Kendall Andersen

Kendall Andersen

Partner

Vancouver
[email protected]
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.

Ken provides legal services through a Law Corporation.

Experience

  • MedSpa Partners Inc., a top-tier Canadian medical aesthetics platform, in its acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of Pacific Derm.
  • MedSpa Partners Inc., a top-tier Canadian medical aesthetics platform, in its acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of Carruthers & Humphrey Cosmetic Dermatology.
  • FW Fitness BC Ltd. acquired the assets of SNFW Fitness BC Ltd (Steve Nash Fitness World) pursuant to a receivership sale.
  • 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 2022 edition (and since 2015) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Banking and Finance, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring).
  • Recognized in the 2022 (and since 2018) editions of Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Banking & Financial Institutions).
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of The Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers.
  • 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