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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Related Expertise

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
  • Canada Infrastructure Bank

    Canada Infrastructure Bank in its $407.5 million loan to create additional irrigable acres in Alberta

  • Kineticor Resource Corp.

    Kineticor Resource Corp. in the development and financing of the $1.5 billion Cascade Power Project

  • St. John's Mental Health Facility

    Marco/Cahill Mental Health Partnership in Plenary-led consortium’s DBFM contract for the New Adult Mental Health and Addictions Facility in St. John’s, NL

  • Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project

    A syndicate of lenders in connection with the $1.9 billion Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project

  • CIBC

    CIBC as lender in Arjun Infrastructure Partners’ acquisition of ONroute Service Centres

  • Meridiam Infrastructure North America Corporation

    Meridiam SAS in its acquisition of a 50% stake in Northeast Anthony Henday Highway Concession from ACS and Hochtief Solutions

  • Mobilinx Hurontario General Partnership

    Mobilinx Hurontario General Partnership as a successful proponent for the $4.6 billion Hurontario LRT project

  • Henvey Inlet Wind LP

    Henvey Inlet Wind LP in the $1 billion financing and construction of the Henvey Inlet Wind Farm

  • BMO Capital Markets and TD Securities

    BMO Capital Markets and TD Securities in the acquisition of Aecon Group Inc. by the CCCC International Holding Limited for $1.51 billion

  • TC Energy

    TC Energy 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.

  • Acting for various funders

    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.

  • Credit Valley Hospital

    Acting for the funders on the: Credit Valley Hospital AFP Project in Ontario; Women’s College Hospital AFP Project in Ontario; Ontario Provincial Police AFP Project in Ontario.

  • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

    Atomic Energy of Canada Limited on the: Gentilly 2 nuclear generating station in Québec; Bruce Power Nuclear Generating Station units 1 and 2 in Ontario; Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station in New Brunswick; Pickering A Nuclear Generating Station in Ontario; Dalhousie Wind Farm in Nova Scotia; Pattern Energy Wind Farm in Manitoba; and Northland Power Wind Farm in Québec.

  • Ontario Power Authority (now IESO)

    Ontario Power Authority (now IESO) on the: Ontario Feed in Tariff Program in Ontario; Goreway Station Project in Ontario;Portlands Energy Centre in Ontario; and Halton Hills Generating Station in Ontario.

  • Pan/Parapan American Games Aquatic Centre

    Acting for a shortlisted proponent on the Pan/Parapan American Games Aquatic Centre AFP project in Ontario.

  • Concert Infrastructure Ltd

    Concert Infrastructure Purchase of Majority Interest in Iqaluit Airport

  • Ontario Clean Water Agency

    Ontario Clean Water Agency in a claim for construction deficiencies and delay in the construction of the South Maple Water Reservoir in the Regional Municipality of York.

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  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Projects: PPP & Infrastructure

    • 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; Project Development