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Sean represents and advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, with a particular focus on highly regulated industries and sectors.
He has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, disposition and acquisition of businesses on behalf of Canadian, U.S. and international companies, cross-border transactions, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures and partnership agreements in a wide variety of industries.
His practice spans a variety of sectors, including infrastructure and energy projects, and power and electricity.
He advises financial institutions (including credit unions, trust companies and insurance companies) on regulatory and other corporate/commercial matters.
Sean also has extensive experience advising clients in the education and not-for-profit sectors.
From 2000 to 2003, Sean was foreign counsel with the law firm of Nishimura & Partners (now Nishimura & Asahi) in Tokyo, Japan, where his practice focused on cross-border commercial transactions.
Within BLG, Sean is the Regional Manager of our Corporate Commercial and Securities and Capital Markets Groups.
Sean provides legal services through a Law Corporation.
Vendors in the sale of a North American equipment distribution business.
Vendors in the sale of a Western Canadian foundry business.
Investor dealers in the acquisition and sale of Canadian brokerage businesses.
An engineering/construction multinational in its acquisition of a Canadian engineering company.
A financial institution in its acquisition of a Canadian commercial leasing business.
A Chinese company in its disposition of a technology business.
Vendors in the sale of one of British Columbia's largest cattle ranches.
A purchaser in its acquisition of a Canadian retail business.
UMA Engineering in respect of its merger and court-approved cross-border acquisition transaction and corporate arrangement with AECOM.
Major Korean companies in respect of mining ventures in Canada, the United States and Africa.
Negotiating and managing multiple power purchase agreements for wind, biomass, waste heat, run-of-river, reservoir and natural gas projects.
B.C. Hydro in the development and implementation of renewable energy calls for power in B.C., including the 2008 Bioenergy Phase I Call for Power, the 2008 Clean Energy Call for Power, and the 2010 Bioenergy Phase II Call for Power.
Design-builders in respect of numerous public-private partnership projects across Canada, including the Champlain Bridge, Evergreen Line, Alberta Schools Projects (ASAP 2 and 3), Surrey Outpatient Clinic, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Fort St. John Hospital, and New Brunswick Schools Project.
Owners in the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors on the legal aspects of design and construction, including tendering and bidding documentation; engineer, procure and construction management (EPCM) agreements; and engineer, procure and construct (EPC) agreements.
B.C. Hydro in respect its $1.5 billion outsourcing and partnership transaction with Accenture and related ongoing matters.
Roche in its $1.4 billion acquisition of a controlling interest in a Japanese pharmaceutical company.
Weyerhaeuser Company Limited in the disposition of its coastal B.C. division to Brascan Corporation for $1.2 billion, and in the disposition of its Canadian building materials distribution business to a U.S. private equity firm.
School boards, independent schools and post-secondary institutions on education law and corporate/commercial issues.
Partnership and joint venture arrangements involving professional organizations in various sectors, including the construction/ engineering, architecture and computer service industries.