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P3 and Infrastructure
P3 and Infrastructure

Big projects bring with them big challenges. One of the biggest is ensuring your project gets delivered on time and on budget. McInnes Cooper can give you the strategic advice you need. You can look to us for assistance in:


  • Private finance transactions
  • Concept development
  • Contract development preparation
  • Project structure
  • Finance structure
  • Evaluation of responses to RFPs
  • Contract negotiation and administration
  • Dispute resolution
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Procurement strategy and structuring
  • Drafting tender documents: RFQs and RFPs
  • Risk analysis and risk allocation


We have in-depth understanding of government and private business, with strong connections to Atlantic Canada’s key players. We’ve been part of virtually all of the region’s major projects, from Hibernia Offshore to the Confederation Bridge to the Fredericton-Moncton Highway. And we’ve been involved in a broad spectrum of alternate delivery solutions, including outsourcing, asset divestiture, leasebacks, BTOs (build, transfer, operate), DBOs (design, build, operate), DFBO (design, finance, build, operate) and various hybrids.


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Confederation Bridge

  Client: Government of Canada Date: May 1997 Value: $840 million   The Government of Canada issued a proposal call challenging the private sector to devise an environmentally, technically and financially sound alternative to the ferry system that existed at the time between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. After an extensive process, Strait Crossing

Catching Up: The Case for Infrastructure Banks in Canada
May 28, 2014

In the slow recovery from the devastating world-wide recession of 2008-9, Canada continues to face a large “infrastructure deficit.” Traditional ways of paying for new infrastructure projects or renewal — property, gas taxes, and government grants — may not be able to finance all major projects in future. Around the world, countries and subnational political

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A White Paper on Reforming Canada’s Transportation Policies For the 21st Century
February  8, 2013

While much of the developed world struggles with debt and chronically low growth, Canada, one of the best-performing members of the G-7, remains on firmer footing. However, thiscountry still has to cope with slower growth, cutbacks and aging infrastructure. As this paperargues, reconciling these facts will take creative, non-partisan problem-solving, and it is timegovernments got

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Changes to Public Procurement – Nova Scotia’s New Public Procurement Act
September  6, 2011

On June 1, 2011, several provisions of the new Nova Scotia Public Procurement Act (the “Act”) came in to force to change the way public sector entities procure goods, services, construction, and facilities. Along with government departments, school boards, health authorities, housing authorities and crown corporations, the Act applies to municipalities, and certain post secondary

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Welcome to our new Partners.
January 28, 2016

McInnes Cooper is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Angus, Shivani Chopra, Adel Gönczi, Jennifer Gray, Leanne Murray, Dan Watt, and Chris Wilson as new Partners with our firm.   Based in Halifax, Jamie Angus has a practice focused on corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border business structuring, and trusts and estates planning. Dan Watt’s practice focuses

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Muskrat Falls/Maritime Link/Labrador Link Project named one of Lexpert’s Big Deals for 2014
January  8, 2015

Recently Lexpert Magazine released their list of big deals for 2014. The $5-Billion global bond financing of Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Generating Facility and Labrador-Island Transmission Link, which is to be built on the Lower Churchill River in Labrador, was named number 4 amongst the top 10. McInnes Cooper acted as lead counsel for Nalcor Energy

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Brian Flemming on Infrastucture in the Globe and Mail
March 10, 2014

Brian Flemming, Counsel in our Halifax office, is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail. In this article, he discusses the need for infrastructure banks in Canada: if the federal government will not lead a serious debate about infrastructure, then the private pools of capital should take the lead.   Read the article here. 

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