Farris LLP

Energy, Projects, Environmental & Aboriginal Law Department

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What the team is known for Well-established regional firm that is well known for its representation of lenders to proponents and consortiums on projects across the country. Also acts for authorities on the issuance of high-profile projects in British Columbia. Regularly advises on key projects in the transportation sector, and demonstrates additional expertise in social infrastructure developments. Advises on the procurement, financing and implementation of PPPs, as well as overseeing debt financing transactions for cogeneration and hydroelectric plants for both issuers and purchasers.

Strengths Its strength in Western Canada is described by a market source as "excellent."

Work highlights Acted as lender's counsel to EllisDon with regard to the Stoufville Corridor project providing infrastructure upgrades to three GO stations.

Notable practitioners

Maria McKenzie is described as having "good knowledge of market precedents and an understanding of what the lender hot buttons are." She acts for public authorities, private clients and lenders on PPP and other alternative financing transactions, project financings and broader corporate and commercial advice.

Michael Allen advises clients in a range of sectors including telecommunications, mining, forestry and energy, co-ordinating cross-border project financing transactions for borrowers and lenders alike.