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Special Edition on Infrastructure 2018

The Lexpert Special Editions profiles selected Lexpert-ranked lawyers whose focus is in Corporate, Infrastructure, Energy and Litigation law and relevant practices. It also includes feature articles on legal aspects of Canadian business issues.

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14 LEXPERT | 2018 | WWW.LEXPERT.CA Dubé, Louis-Martin Lavery, de Billy, L.L.P. (514) 877-2990 lmdube@lavery.ca Mr. Dubé is a partner with an extensive experience in real estate law acquired with Canadian national law firms and a global financial institution. He advises and represents property owners, developers, pension funds, asset managers, lenders, and tenants in a wide range of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, development projects, financing, and leasing. Drance, Jonathan S. Stikeman Elliott LLP (604) 631-1361 jdrance@stikeman.com Mr. Drance specializes in energy law, including energy-related M&A, corpor- ate finance and project finance. He has participated in transactions involving major pipelines, related oil and gas facilities, power plants and transmission lines. He served on the Board of BC Hydro and has chaired its committees. He writes extensively on energy law, particularly energy project risks and investment trends. Doyle, Catherine Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (416) 863-4160 catherine.doyle@blakes.com Ms. Doyle regularly advises proponents of infrastructure projects throughout Canada, including in the transportation, social infrastructure, alternative energy, power and health-care sectors. She has also represented a wide variety of financial institutions in the financing of infrastructure assets, including bond underwriters, institutional investors, and both Canadian and international banks. Dorion, Robert Gowling WLG (514) 392-9506 robert.dorion@gowlingwlg.com Mr. Dorion specializes in business law with an emphasis on corporate com- mercial law, M&A and tax law. He has developed expertise in corporate reorganizations, acquisitions, mergers and consolidations, contract negotiat- ing, public and private financing, and securities. His large clientele includes public and private companies working in local, national and international economic sectors. Doolan, John A. Miller Thomson LLP (604) 643-1236 jdoolan@millerthomson.com Mr. Doolan is a partner in the Vancouver real estate group of Miller Thomson and co-lead of its Aboriginal Law Group. His practice includes acting for Tsaw- wassen First Nation on the Tsawwassen Mill shopping centre, infrastructure development and industrial leasing and for a partnership between Tsuut'ina Nation and a national developer carrying out the development of 1,200 acres of Nation land. Dietze, Sterling H. Stikeman Elliott LLP (514) 397-3076 sdietze@stikeman.com Mr. Dietze's domestic and foreign institutional financing and banking practice extends to PPPs and infrastructure. He advises borrowers and lenders. His experience embraces infrastructure, project and international financing transactions. LEXPERT-RANKED LAWYERS Ontario, acts as procurement and commercial lead for all major provincial public Infrastructure proj- ects. Government of Ontario agency Metrolinx is a driver of transit in the province. Created under the Metrolinx Act, 2006 to improve coordination and integration of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, it is undertaking the largest transportation investment in Ontario's his- tory and now has more than 200 projects under- way worth more than $16 billion. Since Metrolinx set out its transportation plan, e Big Move, in 2008, it has increased weekly GO Transit train trips by 500% and added more than 12 million passenger trips a year. Other Metrolinx transit Infrastructure proj- ects that have been completed include the Union Pearson Express (UP Express) train from Union Station to Pearson Airport and renovations at Union Station that have enlarged the size of GO Transit's concourse area. Once the Union Station upgrades are complete, they will provide "faster transit through the hub and an improved experi- ence for the travelling public," says Reynolds. ere will also be a new underground PATH connection and a second subway platform. A successfully completed Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) project is the six-station, 8.6-kilometre extension of the Line 1 subway that reaches up to the City of Vaughan in York Region, north of Toronto. For that project, the province provided $974 million through the Move Ontario Trust and the federal government committed $697 million, while the City of To- ronto and York Region contributed $904 mil- lion and $604 million respectively. One major project currently under construction is the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT). Begun in 2013 and expected to be complete in 2021, the Crosstown is a design-build-finance- maintain (DBFM) P3 valued at $9.1 billion. It's "Ontario's first large-scale public Infrastructure project that requires the developer to ensure local communities and historically disadvantaged and equity-seeking groups directly benefit from the in- vestment," says Anne Marie Aikins, Senior Man- ager, Media at Metrolinx. e Crosstown's 19-ki- lometre light rail transit line will run in dedicated "When you look at what is being done all over North America, Toronto is one of the most exciting jurisdictions to look at in terms of the potential for transit infrastructure." - Sharon Vogel; Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP

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