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McCarthy Tétrault advised on two winning projects at the 2021 CCPPP National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s

Toronto. November 17, 2021. McCarthy Tétrault acted as legal advisor on two of the five gold award-winning projects at the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships’ (CCPPP) 2021 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships ceremony. The awards are representative of the Firm’s ongoing commitment to helping our clients’ achieve success on world-class P3 projects that drive economic growth and innovation in the infrastructure sector in Canada and internationally.

The City of Edmonton’s Valley Line West LRT won the Gold award for Project Development. We represented the successful proponent, Marigold Infrastructure Partners Limited Partnership, a limited partnership formed by Parsons Inc. and Colas Infrastructure Canada GP, on the Edmonton Valley Line West LRT Extension Project. The Project includes the construction of a 14 km light rail extension from downtown Edmonton to Lewis Farms in west Edmonton, including 14 street level stations and two elevated stations. The C$2.6 billion project was the largest Canadian P3 infrastructure project (by value) to reach financial close in 2020. McCarthy Tétrault’s team was led by Morgan Troke and Samantha Cunliffe, and included Liezl Behm, Ailbish Bruchet, Erin O'Callaghan, Firuz Rahimi and Xinya Wang.

The Gold award for Infrastructure (International) went to the L.F. Wade International Airport Redevelopment ProjectWe advised Aecon Concessions on all aspects of the US$285 million Bermuda-based project – the largest P3 infrastructure deal in Bermuda’s history. The project was lauded for its innovation involving private sector investment to finance a major capital redevelopment of a small airport. The team was led by Jody Aldcorn and included Linda Brown, Jim Janetos, Pavan Jawanda, Samantha Cunliffe, Liezl Behm, Ailbish Bruchet and Patrick Beechinor.

McCarthy Tétrault continues to execute on more infrastructure projects than any other law firm in Canada. The Firm provides clients with skilled, nationally integrated and multidisciplinary teams, experienced in project finance, procurement, zoning and planning, aboriginal, environmental, and other critical areas.

Established in 1993, CCPPP is a national not-for-profit non-partisan, member-based organization with broad representation from across the public and private sectors. Their mission is to collaborate with all levels of government, Indigenous communities and the private sector to enable smart, innovative and sustainable approaches to developing and maintaining public infrastructure that achieve the best outcomes for Canadians.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, providing strategic and industry-focused advice and solutions for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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