Blakes lawyers are actively engaged in advising clients across Canada and around the world to ensure successful financing of capital-intensive projects. Our teams in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Montréal have broad expertise and deep bench strength and are seamlessly integrated into our project teams.
Blakes has a long tradition of excellence in financing a wide range of domestic and international projects. We act for clients who need project finance products and clients that provide them — developers both large and small, financial sponsors and strategic owners of assets, governments, banks, insurance companies and other commercial lenders, pension funds and long-term investors.
Clients appreciate our comprehensive knowledge of financing techniques and access to capital, as well as our ability to anticipate problems and devise strategies to mitigate risks. Blakes has first-class capabilities in raising equity, arranging debt financing in all its forms (construction, mini-perm and long-term), and issuing bonds and other financing instruments. We have extensive experience in capital markets and in-depth knowledge of the industries in which project finance is most in demand — power (hydro, gas, wind, solar and biomass), oil and gas, mining, utilities, hospitals and other health-care facilities, transit, roads, bridges, airports, stadiums and other public infrastructure.
Blakes lawyers have served as counsel in many of the largest and most complicated project finance transactions, including several recent high-profile finance projects in both Canada and around the globe.