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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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26 LEXPERT | 2018 | WWW.LEXPERT.CA Macaulay, David J. Bennett Jones LLP (403) 298-3479 macaulayd@bennettjones.com Mr. Macaulay represents domestic and international developers of commercial energy projects, with an emphasis on structuring power, pipeline, oil & gas, storage and other infrastructure projects. Lyons, Catherine A. Goodmans LLP (416) 597-4183 clyons@goodmans.ca Ms. Lyons counsels private and public-sector clients in planning and environ- mental law and social licence matters. Her practice includes infrastructure finance and cost-sharing agreements and associated environmental assessment approvals. Little, David W. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (604) 631-3180 dlittle@fasken.com Mr. Little is a partner with a focus on construction and infrastructure pro- jects, procurement, public-private partnerships, alternative service delivery and other developments. He has extensive experience with major facilities and transportation, energy and other projects. He is a member of the Public Private Partnership Task Force, Public Sector Accounting Board, and CPA Institute of Canada. Lissoir, Pierre Gowling WLG (514) 392-9543 pierre.lissoir@gowlingwlg.com Mr. Lissoir focuses on energy and mining transactions, public and private cor- porate matters, project financing, take-overs, and M&A. Through his secur- ities law practice, he has participated actively in corporate and governmental offerings. His practice also involves dealing with and securing approval from the Competition Bureau, Investment Canada and other regulatory agencies. Lissoir, Luc Gowling WLG (514) 392-9571 luc.lissoir@gowlingwlg.com Mr. Lissoir focuses on P3 and alternate mode infrastructure projects, project financing, PE, M&A and Corporate Finance. He acts for authorities, consortiums, developers and lenders on infrastructure matters and major pension funds and asset managers on fund formation, investments in Canada and internationally as well as infrastructure asset portfolio and platform transactions. Lewis, Mark V. Bennett Jones LLP (604) 891-7500 lewismv@bennettjones.com Mr. Lewis's experience includes the acquisition, financing and development of lands for transportation (rail, marine, air and truck) and other public infrastructure purposes, education facilities, seniors housing properties and all-season resorts on government-tenured lands. He has extensive experience structuring co-ownership, joint venture and partnership relationships for real estate projects. LEXPERT-RANKED LAWYERS THE UNCERTAINTIES SURROUNDING Brexit are too many to number, including that the terms of the withdrawal agreement are not likely be known until late 2018. ere is a risk that the agreement may not be ratified by all sides, let alone have time for a tran- sition period. According to a Guardian article, "Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal would inflict sig- nificant economic pain across Europe, leaving the region without any winners, the International Monetary Fund has warned." Indeed, while developments are changing daily, the prospects of the UK "crashing out" and the EU standing firm are widely touted. Brexit, stay or go, will be analyzed for years to come. In the meantime, Canadian lawyers dealing with pro- curement and Infrastructure, including the P3 model, are paying close attention to impacts on their global sec- tor. For those lawyers working on projects in Canada, attention needs to be paid to Ontario also. Premier Doug Ford was elected in that province on a platform of change, cost-cutting and finding finan- cial efficiencies. ere are reports that his policy staff are taking a hard look at Ontario's Auditor General 2014 Annual Report, including the part that is critical AS STEADY AS POSSIBLE By Jean Cumming MORE UNCERTAINTY PHOTO: JOHN CAMPION

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