Sarah Bird > Borden Ladner Gervais LLP > Vancouver, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Waterfront Centre
200 Burrard Street, Suite 1200
Vancouver, BC V7X 1T2

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Sarah’s practice focuses on project development, project finance, public-private partnerships, Indigenous law, lending and general corporate commercial law. She has extensive experience with leading major public-private partnership and project finance transactions, including representing proponents and lenders with respect of all phases of public infrastructure, transportation and energy projects. Sarah also advises lenders and resource companies on securing financing or refinancing for projects and facilities in the mining and natural resources sector, and assists clients on a broad range of commercial, regulatory and financing matters. Sarah’s recent energy experience relates to advising proponents, lenders and government entities on the development, financing and operation of hydro, wind, district energy and transmission projects in various jurisdictions in Canada and the U.S. She has been involved in some of the largest and most prominent projects in Canada as well as many high value projects with international components. Admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 2005.




Member, Law Society of British Columbia; Member, Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.


LLB, University of British Columbia, 2004

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Canada > Infrastructure projects

(Next Generation Partners)

Sarah Bird – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP ‘s integrated projects and construction group is among the largest in Canada, with the ability to draw on well-staffed platforms in key provinces across the country. Vancouver-based infrastructure specialist Douglas Sanders spearheads the department and has strong experience in PPP projects; he is advising Alstom Canada on its participation as a member of ONxpress Transportation Partners for the Metrolinx Regional Express Railway GO Rail Expansion Project, Package 3. In Montreal, Pascale Dionne is noted for project finance work, while Sarah Bird specializes in PPP and project development in Vancouver, and senior counsel Richard Shaban is noted for construction and procurement in Toronto.