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333 BAY STREET, SUITE 2400, BY ADELAIDE CENTRE, BOX 20, TORONTO, ONTARIO M5H 2T6, CANADA
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Work +1 416 366 8381
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Brian Kelsall

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Work +1 416 865 5493
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Fasken

Work Department

Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships (PPP/P3)

Position

Partner, Mining Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships (PPP/P3) Banking & Finance Project Finance

Career

Brian Kelsall specializes in corporate project finance with particular emphasis on public private partnerships and infrastructure development both internationally and domestically. He advises lenders, sponsors and investors in respect of projects in Canada and abroad in the infrastructure, energy, telecom, mining, oil and gas and power sectors. He has extensive banking law, securitization and mergers and acquisitions experience. Brian regularly advises participants in respect of projects in Canada in the infrastructure, mining, energy, power and real estate sectors. Recent transactions in which Brian acted as lead counsel include advising the lenders on Infrastructure Ontario's Eglinton Crosslinx PPP Project, advising the winning consortium on the US Pennsylvania Bridges Project and the US 36 Toll Road Project in Colorado and advising the Federal Government on its Communications Security Establishment Canada Long Term Accommodation Project. Brian is a member of the Ontario Bar (1982), the Alberta Bar (1985) and is also a member of the Law Society of England and Wales (2005) and the International Bar Association. He has been widely recognized, in Canada and internationally, as a leading practitioner in project finance and banking law.

Languages

English

Member

Member, Canadian Bar Association Member, Ontario Bar Association Member, Law Society of Upper Canada Member, Law Society of England and Wales Member, International Bar Association

Education

BA, 1977 University of Toronto LLB, 1980 University of Ottawa


Canada

Infrastructure and projects

Within: Leading individuals

Brian Kelsall - FASKEN

Within: Infrastructure and projects

FASKEN’s national projects group, which spans the firm's Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal offices, is adept at advising lenders, developers, contractors and government bodies on infrastructure transactions.  Ella Plotkin leads the infrastructure and PPP group from Toronto and brings to bear a strong record in complex financings; she recently advised the lenders and bondholders on the CAMH Phase 1C redevelopment project. In another Toronto highlight, senior specialist Brian Kelsall and Thomas Barlow advised the Government of Canada and the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority on the ongoing Gordie Howe International Bridge project. David Little, who advised Quanta Services and Valard Construction LP on the Fort McMurray West 500-kV transmission project, is a key contact in Vancouver.

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International expertise

Within: International expertise

FASKEN’s mining prowess is supported by offices in several of the world’s key mining jurisdictions, namely London, Johannesburg and Beijing, which ensures it exerts considerable influence on the global mining front. In addition, the firm’s wider projects practice also has a strong international outlook. Based in Toronto, projects specialist Tanneke Heersche is highly regarded for her expertise in African markets. Toronto’s Brian Kelsall, who is admitted in Canada and the UK, is routinely engaged on infrastructure development and PPPs in the US and emerging markets.

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