Municipal Finance

When raising money, it is essential to be supported by legal advisers who have extensive knowledge of all forms of financing methods and their implementation.

Our lawyers act for public bodies, provincial, national and international financial institutions, including Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation (often referred to as Infrastructure Ontario), and public corporations in a range of financing matters including specific transactions and the preparation of finance documents.

We regularly help clients raise money through securities deals – including public offerings, private placements, bought deals and shelf prospectus offerings – and we have extensive expertise in structuring and negotiating lending facilities, including asset-based and syndicated facilities.

We take a multi-disciplinary approach to finance matters. When required, we involve our corporate, securities, tax, commercial and litigation experts as necessary to ensure our clients receive excellent advice that is tailored to their needs.

Our public sector project experience includes:

  • Hospitals
  • Transit systems and transit-oriented development
  • Transportation
  • Sports and entertainment centres
  • Facilities for safe drinking water and wastewater treatment
  • Energy and power projects
  • Downtown redevelopment
  • Waterfront development
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