Perley-Robertson, Hill and McDougall is recognized as industry leaders, providing a full range of legal services in connection with public-private partnerships. We have provided counsel to governments and governmental entities, investors, developers and lenders involved in these transactions.
Public-private partnerships can be born from a variety of needs. There are large-scale public projects where government looks for private partners to help in financing. There are business projects with public-good implications that may be offered public land or financing (which may also be intended to protect the public from private monopolization). Infrastructure from hospitals to convention centres may be built privately using public land. Whatever the genesis, such projects are usually complex and require an understanding not just of the project itself, but of the nature of, and restrictions on, the government agencies involved.
Our commercial real estate lawyers have unmatched experience in this unique area. We helped lead the creation of the complex policy framework and legal structure for the Ontario Government’s participation in public-private partnerships. Our multi-faceted system has since been used for the construction of multiple hospitals in Ontario.
To facilitate public-private partnerships, we work closely with other advisors as required. Internally, we draw on the expertise of lawyers specializing in mergers and acquisitions, tax law, capital markets, project finance, banking, real estate law, labour and employment law, pensions, competition, intellectual property, information technology law, environmental, administrative, regulatory and municipal law.