Project Finance

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Osler has extensive experience advising clients in all industry sectors on project development and finance matters.

This involvement in an ongoing flow of projects and exposure to the challenges unique to project finance, in particular determining the optimal finance structure, allows us to help satisfy the borrowers financing needs while adequately protecting the lenders.

We have advised on all aspects of project financing, including:

  • Bank, bond, equity, subordinated debt and mezzanine financing including complex combined financing;
  • Capital market platforms and bridge financings;
  • Assisting in developing the financing structure and bid packages;
  • Negotiation and drafting of project finance documentation;
  • Project contract review, risk assessment, risk matrix analysis, and other due diligence;
  • Securities issues and documentation in connection with bond, private note and equity issues;
  • Cross-border issues in connection with issues to foreign lenders and investors;
  • Direct agreements between lenders and project participants; and
  • Assisting in structuring, presentation and responding to rating agencies.


Chris Bennett

Partner, Financial Services


Rocco Sebastiano

Partner, Commercial


Danna Donald

Partner, Project Finance


  • BluEarth Renewables Inc.

    BluEarth Renewables in its non-recourse debt financing

  • Potentia Renewables Inc.

    Potentia Renewables in five unique, long term, non-recourse project financings

  • Canada Infrastructure Bank

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

  • Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project

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

  • Greengate Power Corporation

    Greengate Power Corporation in its agreement with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners to develop Travers Solar – Canada’s largest operating solar energy project

  • Greengate Power Corporation

    Greengate Power Corporation in its $100 million strategic co-development partnership with Fengate Real Asset Investments

  • Henvey Inlet Wind LP

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

  • BluEarth Renewables Inc.

    BluEarth Renewables Inc. in connection with the project financing by National Bank of Canada of a 15MW run-of-river hydro project located near Squamish, British Columbia, being developed by Culliton Creek Power Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of BluEarth Renewables Inc.

  • South West Calgary Ring Road P3 Project

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

  • Canadian Natural Resources Limited

    Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Canadian Natural Upgrading Limited and Canadian Natural Resources, in matters relating to the bridge financing and project financing of the North West Redwater refinery project in Alberta, including a syndicated revolving credit facility, bond issuance and subordinated debt facilities.

  • Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal

    Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (the agents), in $148.5 million offering of debentures by Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)

  • BluEarth Renewables Inc.

    BluEarth in its non-recourse construction and term debt financing for the 15 MW Culliton Creek Hydro Project

  • Bank of Montreal and the Toronto Dominion Bank

    Bank of Montreal and the Toronto Dominion Bank (the senior lenders on the project) in the financing of the Moncton Event Centre

  • The Toronto-Dominion Bank, Alberta Treasury Branches and Business Development Canada

    The senior lenders in the financing of the City of Calgary Composting Facility P3 Project

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  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Projects: PPP & Infrastructure and Project Finance (Band 1)
    • "The team is one of the acknowledged leaders in the PPP space. The fact that they are consistently engaged on almost every PPP transaction means that they have up-to-date knowledge of the relevant issues from all aspects of a PPP transaction."
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Project Finance and Projects: PPP & Infrastructure
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Project Finance (Calgary, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario)
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Project Finance
  • Legal 500: Recognized in Infrastructure and Projects
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized in Project Finance; Project Development; Canada Team of the Year (Project Finance) 2021