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Goodmans Expertise

Procurement, Public/Private Partnerships and Alternative Finance

Goodmans has a well-developed practice in public sector procurement, public/private partnerships, privatizations and alternative finance projects. With many well-publicized successful deals to its credit, we are considered among the best in Canada in this area.

Goodmans’ accomplished procurement group has acted on behalf of federal and provincial governments in privatizing crown corporations and government services. We have been involved in all facets of public/private infrastructure projects, design/build/operate/finance projects and other complex outsourcing projects from inception to resolution of complicated multiparty disputes. Our procurement lawyers have built a solid reputation by providing hands-on solutions to leading developers, building owners, contractors and subcontractors, and governments.

We had extensive involvement with Ontario's Highway 407 project, the Fredericton-Moncton Toll Road in New Brunswick, the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation and the Region of Waterloo LRT Project and have coordinated and managed project financings for co-generation hydro-electric projects, public/private toll roads, bridges and airport terminals.

We have developed an unparalleled level of expertise in creating, structuring, developing, implementing and managing large scale public/private infrastructure partnerships, privatizations and alternative finance projects, which enables us to provide seamless, hands-on advice to clients throughout the process, including: 

  • analyzing approaches to public-private partnerships
  • providing legal advice to teamed organizations
  • sharing specific and practical knowledge of the partnering process
  • structuring contractual agreements
  • helping with ongoing issues after complex projects are completed

Goodmans’ project financing experts draw from a variety of experiences and skills to handle complex financings, including syndicated loans, large acquisition and capital project financings, co-generation and cross-border financial programs. We are able to provide our clients with well-rounded and comprehensive service by calling upon the  firm’s substantial expertise in:  

  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Labour
  • Regulatory
  • Construction
  • Insurance and surety bonds
  • Financing and securities
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Public and private financing
  • Government procurement

Our familiarity and direct experience with large scale procurements, public-private partnerships, privatizations and alternative financing projects ensures that clients receive timely, thorough and reliable answers to questions without having to pay for expensive learning time.