Geoffrey Bird

Background:

Geoffrey BirdGeoffrey BirdMr. Bird is a member of Aydin Bird Business Lawyers and is a corporate commercial solicitor with over 30 years of experience. He was a partner at a prominent downtown Vancouver law firm before joining the firm. Mr. Bird acts for private and public corporations on a broad variety of corporate and commercial matters. He has acted for both borrowers and lenders in the negotiation and documentation of credit facilities, secured (asset-backed) lending and related financing transactions. Mr. Bird's practice also encompasses regulatory applications and compliance and corporate financing for private and public corporations. In particular, he has acted for mining companies and has a specialized knowledge of the British Columbia mining sector having been employed as a geologist before entering the practice of law. He has extensive experience in complex corporate restructurings and reorganizations and is also experienced with cross-border offerings and acquisitions and listing of public companies on major stock exchanges. Mr. Bird has also provided advice to public and private companies in various aspects of their corporate governance practices and advice to Boards of Directors on their fiduciary responsibilities and liabilities generally. He has served on the Boards of Directors of charitable organizations and public companies, as well as on audit, compensation and governance committees.

 

Education:

  • BSC Honours Geology: University of British Columbia 1965,
  • LLB: University of British Columbia 1971

Practice Areas:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities
  • General Corporate & Commercial
  • Mining Law
  • Wills and Estates
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Professional Positions, Memberships & Associations:

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Past Chairman of the National Business Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association

Other Activities:

Mr. Bird has taught for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia dealing with corporate, commercial and securities matters. He is the author of the Corporate Governance section of the Corporate Law Practice Manual published by the Continuing Legal Education Society.

Contact:

DIRECT LINE: +1 (604) 267-2826
E-MAIL: gbird@aydinco.com

 
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