Hard-working and dedicated, Will provides clients with results-driven advice. They appreciate his “practical approach” to transactions and his “efficient and effective” manner.
Client – Chambers Global 2016
Will advises developers, investors, lenders and borrowers – in Canada and the U.S. – on large infrastructure and power project development and financing, with a particular emphasis on public-private partnership procurement. He brings a commercial, goal-oriented approach to transactions and focuses on efficiently achieving successful outcomes.
Clients in the renewable energy sector value Will’s extensive knowledge of the complexities of hydroelectric, wind and solar financing. He frequently advises on the sale and purchase of renewable energy and infrastructure projects across Canada, and has extensive experience in negotiating a wide variety of related development contracts.
EllisDon Infrastructure STV RER Inc.
Acted for EllisDon Infrastructure STV RER Inc. in its successful $254.5-million contract to design, build and finance the Stouffville Corridor Stations Improvement Project, in support of the Province of Ontario's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. The project includes upgrades to tracks, platforms, new pedestrian connections and amenities at the Milken, Agincourt and Unionville GO stations along the Stouffville Corridor.
CBCP Limited Partnership
Acted as lead transaction counsel for CBCP Limited Partnership in its approximately $120-million contract to design, build, finance and maintain the Corner Brook Long Term Care project in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. The new facility will include approximately 150 long-term care, palliative and rehabilitative care beds and is expected to commence operations in the spring of 2020. This project is the first significant PPP project to reach commercial close in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Corob North America, Inc.
Acted for Corob North America, Inc. in its acquisition of all the shares of Novaflow Systems Inc., a world leader in the design and manufacturing of automated dispensing and batching systems.
Plenary Health Phase 1C LP
Acted as lead transaction counsel for Plenary Health Phase 1C LP in connection with its approximately $685-million fixed-price contract to design, build, finance and maintain the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Phase 1C redevelopment project in Toronto, Ontario. The redevelopment project will see the construction of approximately 655,000 square feet of new build space contained in two modern buildings along Queen Street West in Toronto. The project is expected to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for design excellence and sustainability.
Manufacturers Life Insurance Company
Acted for the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the term project financing of the BeamLight Solar Project, a 10-MW ground-mount solar project located in Georgina, Ontario, which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program.
Manufacturers Life Insurance Company
Acted for the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with the term project financing of the Alfred Solar Project, a 10-MW ground-mount solar project located in Alfred and Plantagenet, Ontario, which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program.
Plenary Health Vaughan LP
Acted as lead transaction counsel for Plenary Health Vaughan LP in connection with its $1.3-billion fixed-price contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital in Ontario. The Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will be the first hospital to be built in the city of Vaughan, and the first new hospital to be built in the York Region in the last 30 years. It will also be the first hospital in Canada to feature fully integrated "smart" technology to maximize information exchange.
Plenary Infrastructure Calgary LP
Acted as lead transaction counsel for Plenary Infrastructure Calgary LP in its winning bid for the design, build, finance and maintenance of the City of Calgary's $174-million Stoney CNG Bus Storage and Transit Facility.
Plenary Roads Winnipeg Transitway LP
Acted as lead transaction counsel for Plenary Roads Winnipeg Transitway LP in its winning bid for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the City of Winnipeg's $467 million Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) and Pembina Highway Underpass Project.
TransEd Partners consortium
Acted for the TransEd Partners consortium, comprised of Fengate Capital Management Ltd., Bechtel Development Company, Inc., EllisDon Capital Inc. and Bombardier Transportation Canada Inc., in its winning bid in excess of $1.8 billion for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the City of Edmonton's Valley Line Light Rail Transit Project, which is the city's first public-private partnership project. The Valley Line is the largest single infrastructure project in Edmonton's history. Davies acted as lead transaction counsel for the consortium, including in the negotiation of the project documents with the City of Edmonton, the design-build documentation with the design-build contractor (which includes vehicles on this project), the operation and maintenance documentation with the O&M contractor and the financing agreements with the lenders, as well as the shareholder arrangements between the equity investors. The financing included $394-million senior long-term amortizing bonds with final maturity date of September 30, 2050 and a $200-million senior construction period credit facility.