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The Project Finance rankings table below has been designed to provide the most in-depth insights and reviews of the top ranked lawyers and law firms. The firms included in our rankings have been recommended by in-house counsel, other third-party experts and private practice lawyers. Our comprehensive research ensures you have all the information needed when looking to purchase legal services across Canada.

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Band 1
  1. Carol D Pennycook
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    Carol D Pennycook
    Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
    Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 1 | 24 Years Ranked
    Toronto-based Carol Pennycook acts for both borrowers and lenders on both domestic and multi-jurisdictional financing transactions.
  2. Chris Bennett
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    Chris Bennett
    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Premier PPP and infrastructure practitioner Chris Bennett offers a wealth of experience out of the firm's Toronto office, representing an enviable client list consisting of lenders, proponents and sponsors active across an array of industry sectors.
  3. Linda G Brown
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    Linda G Brown
    McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Operating out of the firm's Vancouver office, Linda Brown continues to be synonymous with the Canadian infrastructure project finance space, frequently representing proponents and lenders in navigating the bidding, procurement and financing processes related to infrastructure projects.
  4. Nicholas C Williams
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    Nicholas C Williams
    Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
    Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Toronto-based Nicholas Williams is respected for his experienced counsel on project financing mandates. He is noted for representing institutional investors, insurance companies and developers in both Canadian and US projects.
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Band 2
  1. Aaron Fransen
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    Aaron Fransen
    Stikeman Elliott LLP
    Stikeman Elliott LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 2 | 6 Years Ranked
    Toronto-based Aaron Fransen enjoys increasing acclaim for his work on energy infrastructure projects. He is additionally praised by market participants for his knowledge of projects involving indigenous communities.
  2. Brian C Kelsall
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    Brian C Kelsall
    Fasken
    Fasken | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Based in Toronto, Brian Kelsall advises clients across a suite of industry sectors including infrastructure, energy and natural resources, and is respected for his handling of infrastructure development and project finance mandates.
  3. Catherine Doyle
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    Catherine Doyle
    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Catherine Doyle is renowned in the Canadian PPP and infrastructure space for her representation across project finance and development over a suite of sectors. Based in Toronto, she handles major projects on behalf of proponents, investors and consortiums.
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    Ian Bendell
    DLA Piper (Canada) LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Toronto-based Ian Bendell is chair of the firm's infrastructure and projects group. He offers a wealth of experience representing authorities, project companies and financiers across a range of international jurisdictions.
  5. Jamie Templeton
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    Jamie Templeton
    Stikeman Elliott LLP
    Stikeman Elliott LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Vancouver partner Jamie Templeton is noted for his deep expertise in the representation of lenders in the project development process and is frequently instructed on financing and investment mandates across sectors including energy and public infrastructure.
  6. Scott A Kraag
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    Scott A Kraag
    Torys LLP
    Torys LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 2 | 6 Years Ranked
    Scott Kraag acts predominantly across the energy, PPP and mining spaces, in the provision of project finance counsel out of the firm's Toronto office.
  7. Sébastien Vilder
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    Sébastien Vilder
    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Montréal partner Sébastien Vilder frequently acts as lenders' counsel in relation to power projects, exemplifying particular expertise covering wind farm developments.
  8. Stephen Furlan
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    Stephen Furlan
    McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Based in Toronto, Stephen Furlan leverages a wealth of experience in the representation of lenders and borrowers engaged in project financing operations, offering particular expertise in relation to power and infrastructure projects.
  9. William Buchner
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    William Buchner
    Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
    Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Operating out of the firm's Toronto office, William Buchner is particularly noted for his handling of matters in the healthcare, power and infrastructure sectors and is active across a suite of mandates including project development and financing.
  10. Michael S. Allen
    Farris LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Ahsan Mirza
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    Ahsan Mirza
    McMillan LLP
    McMillan LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Ahsan Mirza represents a portfolio of lenders and borrowers active across infrastructure and project finance developments. He is based in Toronto.
  2. Anthony Spadaro
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    Anthony Spadaro
    Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
    Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Anthony Spadaro acts out of the firm's Toronto office and enjoys a growing reputation for his handling of financing mandates across the power and infrastructure spaces.
  3. Danna Donald
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    Danna Donald
    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Based in Toronto, Danna Donald is proficient in the handling of both lender and borrower mandates, holding particular expertise in the renewable energy space.
  4. Ella Plotkin
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    Ella Plotkin
    Fasken
    Fasken | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Leading the firm's infrastructure and projects group out of Toronto, Ella Plotkin covers a breadth of project finance matters pertaining to infrastructure and project development. She is sought after for her handling of mandates covering sectors including transportation and energy.
  5. Joseph Palin
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    Joseph Palin
    McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 3 | 20 Years Ranked
    Joseph Palin is a Calgary-based partner in the financial services group. He regularly advises both lenders and borrowers in matters involving complex financing structures.
  6. Julie Han
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    Julie Han
    McMillan LLP
    McMillan LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Toronto-based Julie Han operates a reputable financial services practice that includes advising financiers with interests in PPP infrastructure projects. She has represented all stakeholder levels across all asset classes on projects, including transportation and healthcare developments.
  7. Lynn Parsons
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    Lynn Parsons
    McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Lynn Parsons is a highly adept project finance lawyer based out of the firm's Toronto office. She advises a number of high-profile lenders on the financing of energy and infrastructure projects across Canada.
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    Milosz Zemanek
    Torys LLP
    Torys LLP | Project Finance
    2024 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Toronto-based Milosz Zemanek focuses on project financing in energy and infrastructure. He serves as the head of Torys' energy storage practice.