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About Vivian

Vivian's practice focuses on power, infrastructure/construction and mergers and acquisitions. She is regularly engaged on major project work throughout Canada, including in the social infrastructure, health care, transportation and renewable energy sectors.  She also leads M&A transactions in complex regulated industries.

Vivian worked as senior legal counsel with a construction industry leader, acquiring invaluable in-house experience as the responsible lawyer on complex domestic and international projects.

Vivian also clerked at the British Columbia Court of Appeal, where she gained experience in corporate/commercial disputes in British Columbia's highest court.

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Representative transactions include acting on behalf of and advising:


  • BluEarth Renewables Inc. on the transfer of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan's ownership of BluEarth to DIF Infrastructure V

  • BluEarth Renewables Inc. on its acquisition of four operating renewable energy projects from Veresen Inc.

  • BluEarth Renewables Inc. on its acquisition and financing of the 19.8 MW Adams and 19.8 MW Danielson wind facilities in Minnesota

  • A global conglomerate in connection with its acquisition and subsequent divestiture of a 30% interest in a 680 MW Canadian renewable generation portfolio consisting of wind and solar projects in Ontario, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and British Columbia

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Equinix, Inc. on its C$1.04-billion acquisition of 25 data-centre facilities across Canada from BCE Inc.

  • Siemens on its US$200-million purchase of Epocal from Alere

  • StructureTone, a portfolio company of Global Infrastructure Solutions, on its acquisition of Govan Brown

  • An Asian food retailer on its sale to a national grocery retailer

  • U.S. private equity sponsors and corporations, including most recently, amongst others, Energy Capital Partners, Apax Partners, Warburg Pincus and Centerbridge Partners


  • One of the consortium members of the successful proponent in achieving financial close on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

  • EllisDon in achieving financial close on the New Toronto Courthouse Project

  • City of Greater Sudbury on the design, build, finance and maintain of a biosolids treatment plant

Awards & Recognition

Vivian is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2021–2024: Corporate Mid-Market; 2022: Corporate Commercial Law)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – 2018–2023 (Project Finance Law)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2023 (Energy: Power (Transactional))

  • The Legal 500 Canada – 2022–2023 (Energy and Natural Resources: Power)

  • The Legal 500 Canada – 2020–2023 (Infrastructure and Projects)

  • The Legal 500 Canada – 2021–2022 (International Expertise)

  • Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 (November/December 2020)

Professional Activities

Vivian is a member of the Construction Lawyers Society of America, Toronto CREW and the Canadian Bar Association.

Media Activities
  • Quoted : Powering up the renewables space as the need for more electricity grows
    Interviewed by Zena Olijnyk, Lexpert, September 25, 2023.

Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 2007
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2011
JD (Gold Medallist), University of British Columbia – 2006
BA (Governor General's Silver Medal), University of British Columbia – 2003

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