The typical public-private partnership (P3) structure is a complicated matrix of contractual relationships. The success of major development projects requires a combination of specialized expertise in designing, building, financing and operating the project or venture as well as a clear understanding of government needs and requirements.
Blakes has been at the forefront of developing P3 structures for major infrastructure development, assisting our domestic and international clients in taking full advantage of these opportunities. Our lawyers represent clients during all phases of the P3 process, from the initial concept through bidding, permitting, construction and structuring and securing funding, continually offering legal and strategic guidance.
Our clients include governments, proponents and lenders as well as other stakeholders who seek our advice in developing, financing, acquiring, operating and divesting numerous P3 projects in a variety of forms. We have represented clients on many of Canada's most important, large-scale public infrastructure projects as well as counselled on P3 projects worldwide.
Private clients benefit from our solid working relationship with government agencies and regulatory bodies and our insight into their positions on important issues. Further, as part of an integrated national team, Blakes tax lawyers assist with developing tax-efficient structures for these multibillion-dollar complicated transactions. We regularly structure P3 transactions for Canadian residents, international participants and non-taxable entities to invest in public-private partnerships. We also assist with environmental compliance, financing, the full range of infrastructure challenges and dispute resolution.
Among our areas of industry expertise are infrastructure, energy, natural resources, aviation and technology.