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Ranked among the world's best infrastructure practices, we adeptly execute on some of the largest and most significant projects in Canada and internationally 

Major infrastructure projects require skilled and practiced legal counsel to anticipate potential issues and mitigate long-term risk. The sheer volume and overall complexity of infrastructure mandates we’ve supported position us well to provide the practical and strategic guidance you need to manage your critical infrastructure projects.

Consistently recognized as a top tier firm for our market-leading counsel, government entities, bidding consortia, financial institutions, developers, service providers and equity investors seek our advice on a full range of issues related to the procurement, project finance, development and construction of:

  • airports;
  • casinos;
  • correctional facilities and courthouses;
  • healthcare, long-term care centres, and senior housing facilities;
  • fibre optic lines and telecommunications;
  • highways, roads, ports and bridges;
  • light and heavy rail systems;
  • power projects, including transmission lines;
  • schools and universities;
  • stadiums and recreational facilities;
  • water and wastewater systems;
  • and more.

Entrenched in the industry through our co-founding and continued participation in The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, our strong relationships with major project participants, and our integral involvement in the establishment of and continuing work with the Canada Infrastructure Bank means that we understand infrastructure inside and out, demonstrated by our involvement in significant projects, including advising:

  • the syndicate of lenders in providing C$1.5 billion in financing for Alberta's new Cascade Power Project;
  • Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation and Metrolinx in the C$4.6 billion Hurontario LRT Project;
  • Parsons Inc. and Colas Infrastructure Canada GP, in the C$2.6 billion Edmonton Valley Line West LRT Project;
  • the lenders in the C$5.7 billion procurement for the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project;
  • ENGIE Services, as part of the Innovate Energy consortium, in the successful closing of a C$2.6 billion PPP contract with the Government of Canada to modernize the district energy system in Ottawa;
  • the lenders to EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare on the C$260 million Community Outpatient Centre in Bayers Lake, Nova Scotia;
  • ATB Financial in the C$215 million financing for the construction of the 132-MW Claresholm Solar Project in Alberta;
  • The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada in the closing of a C$200 million secured credit facility to First Nation LP to finance its equity interest in Wataynikaneyap Power LP;
  • SBC Securities (Canada) Inc. as underwriters for EllisDon in the procurement for the C$417 million Royal Inland Hospital Patient Care Tower Project;
  • Vantage Airport Group in a US$4 billion project to redevelop and operate New York’s LaGuardia Airport;
  • the concessionaire on all aspects of the US$285 million L.F. Wade International Airport Redevelopment Project in Bermuda;
  • the successful bidder for the C$2.5 billion Finch West Light Rail Transit Project, a multi-billion dollar project to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new 11 kilometre dedicated light rail transit extension in Toronto, Ontario;
  • Vantage Airport Group, as a member of the successful consortium consisting of Plenary, Gilbane Building Company and Johnson Controls, in the US$500 million redevelopment and operation of the historic William H. Gray III 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

We have the resources to provide you with nationally integrated and multidisciplinary teams to meet your specific project requirements – including expertise in project finance, procurement, zoning and planning, construction, aboriginal, environmental, tax, labour, arbitration, dispute resolution and other critical areas.

With demonstrated experience and expertise, you can confidently rely on our counsel and guidance throughout each project phase – including developing procurement models; designing and implementing an effective and compliant procurement process; understanding deal and tax structures; negotiating construction, service and lending agreements; and more. We advise on all aspects of project structuring and finance, and regularly act for domestic and foreign project proponents, banking groups and syndicates, and underwriters on large project finance transactions in Canada and internationally. We are your single advisor for the life cycle of your projects.