Dale brings a practical, solutions-based approach to clients’ commercial transactions. Clients appreciate his incisive assessment and ability to balance competing considerations when he advises on their deals.
Named a 2014 Lexpert Rising Star, Dale has gained the trust of clients – including private equity firms and their operating companies, and federal and provincial government departments and agencies – who rely on his ability to explain complex concepts simply and succinctly. Clients turn to Dale for his expertise in guiding them through the development and structuring of novel commercial arrangements.
Dale has extensive experience across diverse industries, including gambling, technology, nuclear, aerospace, pulp and paper, and manufacturing.
He is a member of the Student Committee in our Toronto office and of our Diversity and Inclusion Committee, as well as being a mentor to several students and associates.
Viking Air Limited
Acted for Viking Air Limited in connection with its acquisition of the worldwide amphibious aircraft (CL-415 waterbomber) program from Bombardier, including the Type Certificates (manufacturing rights) for all variants of the waterbomber aircraft, and the after-market product support business.
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.
Acted for Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. in connection with its sale of Matrix series projector product lines to Rockwell Collins and related commercial arrangements.
Government of Canada
Acted for the Government of Canada in connection with the restructuring of the Nuclear Laboratories division of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (a federal Crown corporation), including (i) the structuring and development of a competitive procurement process for a private sector contractor that will be responsible for the management and operation of AECL's sites, facilities and assets and the performance of AECL's nuclear decommissioning and waste management responsibilities, operating under a government-owned, contractor-operated (GoCo) model, and (ii) the drafting of the principal procurement and transaction documents, including the Request for Proposal and the management and operating agreements.
Forest Resources LLC
Acted for Atlas Holdings LLC and Forest Resources LLC in connection with the sale of their Canadian operations, consisting of CanamPac, Boehmer Box, and Strathcona Paper, to Rosmar Litho, a subsidiary of PaperWorks.
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Advised Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) in connection with the negotiation of the arrangements with the primary service provider for OLG's Internet gaming business, PlayOLG.ca.
Westerkirk Capital Inc.
Acted for Westerkirk Capital Inc. in its acquisition of Vista Broadcast Group Inc., the parent company of Vista Radio Ltd. which holds 38 broadcast licences serving 50 communities throughout British Columbia, Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
407 East Development Group (SNC-Lavalin Inc. and Cintra Infraestructuras S.A.U.)
Acted for 407 East Development Group, a partnership formed by SNC-Lavalin Inc. and Cintra Infraestructuras S.A.U., in its winning bid for a 33.6-year DBFOM contract for the easterly extension of Highway 407 in Ontario and establishment of bank and short and long-term bond facilities for the financing of the project.
DRI Capital Inc.
Acted for DRI Capital Inc., the manager of a private investment fund, in connection with the acquisition of certain royalty rights from NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Meridiam Infrastructure, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Transfield Services Ltd.
Acted for the Miami Access Tunnel consortium, comprised of Meridiam Infrastructure, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Transfield Services Ltd. for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the US$1.3 billion greenfield Port of Miami Tunnel project. Davies also acted as lead counsel for the consortium on the financing of the Project, with the senior debt financing of US$340 million being provided through a club of 10 international banks and the subordinated debt financing of US$341 million being provided as a 35-year fixed rate loan by the United States Department of Transportation under the federal TIFIA (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998) program. This project was awarded the 2009 Global PPP Deal of the Year by Project Finance magazine and the 2009 Americas PPP Deal of the Year by each of Project Finance International and Project Finance magazine.
Atlas Holdings LLC
Acted for Atlas Holdings LLC in connection with its acquisition, together with Blue Wolf Capital Management, of a pulp mill in Pictou, Nova Scotia from Neenah Paper, Inc.