Infrastructure

Overview

Osler’s Infrastructure Group has advised on many of the most interesting and complex private and public infrastructure projects – utilizing both traditional and P3/AFP delivery models – in various industries including power, transit, airports, social infrastructure, roads, bridges, ports, entertainment, LNG, oil and gas and mining.

Our clients trust us with their infrastructure projects for many reasons:

  • Breadth and Depth of Experience. Osler has a highly-skilled, multi-disciplined infrastructure team. We incorporate international project experience and deep industry expertise to guide clients through the lifecycle of an infrastructure project. Some of our lawyers are practising professional engineers who bring technical know-how to bear on infrastructure matters.
  • Understanding Client Needs. We combine legal and project management skills with an understanding of the commercial pressures under which our clients operate. Regardless of infrastructure project size, industry or jurisdiction, we understand project issues, anticipate problems and offer practical and customized solutions to our clients.
  • Litigation Expertise. Osler’s litigators provide litigation, mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution services on infrastructure matters. We have appeared in all levels of the courts and understand how to quickly and effectively navigate through the system to get a project back on track and to get results our clients want.
  • Seamless Client Service. We are able to call upon several other areas of practice including design/construction, project finance, public-private partnerships, power and procurement, and a full range of corporate and litigation services. We offer seamless client service from our Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Ottawa and New York offices. 

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Lorne Carson

Partner, Corporate
Calgary

Tobor Emakpor

Partner, Commercial
Toronto

Etienne Massicotte

Partner, Financial Services
Montréal

Paula Olexiuk

Partner, Energy
Calgary

Rocco Sebastiano

Partner, Commercial
Toronto

Chris Bennett

Partner, Chair of Financial Services Practice
Toronto
  • TransCanada Corporation

    TransCanada Corporation in the sale of its Ontario solar portfolio to Axium Infinity Solar LP for approximately $540 million

  • WS Atkins PLC

    WS Atkins PLC in its acquisition by SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. in a deal worth $3.6 billion

  • South West Calgary Ring Road P3 Project

    Acted for the preferred proponent for the $1.42 billion South West Calgary Ring Road P3 project

  • iCON Infrastructure

    iCON Infrastructure in its agreement to acquire Capstone Infrastructure for $480 million

  • Northeast Stoney Trail 

    Acting for the successful proponent on the: Northeast Stoney Trail P3 Project in Alberta; and Driver Examination Services Project in Ontario.

  • Highway 407 East 

    Acting for the funders on the: Highway 407 East extension AFP project in Ontario; Ontario Highway Service CentresAFP Project; Deh Cho Bridge P3 Project in the Northwest Territories; Montréal-Trudeau Airport expansion and redevelopment; and Montréal-Trudeau Airport and Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson Airport airline fuel facilities.

  • Lekki Epe Expressway and Montréal-Trudeau Airport 

    Acting for the procuring authority on the: Lekki Epe Expressway P3Project in West Africa; and Montréal-Trudeau Airport expansion and redevelopment.

  • York Consortium 2002

    York Consortium 2002 in the construction, operation and maintenance of the York Rapid Transit Project (VIVA).

  • City of Toronto

    City of Toronto on the design and construction related to the revitalization of Union Station in Toronto.

  • GO Transit 

    GO Transit in claims for alleged extra work and delay, and design and construction of an excavation support system.

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  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Business Lawyers, 2016-2017, recognized in the area of Projects: PPP & Infrastructure.
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Business Lawyers, 2012-2015, Osler recognized in the area of Projects: PPP & Infrastructure.
  • "They are very good at negotiating with commercial parties."
  • "We were pleased with the team they put together. They put thought into the skill sets that would be required."
  • The Legal 500, 2015-2016, Osler ranked in Infrastructure and Projects.              
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2016, Osler lawyers recommended in Infrastructure Law.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 1998-2016, Repeatedly recommended in the area of Project Finance Group (Toronto).
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2016, Repeatedly recommended in the area of Project Finance Group (Calgary).
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2006-2017, Osler lawyers recommended in the area of Project Finance.
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2006-2017, Osler lawyers recommended in the area of Construction Law.
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2009-2016, Osler ranked in the area of Project Finance.
  • Who’s Who Legal, 2011-2015, Osler lawyers recommended in the area of Project Finance.
  • Who’s Who Legal, 2012-2015, Osler lawyers recommended in the area of Construction.
  • The Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides, 2011-2016, Osler recommended in Construction.
  • The Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides, 2011-2016, Osler recommended in Project Finance.