Lexpert has conducted an extensive peer survey to find out who Québec’s top infrastructure lawyers are. The results are revealed below.
Infrastructure law covers all regulatory aspects impacting development projects, including municipal law and land-use planning. Infrastructure lawyers provide advice and counsel on infrastructure development, including public-private partnerships, as well as procurement, alternative financing, and corporate, construction, commercial and litigation considerations.
Year called to the Bar: 1979
Marc Dorion is a partner in the business law group and co-leader of the national energy and infrastructure law groups at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. He also supervises the firm’s natural resources group in Québec and is responsible for its activities in relation to the development of Northern Québec. Dorion devotes his practice to the development and financing of major projects, and other financing operations and privatizations. He advises companies, lending institutions and other interveners on the steps of development, financing and construction, and operation of projects in the energy, infrastructure, natural resources and industrial sectors. Dorion also acts as strategic counsel for numerous companies in connection with the development of Northern Québec and boasts extensive experience in commercial negotiation and public affairs. His firm is a full-service law firm, offering clients its expertise in business, litigation, tax, real property, and labour and employment practice.
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Year called to the Bar: 2003
Mathieu Dubord serves a partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s business law group in Montréal. He specializes in local and cross-border financing, with a focus on project and infrastructure finance, public and private partnerships, acquisition financings, equipment finance and regulation of financial institutions. Dubord also sits on the board of the Conseil des Infrastructures. His firm has offices across Canada, as well as New York in the US and London in the UK.
Year called to the Bar: 1994 (QC); 1995 (New York)
Ilan Dunsky serves as national co-chair of the infrastructure and public-private partnerships (PPP) group at Dentons Canada LLP’s Montréal office, where he is also a partner. He plays a leading role in the firm’s global transportation and infrastructure practice. Dunksy represents both domestic and international clients in the development of infrastructure, PPP and project finance, particularly in the energy, transportation and health sectors. He also advises governments and government agencies on the procurement of major global projects. Dentons is among the world’s largest law firms, with offices in more than 170 locations in 75 countries and regions.
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Year called to the Bar: 1985
Alain Massicotte is a partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, where he heads the firm’s infrastructure and public-private partnerships (PPP) group in Montréal. He has substantial experience in project financing and PPP, as well as corporate and commercial law. Massicotte has acted as counsel for several governments and agencies, including Morocco, Hungary, Bulgaria, Chad, Cameroon, Senegal, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, India and Guinea. He has also advised the successful consortiums on the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal’s (CHUM) hospital complex and research center PPP projects. His firm specializes in all areas of business law.
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Year called to the Bar: 2000
Richard O'Doherty is a partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, a full-service law firm that covers business, litigation, tax, real estate property, and labour and employment. He devotes his practice to projects, project financing and corporate lending. O’Doherty has acted for various lenders and developers in the power, mining, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, retail, telecommunication and agribusiness sectors. He also regularly advises clients on multicurrency cross-border transactions, private equity transactions and other acquisition financings.
Year called to the Bar: 1979 (QC); 1987 (ON)
Erik Richer La Flèche is a partner at Stikeman Elliott LLP’s corporate group. He advises corporations, lenders and governments on mergers and acquisitions, and large capital projects, including infrastructure, mining and electricity. He also regularly represents sponsors, governments and lenders in major projects and has worked on transactions in more than 35 countries. His firm is one of Canada’s top business law firms, offering clients its expertise in M&A, securities, litigation and dispute resolution, banking and finance, competition and foreign investment, tax, restructuring, energy, real estate, project development, pensions, and labour and employment.
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