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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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14 LEXPERT | 2019 | WWW.LEXPERT.CA Grenier, Pierre Dentons Canada LLP (514) 878-8856 pierre.grenier@dentons.com Mr. Grenier is a partner in Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters as well as the construction, energy and real estate sectors. He represents owners and developers, general and specialized contractors, equipment manufacturers and franchisors, financial institutions, industrial corporations and investors. Green, Bram J. Goodmans LLP (416) 597-4153 bgreen@goodmans.ca Mr. Green's commercial real estate practice focuses on acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, secured lending, hospitality, public/private projects and renewable energy generation projects. He is assisting Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation in the modernization of its land-based casino gaming. Gordon, Carolena Clyde & Co Canada LLP (514) 764-3664 carolena.gordon@clydeco.ca Ms. Gordon advises construction firms, construction professionals and their insurers in infrastructure projects. A creative and commercially minded problem-solver with extensive trial experience, she is known for her expertise in early mediation and negotiation in complex and multi-party litigation. Over 26 years, she has built a strong reputation as a strategic thinker in dispute resolution. Glaholt, Duncan W. Glaholt LLP (416) 368-8280 dwg@glaholt.com Mr. Glaholt, CArb, is one of Canada's most highly recommended construction lawyers, with experience in energy, infrastructure and mining projects. He is a fellow of the CCCL, ACCL and IACL, and author of leading titles on construction law and ADR. Gilmour, Bradley S. Bennett Jones LLP (403) 298-3382 gilmourb@bennettjones.com Mr. Gilmour's practice focuses on regulatory, energy, environmental and Aboriginal law. He advises on regulatory and environmental approvals, release and incident reporting, contaminated sites and environmental investigations and prosecutions on a range of energy, chemical, petrochemical, natural resource, renewables and other industry types. Gilbert, Geoffrey G. Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP (613) 780-3764 geoffrey.gilbert@nortonrosefulbright.com Mr. Gilbert practises in the area of project finance, with an emphasis on public- private partnerships and infrastructure transactions. He regularly advises public authorities, private-sector participants and lenders, among others, on large and innovative projects in Canada. He has been particularly active in the LRT space. LEXPERT-RANKED LAWYERS "lots of confidence on the part of the international market," says Romoff. is includes building in- frastructure through public-private partnerships (P3s), of which transportation and healthcare fa- cilities account for the vast majority of P3 builds in Canada, he says. "ere's been a robust interest in Canadian in- frastructure for a long time," says Ilan Dunsky, a Montréal-based partner in Dentons Canada LLP's global Transportation and Infrastructure practice. Over the past few years he has seen an increasing amount of Canadian entrance into the market; internationally, Spanish companies have been in- volved for a long time, as well as German, Ameri- can and British, among others, who invest as devel- opers of a project. More new foreign investors may be coming into the Canadian market because of the shi in the types of projects that are being undertaken in Canada, Dunsky adds, with the market shiing away recently from facilities and roads to transpor- tation and transit projects, bringing in a variety of players who are experts in transportation and tran- sit. Many companies are ahead of Canada in their use of concession agreements in P3s, for example, having been involved in these projects in many countries around the world, and have expertise in operating transit systems. "P3 is a vibrant market," agrees Mark Bain, a partner in Torys LLP in Toronto who specializes in infrastructure and project finance. "We've seen the entire world land on the Canadian doorstep to get a piece of that market." Canada currently has 286 P3 projects in op- eration or under construction valued at approxi- mately $140 billion, he notes. Many of Canada's infrastructure projects only proceed via a govern- ment sponsor, and governments have an enor- mous appetite for more and more infrastructure in Canada, says Bain; that runs across all political parties. "More and better infrastructure is a great "IT'S TYPICAL THAT THE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE ENGAGED IN PROVIDING LONG-TERM DEBT FOR THESE PROJECTS … WHILE LONG-TERM FINANCING IS ALSO MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS, PRIVATE EQUITY AND SO ON." Mark Romoff; CEO, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships

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