Catherine Doyle
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4160

Catherine's practice focuses on debt financing, project finance, infrastructure and public-private partnerships.

Catherine regularly advises proponents of infrastructure projects throughout Canada, including in the transportation, social infrastructure, alternative energy, power and health-care sectors. She has also represented a wide variety of financial institutions in the financing of infrastructure assets, including bond underwriters, institutional investors, and both Canadian and international banks.

Catherine has extensive experience in operating and term credit facilities, asset-based financings, lease financings and structured financial products, and in structuring, negotiating and documenting domestic and cross-border financing transactions in the bank, private placement and public markets.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Catherine's recent projects include:

  • Advising Fengate Real Asset Investments on its C$100-million strategic co-development partnership with Greengate Power Corporation to pursue the acquisition and development of renewable and clean energy projects in Alberta

  • Nouvelle Autoroute 30 - advising the finance parties in a cross-border bond issuance valued at approximately C$1.218-billion to refinance the project debt for the Autoroute 30 concession project. The bond issuance is considered the largest transportation P3 bond deal in Canadian history

  • New Toronto Courthouse Project – a C$964-million project to design, build, finance and maintain a large new courthouse in downtown Toronto, Ontario

  • Howard County Courthouse Project – a landmark PPP in the State of Maryland to design, build, finance and maintain a large new courthouse

  • Royal Inland Hospital Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain a new Patient Care Tower (PCT) at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, British Columbia

  • Trillium Line Extension Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain an extension to the City of Ottawa’s existing light rail transit system

  • Hurontario LRT Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain a new light rail transit system along Hurontario Street in Mississauga and Brampton, Ontario

  • Macdonald Block Reconstruction Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain the Macdonald Block Complex which is a complex of four towers in Toronto, Ontario

  • Confederation Line Extension Project – a project to design, build and finance an extension to the City of Ottawa’s existing light rail transit system

  • City of Vaughan LED Street Light Replacement Program - a project to design, build, finance and maintain a new street lighting program in Vaughan, Ontario

  • H2O Power Limited Partnership – a C$400-million private placement of fixed-rate senior secured notes to finance the long-term operation of eight hydroelectric generating facilities in Ontario

  • Finch West LRT Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain a new light rail transit line in Toronto, Ontario

  • Corner Brook Long Term Care Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain a long term care facility in Corner Brook, Newfoundland

  • Abbotsford Courthouse Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain a new courthouse in Abbotsford, British Columbia

  • Southwest Calgary Ring Road Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain a new portion of the ring road in Calgary, Alberta.

  • Enterprise Data Centre Expansion Project - a C$322-million project to design, build, finance and maintain a 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, mission critical operating data centre located at the Canadian Forces Base in Borden, Ontario

  • Edmonton LRT Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain a new light rail transit line in Edmonton, Alberta.

  • Stanton Territorial Hospital Project - a project to design, build, finance and maintain the new Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

  • Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford Project - a project for an integrated mental health hospital and correctional facility, which has a development value of C$407-million

  • Saskatchewan Joint-Use Schools Project I - a project to design, build, finance and maintain six schools on three joint-use sites in Regina, Saskatchewan. The project will be delivered under a public-private partnership model with the Government of Saskatchewan over a 30-year term and has a contract value of C$186-million

  • Saskatchewan Joint-Use Schools Project II - a project to design, build, finance and maintain 12 schools on six joint-use sites in the communities of Saskatoon, Warman and Martensville, Saskatchewan. The project will be delivered under a public-private partnership model with the Government of Saskatchewan over a 30-year term and has a contract value of C$401.3-million

  • Haile Gold Mine - a US$200-million senior secured project finance facility for the development of Romarco's Haile Gold Mine project in South Carolina

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Catherine is recognized for her expertise in infrastructure/P3 and project finance in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 (Project Finance Law)

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Most Frequently Recommended in Project Finance)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 (Projects: PPP & Infrastructure)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 (Projects: PPP & Infrastructure)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2018 (Recommended in the areas of Infrastructure and Projects)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018 (Consistently Recommended in Infrastructure Law and Most Frequently Recommended in Project Finance)

PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Infrastructure, November 2, 2016
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