DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Projects Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for Enjoys a well-established reputation as a go-to firm for key projects in Canada. Particularly well known for its sponsor-side work. Highlighted for its experience within the transportation sector, including rapid transit and bridge projects. The team also stands out for its international experience and work for project companies on post-closing issues. Possesses a broad base of experience covering PPP, PFI and infrastructure financing transactions across a range of sectors including thermal and renewable power, oil and gas, water and other commodities.

Strengths The firm "brings expertise and understands owners, processes and project agreements," comment interviewees.

Work highlights Represented EllisDon in connection with its bid for the Union Station enhancement project.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Burton
frequently represents clients from the infrastructure, finance and construction spaces across all aspects of PPP development. Active on mandates covering project bids and development, sources enthuse that "he gets to grip with the brief and always tries to understand the issues."

Elizabeth Mayer
is considered by sources to be a "really strong lawyer on very complex files."She advises public authorities, bidders and contractors on matters throughout the PPP process including procurement and risk profiling.

Ian Bendell
co-chairs the firm's projects, energy and infrastructure group. He holds a wealth of experience representing authorities, project companies and financiers across a range of international jurisdictions. Sources comment: "His technical abilities are exemplary, as are his negotiating skills."