structuring LNG projects and long-term Terminal Services Agreements. He also acts for debtors, creditors, trustees and monitors in a broad range of insolvency, realization and restructuring proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Experience

  • Syndicate of lenders in connection with a $750 million financing of the acquisition of a cold storage business.
  • Unifiller Systems Inc. in connection with a share purchase and asset purchase transaction.
  • Global Relay Communications in connection with syndicated loan facilities and the acquisition of commercial real estate in downtown Vancouver.
  • Fibreco Export Inc. in connection with a long-term Terminal Services Agreement for the handling of agriproducts.
  • A national retail chain in connection with asset-based financing from a syndicate of lenders.
  • Syndicate of lenders in connection with a $250 million senior debt financing of a mining company.
  • Noteholders in connection with a $150 million note purchase transaction in connection with the acquisition of an international software enterprise.
  • Joint venture partner and landlord with respect to a proposed $30 billion liquefied natural gas facility on Vancouver Island.
  • Creditors, debtors, monitors, receivers or purchasers in a number of insolvency proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, including Target Canada (CCAA), Catalyst Paper Corporation (CCAA); Hon's Wun-Tun House Ltd. (BIA); CCI Industries Ltd. (CCAA); Darford International Inc. (Receivership); Skeena Cellulose Ltd. (CCAA).
  • National retail chain in connection with asset-based financing from a syndicate of lenders.
  • Financial institutions and borrowers in several large lending and corporate finance transactions including large, multi-jurisdictional lending transactions.
  • Lenders and borrowers in connection with public-private partnership transactions, including in connection with financing improvements to the Sea-to-Sky Highway.
  • Financial institutions and borrowers in small- and medium-market lending transactions; gained particular experience in aircraft and other equipment financings.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member of British Columbia Model Insolvency Order Committee, 2010-present
  • Member/President, Canadian Bar Association Banking Subsection

Community Involvement

  • Chair, BC Children’s Hospital Slo-Pitch
  • Organizer, BLG’s Charity Volleyball Challenge (which benefits six charities annually), 2007-present
  • Member of Board of Directors for Jericho Little League Baseball Association
  • Coach for Arbutus Club Minor Hockey (2013-present)
  • Assistant Coach for Vancouver United Boys Soccer (2012-present)
  • Head Coach for Jericho Little League Baseball (2011-present)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 and 2018 editions of Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Banking & Financial Institutions).
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2015) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Banking and Finance, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring).
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition (and since 2017) of IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (Banking).
  • Recognized as one of Lexpert's® Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers under 40 (2014).

Bar Admission & Education

  • British Columbia, 2001
  • JD (with Great Distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 2000
  • BA, University of British Columbia, 1997