Industry

Infrastructure

Our Infrastructure Group comprises a team of practitioners with a broad range of specializations.

From roads, railways and airports to public transit, utilities, hospitals and safe drinking water, the infrastructure sector plays a critical role in the functioning of Canadian society and is vital to the broader economic health of the country.

As the need for new and replacement municipal, provincial and federal infrastructure intensifies, the public and private partnership (P3) model is being used more frequently. Public and private infrastructure projects, including P3s and alternative financing and procurement (AFP) structures, are key drivers in the continued growth of the nation’s economy.

These projects are often complex, with lengthy lifecycles and the potential for myriad setbacks.

How we can help

At Osler, our Infrastructure Group comprises a team of practitioners with a broad range of specializations, including several professional engineers. We have guided domestic and international clients — including private companies, funders, governments and other public organizations — through every stage of the lifecycle of infrastructure projects of all sizes. You can rely on our highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team to help you navigate all aspects of the process, from the initial RFP to financing arrangements, assessments and permits, and project completion.

We know how important it is for your project to be completed on budget and on time. If your project runs into problems, our dispute resolution experts can help get you back on track. Our sophisticated group of infrastructure litigators work as a cohesive unit alongside our front-end construction and infrastructure teams on project finance, public-private partnerships (P3) developments and more, providing a unique level of insight into the dispute resolution process.

Key Contacts

Chris Bennett

Partner, Financial Services, Toronto

Danna Donald

Partner, Project Finance, Toronto

Tobor Emakpor

Partner, Commercial, Toronto

Rocco Sebastiano

Partner, Commercial, Toronto


Representative Work


Latest Insights

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  • Webinar May 2, 2024

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Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Projects: PPP & Infrastructure (Band 1)
    • Sources say that “Osler’s lawyers are highly skilled, very responsive and generally great folks to work with.”
    • Others sources appreciate the groups “good understanding of their clients’ unique concerns and issues.”
  • Lexpert: The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Project Finance (Toronto, Ontario; Calgary, Alberta)
  • Legal 500: Osler recognized in Infrastructure and Projects
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized in Project Finance (Tier 1); Project Development: Infrastructure

In the Media

  • Osler News Apr 3, 2024

    Osler partners Janice Buckingham and Andrea Whyte appointed as King’s Counsel

    Calgary-based partners Janice Buckingham, the former co-lead of the Energy Practice and Andrea Whyte, of the Corporate Group, have been appointed as K...

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  • Osler News Jan 22, 2024

    Osler ranked #1 Canadian legal advisor in Infralogic FY23 rankings and trend report

    Osler ranked #1 Canadian legal advisor in Infralogic FY23 rankings and trend report

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  • Osler News Nov 20, 2023

    Infralogic ranks Osler top legal advisor by deal value for 2022–2023 YTD

    Osler is very pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized as the top legal advisor in Canada in Infralogic’s 2022–2023 year-to-date rankings...

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  • Osler News Mar 20, 2023

    Vivek Warrier joins Osler’s Energy group in Calgary as a partner

    Osler welcomes new partner Vivek Warrier to the firm’s Energy group in Calgary.

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