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A highly experienced lawyer in M&A, corporate finance and public procurement, Phil Symmonds is regularly involved in significant procurements, complex projects and high-profile deals, especially in the infrastructure and energy sectors.
Phil co-chairs Torys’ Strategic Procurement practice, focusing on corporate and securities law and project work, with an emphasis on infrastructure and energy, mergers and acquisitions and public corporate finance.
In the infrastructure and energy sector, Phil has led significant transactions and projects, including related to hydro, solar, wind, nuclear, coal and geothermal facilities. He also frequently gives advice to multinational power companies, governmental authorities, pension funds, infrastructure funds, developers, sponsors, lenders and others in the power and projects spaces.
Phil also works closely with clients in their M&A and financing transactions, frequently acting as issuer’s counsel and underwriters’ counsel on public offerings.
Ontario Bar, 1990
In the late 1990s, Phil was previously appointed to the Ontario Privatization Secretariat, first as Vice-President, Corporate Development and later appointed Chief Executive Officer. While at the Privatization Secretariat, Phil supervised several major privatization reviews, including those of Highway 407, TVOntario and ORTECH Corporation. He was also involved in the planning and implementation of many of the projects.
Torys is well-positioned to represent public authorities, project proponents, lenders and equity investors participating in significant procurement and project mandates in the fields of high-speed internet, defence, and energy. A broad roster of public sector bodies routinely turn to the group for assistance with procurement process design, policy review and all associated documentation. Department head Philip Symmonds is a veteran practitioner in the public procurement space, while Thomas Yeo‘s far-reaching practice encompasses federal and provincial Crown corporations, agencies and municipalities. All named lawyers are based in Toronto.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Capital markets
- Corporate and M&A
- Infrastructure projects
- Energy and natural resources > Oil and gas
- Energy and natural resources > Power
- Banking and finance
- Competition and antitrust
- Intellectual property
- Real estate
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Indigenous law
- International expertise
- Energy and natural resources > Mining
- Public procurement
- International trade
- Labour and employment
- Dispute Resolution