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Stephen Furlan

TITLE

Partner
Practice Group Leader, Business Law

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Financial Services
Infrastructure
Projects
Secured Lending & Project Finance

OFFICE

Toronto

DIRECT LINE

416-601-7708

E-MAIL

sfurlan@mccarthy.ca

V-CARD

LAW SCHOOL

University of Toronto

BAR ADMISSION

Ontario, 1994




Biography

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Stephen Furlan* is a partner in the Toronto office and National Practice Group Leader of our Business Law group. He carries on a practice focused on project finance and secured lending.

Mr. Furlan regularly advises lenders with respect to project financing transactions. He has acted as lead counsel for lenders on the project financing of power projects and public private partnership infrastructure financings.

Mr. Furlan is listed in the current editions of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and in Chambers Canada as a leading lawyer in the area of project finance. He is listed in the International Financial Law Review 1000 as a leading lawyer in the area of project finance, and in The Legal 500 - Canada as a leading lawyer in the area of banking and finance. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of project finance and capital markets in Who's Who Legal: Canada. He is also listed the Guide to the World’s Leading Project Finance Lawyers, and in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the areas of banking and finance, energy regulatory and project finance law. He was also named one of the "Top 40 under 40" lawyers in Canada in 2006 and is listed in the most recent edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the area of energy, project finance, and banking and financial institutions.

Representative transactions include:

  • lead counsel for the lenders in a C$102.7 million financing for the construction and operation of a 36 megawatt bioenergy generation facility for Conifex Timber in Mackenzie, British Columbia;
  • lead counsel for a syndicate of lenders on a $300 million credit facility to Canada’s largest public construction and infrastructure development company;
  • lead counsel to the syndicate of lenders on a $540 million project financing of a 260 megawatt gas fired power generating station in Western Canada;
  • lead counsel for the developer on a $170 million public private project financing and development of a bridge over the McKenzie River in the Northwest Territories;
  • financing counsel to largest telecom company in the Caribbean in connection with their project financing of Jamaican telecom assets;
  • lead counsel for the syndicate of senior lenders on a $450 million loan to a cogeneration project;
  • lead counsel for the syndicate of lenders placing a $1.6 billion loan to one of Canada’s largest agribusinesses;
  • lead counsel for the syndicate of lenders on an exit financing for a leading North American bathroom fixture and spa manufacturer;
  • lead counsel for the syndicate of lenders on a $300 million project financing of Canada’s largest wind farm; and
  • lead counsel for a syndicate of lenders on two separate hospital expansion projects sponsored by Infrastructure Ontario.

* denotes Law Corporation

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