Recent Work
  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in its C$840M sale of Concession A25, L.P., the concessionaire of the 7.2 km A25 PPP (P3) Toll Road comprising the Olivier-Charbonneau Bridge connecting the islands of Montréal, Québec and Laval, Québec, to portfolio companies of the Transurban Group.
  • Discovery Air Inc. in its acquisition by 10123200 Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of an investment fund managed by Clairvest Group Inc., in a going private transaction.
  • Canadian National Railway Company (“CN”) in its completion of a US$600M notes offering, comprising US$250M principal amount of floating rate notes due in 2017 and US$350M principal amount of 2.95% notes due in 2024. The offering was conducted in the United States pursuant to a supplement to CN’s short form base shelf prospectus dated December 3, 2013, for the issuance of up to C$3B of debt securities under the Multijurisdictional Disclosure System between Canada and the United States.
  • 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.
  • Algoma Central Corporation in its substantial issuer bid to purchase for cancellation up to C$20M of its common shares for cash by way of a “modified Dutch auction”.
  • 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.
  • 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.