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Lexpert Special Edition on Infrastructure 2019

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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WWW.LEXPERT.CA | 2019 | LEXPERT 13 LEXPERT-RANKED LAWYERS some of the financing and maintaining the assets," says Romoff. While the project agreement may last 30 years, the infrastructure itself is usually de- signed to live for much longer. A major infrastructure project is the Gordie Howe International Bridge, which is currently un- der construction, and the only binational project that Canada has at present. at bridge is project- ed to have a lifespan of 125 years and cost $5.7 bil- lion to design, build, operate and maintain over 30 years. Healthcare facilities such as hospitals may have a shorter lifespan, "but the financing and the project agreements themselves are designed to last for around 30 to 35 years," he says. Investing in Canadian infrastructure ere continues to be a strong appetite to invest in Canada, and there's no shortage of capital, but investors naturally look for stable long-term re- turns. Canada has developed a good track record for investing in infrastructure, which has created Gangbar, Leonard A. Bennett Jones LLP (416) 777-7478 gangbarl@bennettjones.com Mr. Gangbar is one of Toronto's most experienced development lawyers, acting for many of Canada's most prominent developers in the mixed-use space. He and his team of highly skilled lawyers are routinely engaged to structure some of the most complex, high rise mixed-use developments in the City, having acted on upwards of 30,000 units in the mixed-use space. Friend, QC, Anthony L. Bennett Jones LLP (403) 298-3182 frienda@bennettjones.com Mr. Friend's practice areas include commercial and construction litigation and arbitration, assessment and taxation of privately held infrastructure, and corporate arrangements and restructuring. He has acted in over 85 corporate arrangements and restructurings. Fransen, Aaron Stikeman Elliott LLP (416) 869-5231 afransen@stikeman.com Mr. Fransen is a partner in the Corporate Group and the Project Development & Finance Group. His practice focuses on project finance of infrastructure and energy projects in the bond and bank markets. He represents corporate clients in M&A and other strategic transactions. His clients include banks, government entities, resource companies, media and telecom companies, and private- equity firms. Foxcroft, Simon R. Bennett Jones LLP (780) 945-4756 foxcrofts@bennettjones.com Mr. Foxcroft regularly advises clients on construction-related matters and has been involved in a variety of construction projects including: gas plants; pipelines; power generation facilities; tank farms; food production plants; transloading facilities; light rail lines; coal mine infrastructure; an activated carbon plant; and various electrical distribution and transmission facilities. Fews, Stefan Stikeman Elliott LLP (514) 397-6493 sfews@stikeman.com Mr. Fews is a partner in the Corporate and Real Estate Groups. His practice focuses on commercial real estate, secured financing and JVs. He acts for pension funds and institutional investors in negotiating and structuring partnerships and other entities for real estate transactions in Canada and abroad. Ferris, QC, FCIArb, Craig A.B. Lawson Lundell LLP (604) 631-9197 cferris@lawsonlundell.com Mr. Ferris acts for local, national and international mining, transportation, construction, power generation and other infrastructure clients in a variety of disputes including those related to public/private partnership agreements, transactions and joint ventures. He has appeared at all levels of BC courts, the Supreme Court of Canada and in private arbitration, both domestic and international.

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