Recent Work
  • Air Canada in its private offering of Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates, the first financing of its kind in Canada, finance the acquisition of five new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Selected as North American Aircraft Finance Debt Deal of the Year by Euromoney.
  • Canadian National Railway Company in relation to a Competition Bureau investigation into alleged anti-competitive conduct concerning rail transportation and transloading activities in Western Canada.
  • Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), as Canadian counsel, in its sale of its 50% interest in Autopista Central de Chile, a Santiago-based toll road infrastructure asset, on behalf of certain of AIMCo’s clients, to Abertis Infraestructuras S.A.
  • American Industrial Partners, as Canadian counsel, in its US$375M acquisition of the Carlisle Transportation Products business from Carlisle Companies Inc.
  • Axium Infrastructure Inc. in the refinancing of the Sea-to-Sky Highway public-private partnership project by way of a $556,495,000 bond offering of Sea to Sky Highway Investment Limited Partnership, in Canada, the U.S. and other international jurisdictions.
  • Canada Line (RAV) Project, counsel to the Cities of Vancouver and Richmond, in the construction of a rapid transit link between the two cities and the airport, forming an integral part of the infrastructure supporting the 2010 Winter Olympics.
  • World Fuels Services Group in connection with the Lac-Mégantic train derailment.
  • Anthony Henday Drive Northwest, underwriters’ counsel with respect to the C$266M offering of amortizing bonds, the first bank/bond deal of its type in Canada, to partly finance the Northwestconnect consortium’s successful project bid for construction of the North Edmonton Ring Road. The transaction was given an award for project finance by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.
  • Canadian National Railway Company, as Canadian counsel, in its offering of US$500M 2.75% Notes due 2026.
  • A joint venture consisting of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, two companies controlled by Li Ka-shing’s Hutchinson Whampoa Ltd., in the acquisition of the Park’N Fly airport parking business in major cities across Canada.
  • Genesee & Wyoming Canada Inc. in the acquisition of the shares of Railcare Inc. from Steelcare Inc.
  • Hyundai Motor Company in an international arbitration concerning truck distribution rights in the United States.
  • Lloyd's and London market insurers subscribing to the Canada Ports insurance program. This is a class action in the Quebec Superior Court against the Quebec Port Authority for the alleged sudden release of contaminants (by air) during vessel loading and damage to adjacent properties.  Our role is to advise the liability insurers (London market) of the Quebec Port Authority.
  • A syndicate led by Macquarie North America Ltd. and Kiewit Construction with respect to the construction of Autoroute 25 - the Quebec government's first public-private partnership project.
  • Macquarie North America Ltd. and Kiewit Construction with respect to the construction of Autoroute 30.
  • Manac Inc. in its C$186M going private transaction in which all of the issued and outstanding multiple voting shares and subordinate voting shares of Manac were acquired by a consortium comprised of Placements CMI Inc., Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Fonds de solidarité des Travailleurs du Québec (FTQ), Investissement Québec and Fonds Manufacturier Québécois II s.e.c.
  • Matsu Manufacturing Inc. in its acquisition, through a subsidiary, of substantially all of the assets of Yachiyo of Ontario Mfg., an automotive parts manufacturer ultimately controlled by Honda.
  • PHH Corporation, as Canadian counsel, in the US$1.4B sale of its fleet management services business, doing business as PHH Arval, to Element Financial Corporation.
  • SNCF-Participations in the buyback by Student Transportation Inc., a company listed on the TSX, of the remaining five million shares SNCF still held.