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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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32 LEXPERT | 2018 | WWW.LEXPERT.CA Paura, C. Mario Stikeman Elliott LLP (416) 869-5638 mpaura@stikeman.com Mr. Paura is Head of the Toronto Real Estate Group and Co-Head of the Na- tional Group specialising in commercial real estate and leasing, financing and M&A for private and public companies and REITs. He advises on privatization of public real estate companies, capital market transactions, purchases and divestitures of businesses by way of share and asset purchases, partnerships and joint ventures. Parappally, Justin Stikeman Elliott LLP (416) 869-5591 jparappally@stikeman.com Mr. Parappally is a partner in the Banking & Finance Group at the Toronto office. He has expertise in acquisition financing, gold streaming transactions, mining debt finance, project finance, debtor-in-possession financing, and asset-based lending transactions. He acts for financial institutions, non-bank lenders and borrowers in domestic, cross-border, and international banking transactions. Palm, W. Ian Gowling WLG (416) 369-7332 ian.palm@gowlingwlg.com Mr. Palm advises on capital markets and M&A transactions and fund forma- tion mandates focusing on energy, infrastructure and technology sectors. His Canadian and international clients include pension funds and PE and infrastructure funds and investors. Ouimet, François H. Stikeman Elliott LLP (514) 397-3057 fouimet@stikeman.com Mr. Ouimet's corporate, real estate, and private and institutional financing practice includes experience with P3s and infrastructure projects, capitalizations, syndications, commercial contracts, leasing, securities and securitizations. Osler, William S. Bennett Jones LLP (403) 298-3426 oslerw@bennettjones.com Mr. Osler's practice includes securities law and M&A, commercial trans- actions and corporate governance, with a particular focus on the energy sector. He has significant experience in IPOs and other public offerings for issuers and underwriters, as well as Canadian and international take-over bids and plans of arrangement, corporate reorganizations, divestitures, joint ventures and partnerships. O'Leary, Dean A. Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP (604) 661-9316 doleary@farris.com Mr. O'Leary's practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on energy and infrastructure matters. He regularly advises public utilities on a range of issues, including power supply arrangements and capital expenditure projects. He also advises government and private indus- try clients on public-private partnerships, land use, expropriation and other real property matters. LEXPERT-RANKED LAWYERS CDPQ INFRA COMPLETES STRUCTURING AND PROCUREMENT OF REM PROJECT CDPQ Infra Inc., a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, announced on April 12, 2018, that construction of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) project, an automated light- rail transportation system in the greater Montréal area, has officially started. e project comprises 67 kilometres of railway and 26 stations and, once complete, will be one of the largest automated transportation system in the world. For the greater Montréal area, the REM also represents the largest public transportation infra- structure since the Métro was inaugurated in 1966. Instead of a standard P3 project, where a pri- BIG DEALS BIG DEALS PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK

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