Infrastructure

Landmark infrastructure projects take foresight and discipline, along with the will – and the creativity – to find new ways to address challenging obstacles. That’s what our team delivers – time and again.

On significant public-private partnership (PPP) projects across Canada and the U.S., we bring the necessary skills and experience to guide complex agreements successfully to financial close. From water supply and treatment projects in the U.S. to nearly all of Canada’s light rail transit ventures, we have unparalleled experience delivering PPP firsts. Public and private sector clients count on us to help them keep projects on track, meet deadlines and stay within budget.

Cutting edge public infrastructure deals call for sophisticated expertise across a range of legal disciplines. We build the ideal team for each project, drawing on our deep talent in corporate, capital markets, project finance, commercial real estate, environmental, tax, and mergers and acquisitions.

Our lawyers deftly handle the unique issues that arise when governments and private sector investors join forces, navigating the complexities of various partnership structures and financing platforms. On virtually every type of project – from bridges to schools – we help achieve outstanding results for all stakeholders.

Representative Work

Tour des Canadiens 2 S.E.C., 2017

Acted for Tour des Canadiens 2 S.E.C. regarding a $150-million construction facility by a consortium of lenders for the construction financing of Tour des Canadiens 2 in Montréal, Québec. Tour des Canadiens 2 S.E.C. is a limited partnership, whose direct and indirect partners include The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, Canderel, CH Group Limited Partnership and Fonds Immobilier de Solidarité FTQ Inc.

Acciona-Led Consortium, 2017

Acted as transaction counsel for a consortium comprised of Acciona Agua S.A., Acciona Agua Internacional, S.L. and Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc., in its winning bid of $525 million for the design, build and finance of the Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant project. Davies acted as lead transaction counsel for the consortium, including in the negotiation of the project documents with the Greater Vancouver Sewerage & Drainage District, the design-build documentation with the design-build contractor and the financing agreements with the lenders.

Key Contacts

Robert T. Bauer
Robert T. Bauer

Partner

416.863.5552

Carol D. Pennycook
Carol D. Pennycook

Partner

416.863.5546

Gregory G. Southam
Gregory G. Southam

Partner

416.367.6986

Philippe Johnson
Philippe Johnson

Managing Partner

514.841.6501