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McCarthy Tétrault's Infrastructure Group is a recognised leader in Canada, advising on infrastructure, procurement, construction, project finance and development. In the last few years, we have acted on many of Canada's most significant infrastructure transactions and projects, on behalf of a wide variety of interests both in North America and abroad. In 2011, Infrastructure Journal's league tables ranked us as Canada's foremost firm, and one of the Americas' top four firms, to advise on infrastructure project finance transactions. We regularly advise on large and complex projects such as:

  • airports
  • casinos
  • correctional facilities
  • courthouses
  • health-care and long-term care centres
  • highways
  • hospitals
  • light rail systems
  • power projects
  • recreational facilities
  • schools and universities
  • stadiums
  • water and wastewater systems

We have extensive experience in all of these areas as legal advisors to governments and other project sponsors, bidding consortia, investors and lenders.

They choose us for strategic legal advice on large infrastructure transactions because:

  • We implement transactions. We know the procurement models and the design and implementation of an effective RFQ/RFP process. We know the deal and tax structures that work, and we know the allocation of risk amongst participants in these transactions. We know construction and service contracts, and we know project agreements.
  • We understand financing. We are leading advisors to borrowers and lenders on Canada's most complex infrastructure, public-private alternative procurement and infrastructure financing deals. We have forged close relationships with virtually every major bank and lending institution in Canada, as well as with leading public pension funds that have infrastructure interests, insurers and foreign lenders who commonly finance these projects.
  • We anticipate and meet your needs from beginning to end by:
    • advising on RFQ/RFP evaluation and selection process;
    • negotiating project agreements, lending agreements, construction contracts, architect agreements, service contracts and consortium agreements;
    • applying our expertise in tax, procurement, construction, government regulations, labour, real property, intellectual property and contract law to your procurement process;
    • advising you on insurance, risk management and environmental issues; and
    • when necessary, handling litigation.
  • We integrate best practices and best practitioners through our national team. Our lawyers are ranked among the best of the best in Canada and we deliver our services to projects across Canada from all of our offices. We have a superior track record in co-ordinating the many participants and contractual obligations in large public and/or private sector projects.
  • We operate nationally and internationally. Our experience spans all jurisdictions in Canada, as well as the US, Latin America, Europe, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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Marc Dorion, Q.C., Ad. E.
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