181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1984 (ON)
Partner and Chair of the Aird & Berlis Infrastructure Group. Douglas practises in corporate and project finance with a focus on P3 and infrastructure transactions. He has extensive experience in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of international and domestic project and structured financings. Douglas advises governments, equity sponsors, funders and subcontractors on a wide variety of civil, transportation and accommodation P3 projects, including roads, hospitals, waste and wastewater facilities, schools and universities, mass transit and social housing. He has advised on P3 projects since their inception in Canada, and has since advised on some of the largest transactions in the country. Douglas is a member of the Canadian Council for Public–Private Partnerships, the International Project Finance Association, the American Bar Association, and the Law Society of England and Wales, and is a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. In addition to being recognized by Lexpert, Douglas is recommended by Chambers & Partners as a top practitioner in projects: PPP & infrastructure (Canada), noted in The Legal 500 Canada for his expertise in infrastructure and projects and is recommended by Who’s Who Legal for his expertise in Government Contracts.
Two Saskatchewan Joint-Use Schools Projects reached financial close on August 20, 2015, when Joint Use Mutual Partnership #1 and Joint Use Mutual Partnership #2 entered into Project Agreements with the Province of Saskatchewan (Province) for 18 elementary schools and 9 joint-use facilities. The projects, presently valued at $635 million, are design, build, finance and maintain public-private partnerships, each with an operations period of 30 years from service commencement.