Kasim Salim

Partner

Ottawa
KSalim@blg.com
613.787.3734

Kasim provides support and advice for corporate commercial and infrastructure projects.

His areas of expertise include:

  • advising on corporate governance, procurement and contract matters for infrastructure projects
  • providing normal-course business advice

Kasim is conversant in French.

Experience

  • Acting for the project sponsor on a number of large public infrastructure projects.
  • Drafting, negotiating and completing funding agreements with senior levels of government in large public infrastructure projects.
  • Drafting the request for qualifications, request for proposals and the resulting services agreements for sponsor-side service providers, such as architects and engineers, in large public infrastructure projects.
  • Drafting the request for qualifications, request for proposals, constructions contracts (including use of CCDC forms and preparing supplementary conditions) and the project agreement for large public infrastructure projects.
  • Negotiating and closing the project agreement and numerous related closing agreements and instruments in large public infrastructure projects.
  • Preparing and providing briefings to key decision-makers of project sponsors throughout the phases of projects, including in support of internal governance approvals, in large public infrastructure projects.
  • Providing on-going advice on project procurement and implementation matters and governance models, in large public infrastructure projects.
  • Providing advice on regulatory and third party policies and approvals, in large public infrastructure projects.
  • Supporting post-closing matters, including advising on rights, remedies and claims, in large public infrastructure projects.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating loan, contribution, guarantee and grant agreements in respect of government procurement and funding programs.
  • Drafting the full suite of template project agreement and related agreements used by a Federal Crown Corporation for infrastructure projects.
  • Drafting the template funding agreement used by a Federal Crown Corporation for infrastructure projects.
  • Drafting the template loan, grant and related agreements used in respect of an environmental fund endowed by the Federal Government.
  • Acting for municipalities in Ontario, and elsewhere in Canada.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of corporate-commercial and business transaction agreements, such as business formation, partnership, joint venture and other business agreements and arrangements; and service and outsourcing contracts and arrangements.
  • Acting on behalf of both vendors and purchasers in numerous merger and acquisition transactions in different industries
  • Acting on behalf of both investors and investee-companies in corporate finance matters

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Ontario
  • Member, Law Society of Nunavut
  • Member, County of Carleton Law Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2021 (and since 2018) edition of the Lexpert Special Edition - Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers.
  • Recognized in the 2021, 2020 and 2019 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Commercial) and the 2021, 2020, 2018 and 2016 editions (Corporate Mid-Market, Infrastructure Projects).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2003
  • Nunavut, 2018
  • LLB, University of Ottawa
  • BA (with Distinction) in Economics and Political Science, McGill University