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Gordie Howe International Bridge Project Awarded Lexpert®’s Canadian Deal of the Year 2018

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Toronto (Canada) – Fasken congratulates Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority and thanks Lexpert® for naming the Gordie Howe International Bridge project Canadian Deal of the Year in its Top 10 Deals of 2018 edition. This annual list outlines the most significant Canadian legal decisions and deals in the last twelve months, and is solicited from lawyers across the country involved in a number of practice areas.

Fasken was lead transaction counsel for the Government of Canada and Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) on this important Canada-US cross-border project.

The C$5.7 billion project encompasses the construction of a six-lane bridge, which will end the bottle-necking that currently exists between Ontario and Michigan. This new state of the art, environmentally friendly, cable-stayed bridge, with new port-of-entry facilities on both sides of the border and an interchange with I-75 in Michigan, will be one of the largest and most significant public infrastructure projects in North America.

The team, led by Tom Barlow and Brian Kelsall, included Ella Plotkin, Marc Lefler, Doug R. Scott, Barbara Miller, Sean Morley, Kathleen Butterfield, Louise Kennedy, Zackary Burashko, Roseanna Dat, Gianrico DePasquale and Santhosh Valavi, together with Michael Round, Alison Lacy, Clifford Sosnow, Neil Smiley, Rosalind Cooper, Christopher Steeves, Sean Stevens, Paul Casuccio, Daniel Fabiano, Scott Ma, Ryan Schnier and many others.

The Firm’s Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships Group is at the leading edge of industry development across the world, collaborating with clients and decision makers throughout all phases of a project, including at structuring, tendering and bidding stages, contributing expertise to evaluate proposals and negotiate alternatives, and helping clients bring complex transactions to successful commercial and financial close.

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