Anthony Spadaro

Partner

Anthony Spadaro

Anthony Spadaro

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2009

“He is very bright and able to understand complex issues quickly, isolate the key issues and work towards a solution. Anthony already has strong experience and is on his way to being a key lawyer in Canada in his practice area.”
Client – Chambers Canada 2019

Anthony’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions with an emphasis on energy and infrastructure. He has acted as lead counsel to both acquirers and financiers on several high-profile renewable energy acquisitions and financings. He has also been involved in a variety of infrastructure transactions, having acted for project sponsors on complex public-private partnership projects in Canada and in the United States.

His clients, including Canada’s largest institutional lenders and infrastructure funds, value Anthony’s practical and business-minded advice and strong dedication to client service.

Anthony is a member of the firm’s Finance and Student Committees.

Anthony Spadaro

Partner

“He is very bright and able to understand complex issues quickly, isolate the key issues and work towards a solution. Anthony already has strong experience and is on his way to being a key lawyer in Canada in his practice area.”
Client – Chambers Canada 2019

Anthony’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions with an emphasis on energy and infrastructure. He has acted as lead counsel to both acquirers and financiers on several high-profile renewable energy acquisitions and financings. He has also been involved in a variety of infrastructure transactions, having acted for project sponsors on complex public-private partnership projects in Canada and in the United States.

His clients, including Canada’s largest institutional lenders and infrastructure funds, value Anthony’s practical and business-minded advice and strong dedication to client service.

Anthony is a member of the firm’s Finance and Student Committees.

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Morgan Stanley

Acted as Canadian counsel to Morgan Stanley in a private placement of $1 billion in fixed-to-floating-rate senior notes due 2027 (maple bonds).

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Accor Acquisition Company

Acting as Canadian counsel to Accor SA in connection with its intention, subject to market conditions, to sponsor a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), the Accor Acquisition Company (AAC), to be listed on Euronext Paris. AAC aims to raise approximately EUR 300 million. 

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Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corporation

Acted for Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corporation, a non-agent Crown corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Canada Development Investment Corporation, in connection with Air Canada's approximately $6-billion financing agreements with the Government of Canada through the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) program.

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DIF Capital Partners and Valley Fiber Limited

Acted as lead transaction counsel to DIF Capital Partners and Valley Fiber Ltd. in their investment together with Canada Infrastructure Bank in the $328-million Southern Manitoba Fibre project, which involves the construction of 2,657 kilometres of mainline fibreoptic cabling, targeting 48,500 underserved households with dedicated fibre-to-the-home.

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Axium Infrastructure Inc.

Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in its acquisition from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board of a 49% interest in an approximately 396 MW portfolio of four wind generation facilities (Summerhaven, Conestogo, Varna and Jericho) and two solar generation facilities (Sombra and Moore), all located in Ontario.

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AirBoss of America Corp.

Acted for AirBoss of America Corp. in its acquisition of the 45% minority interest in AirBoss Defense Group that it did not own from Critical Solutions Holdings, LLC.

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Fengate Capital Management

Acted for Fengate Capital Management in its acquisition (and related financing) of the Freeport Energy Center, a 260 MW natural gas-fired, combined-cycle cogeneration power plant, from Calpine Corporation.

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Aviva plc

Acted as Canadian counsel to Aviva plc in an offering of $450 million of 4.00% Tier 2 Notes (Maple Bonds) through an underwriting syndicate consisting of BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

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Axium Infrastructure Inc.

Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in connection with its equity investment in a 900 MW combined cycle natural gas power plant to be built near Edson, Alberta, known as the Cascade Power Project. This project won Project Finance International's Canadian Power Deal of the Year award for 2020.

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Axium Infrastructure Inc.

Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in its acquisition from Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. of a 50% interest in a portfolio of nine solar farms located in Ontario.

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Acquisition Finance 2021: Canada Chapter, co-author

May 26, 2021 - Chambers and Partners
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IESO Releases Contract Review Directive Report

Sept. 03, 2020 - Last fall Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines directed the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to retain an independent third party to undertake a targeted review of existing generation contracts in the province (see our November 8, 2019 bulletin). The stated...

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Moderator, IJCanada Power Conference 2020, “Market Conditions: Where do we go from here?”; Toronto, ON

Jan. 23, 2020

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Ontario to Review Existing Generation Contracts

Nov. 08, 2019 - The Ontario government recently issued an Order in Council approving the issuance of a directive to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) with a view to “identifying viable opportunities to lower electricity prices for Ontario consumers while maintaining system reliability. ” The...

Speaking Engagement
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Moderator, Canadian Power Finance Conference; Toronto, ON; Jan. 23 to 25, 2019

Jan. 23, 2019

Bulletin
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The Day the Wrappers Died…

June 26, 2015 - September 8, 2015 may go down in history as the “ day the wrappers died ” – for U.S. broker-dealers who sell foreign securities into Canada on a private placement basis, for the Canadian investors who purchase these securities and for the lawyers who advise them. On June 25, 2015, the Canadian...

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Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Project Finance

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IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Mergers and Acquisitions; Project Finance

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The Legal 500 Canada—Banking and Finance (Next Generation Partner); Energy and Natural Resources: Power (Leading Individual)

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Lexpert Special Edition: Energy

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Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure

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The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Banking and Financial Institutions; Corporate Commercial Law; Energy: Electricity; Project Finance

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Banking and Finance Law; Energy Law; Project Finance Law

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Expert Guides’ Rising Stars

Bar Admissions
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Ontario, 2009

Education
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Osgoode Hall Law School, JD, 2008
University of Toronto, BSc (Hons) (with High Distinction), 2005

“He is very bright and able to understand complex issues quickly, isolate the key issues and work towards a solution. Anthony already has strong experience and is on his way to being a key lawyer in Canada in his practice area.”
Client – Chambers Canada 2019

Anthony’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions with an emphasis on energy and infrastructure. He has acted as lead counsel to both acquirers and financiers on several high-profile renewable energy acquisitions and financings. He has also been involved in a variety of infrastructure transactions, having acted for project sponsors on complex public-private partnership projects in Canada and in the United States.

His clients, including Canada’s largest institutional lenders and infrastructure funds, value Anthony’s practical and business-minded advice and strong dedication to client service.

Anthony is a member of the firm’s Finance and Student Committees.

Morgan Stanley

Acted as Canadian counsel to Morgan Stanley in a private placement of $1 billion in fixed-to-floating-rate senior notes due 2027 (maple bonds).

Accor Acquisition Company

Acting as Canadian counsel to Accor SA in connection with its intention, subject to market conditions, to sponsor a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), the Accor Acquisition Company (AAC), to be listed on Euronext Paris. AAC aims to raise approximately EUR 300 million. 

Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corporation

Acted for Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corporation, a non-agent Crown corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Canada Development Investment Corporation, in connection with Air Canada's approximately $6-billion financing agreements with the Government of Canada through the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) program.

DIF Capital Partners and Valley Fiber Limited

Acted as lead transaction counsel to DIF Capital Partners and Valley Fiber Ltd. in their investment together with Canada Infrastructure Bank in the $328-million Southern Manitoba Fibre project, which involves the construction of 2,657 kilometres of mainline fibreoptic cabling, targeting 48,500 underserved households with dedicated fibre-to-the-home.

Axium Infrastructure Inc.

Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in its acquisition from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board of a 49% interest in an approximately 396 MW portfolio of four wind generation facilities (Summerhaven, Conestogo, Varna and Jericho) and two solar generation facilities (Sombra and Moore), all located in Ontario.

AirBoss of America Corp.

Acted for AirBoss of America Corp. in its acquisition of the 45% minority interest in AirBoss Defense Group that it did not own from Critical Solutions Holdings, LLC.

Fengate Capital Management

Acted for Fengate Capital Management in its acquisition (and related financing) of the Freeport Energy Center, a 260 MW natural gas-fired, combined-cycle cogeneration power plant, from Calpine Corporation.

Aviva plc

Acted as Canadian counsel to Aviva plc in an offering of $450 million of 4.00% Tier 2 Notes (Maple Bonds) through an underwriting syndicate consisting of BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Axium Infrastructure Inc.

Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in connection with its equity investment in a 900 MW combined cycle natural gas power plant to be built near Edson, Alberta, known as the Cascade Power Project. This project won Project Finance International's Canadian Power Deal of the Year award for 2020.

Axium Infrastructure Inc.

Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in its acquisition from Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. of a 50% interest in a portfolio of nine solar farms located in Ontario.

Article

Acquisition Finance 2021: Canada Chapter, co-author

May 26, 2021 - Chambers and Partners
Read the article.

Bulletin

IESO Releases Contract Review Directive Report

Sept. 03, 2020 - Last fall Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines directed the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to retain an independent third party to undertake a targeted review of existing generation contracts in the province (see our November 8, 2019 bulletin). The stated...

Speaking Engagement

Moderator, IJCanada Power Conference 2020, “Market Conditions: Where do we go from here?”; Toronto, ON

Jan. 23, 2020

Bulletin

Ontario to Review Existing Generation Contracts

Nov. 08, 2019 - The Ontario government recently issued an Order in Council approving the issuance of a directive to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) with a view to “identifying viable opportunities to lower electricity prices for Ontario consumers while maintaining system reliability. ” The...

Speaking Engagement

Moderator, Canadian Power Finance Conference; Toronto, ON; Jan. 23 to 25, 2019

Jan. 23, 2019

Bulletin

The Day the Wrappers Died…

June 26, 2015 - September 8, 2015 may go down in history as the “ day the wrappers died ” – for U.S. broker-dealers who sell foreign securities into Canada on a private placement basis, for the Canadian investors who purchase these securities and for the lawyers who advise them. On June 25, 2015, the Canadian...

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Project Finance

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Mergers and Acquisitions; Project Finance

The Legal 500 Canada—Banking and Finance (Next Generation Partner); Energy and Natural Resources: Power (Leading Individual)

Lexpert Special Edition: Energy

Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Banking and Financial Institutions; Corporate Commercial Law; Energy: Electricity; Project Finance

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Banking and Finance Law; Energy Law; Project Finance Law

Expert Guides’ Rising Stars

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2009

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, JD, 2008
University of Toronto, BSc (Hons) (with High Distinction), 2005