Alain heads the firm’s Montréal Infrastructure/P3 Group. In addition to corporate and commercial law, he has extensive experience in project financing and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). He has acted as counsel for several governments or agencies, including of Morocco, Hungary, Bulgaria, Chad, Cameroon, Senegal, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, India and Guinea. He advised the successful consortiums on the CHUM hospital complex and the CHUM Research Center P3 projects. He also advised the lenders to the consortium that won the autoroute 25 P3 project and acted for the government of Québec in connection with the Montréal Symphonic Orchestra concert hall and the long-term care facilities PPPs. Alain is president of the Research and Publications Committee and vice-president of the Executive Committee of the Institut pour le partenariat public-privé du Québec (IPPPQ – The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships of Québec). He also speaks on issues affecting his practice area at conferences and seminars. Alain is recognized as a leading lawyer in all major legal directories and ranking publications.
On June 5, 2018, Transurban (ASX: TCL) acquired 100% of the equity interests in the A25 toll road asset and concession in Montréal, from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners. Transurban has assumed responsibility for the management and operations of the A25.
On June 14, 2018, Nouvelle Autoroute 30, s.e.n.c.(NA30) successfully closed the $1.2 billion bond refinancing for Montreal highway Autoroute 30 (A-30) concession project (the A-30 Project). The bonds included approximately $828 million in long-term bonds, due 2042, priced at roughly 4.11% and approximately $390 million in medium-term bonds, due 2033, carrying a coupon of approximately 3.75%.
On June 16, 2016, Sea to Sky Highway Investment L.P. (SSHILP) completed the refinancing of the Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement Project, a public-private partnership project managed by Axium Infrastructure Inc.