Marianne Smith

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON M5L 1A9
Phone: (416) 863-3156
Fax: (416) 863-2653

A significant portion of Marianne's practice encompasses public procurement, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. She advises clients on the development, preparation and ongoing administration of public tenders and procurement processes, and the development and negotiation of commercial agreements for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of infrastructure. Marianne acts for domestic and international clients in a wide range of sectors, including transit and transportation, water and wastewater, health-care services, information technology, gaming, energy and mining. She also regularly acts for both procuring entities and bidders with respect to conducting a successful procurement process, fairness issues, mitigating procurement risk and avoiding compliance issues. Marianne has participated in several corporate transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and partnership and shareholder matters. She also assists clients with their corporate development, financing and business operations. Marianne is also actively involved as a volunteer and board member with a variety of organizations that seek to provide support and assistance to those in need. She is also a member of the Blakes Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Year Called to the Bar:2003
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