Sep 9, 2021
Osler is proud to announce that partner and Chair of our Financial Services Group, Chris Bennett, has been named “Projects & Energy Lawyer of the Year” at the Chambers Canada Awards 2021. This is the third time in four years that Osler has been recognized for our work in this area.
Chris’ practice focuses on public-private partnerships (P3), project finance, infrastructure and structured finance. He has led major transactions in a variety of industry sectors and asset classes and closed more than 50 P3 projects over his career. His experience includes a number of innovative, first-of-type P3 projects, including the first major healthcare P3 transaction in Canada to reach financial close, the first Canadian domestic monoline wrapped bank financing and the first combined bank-bond transportation project. Chris is also the only Canadian lawyer to be named as “Star Individual” for Project: PPP and Infrastructure by Chambers Canada.
The prestigious Chambers Canada awards recognize law firms and lawyers consistently ranked at the top of key practice areas and are based on the research for the 2021 Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide. The awards criteria factor in excellence in not only client service, but in overall strategic growth, and highlight outstanding achievements over the past 12 months.
The Chambers and Partners’ website provides a full list of the honorees as well as the award methodology.