Mr Jana Mansour > Dentons > Vancouver, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
250 HOWE STREET, 20TH FLOOR
VANCOUVER, BC V6C 3R8
Canada

Work Department

Infrastructure and PPP, Construction, and Project Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Jana Mansour is a partner in our Infrastructure and PPP, Construction, and Project Finance groups. Based in Dentons’ Vancouver office, Jana regularly advises investors, developers and contractors from early-stage consideration through financing, construction, operation and disposition of large-scale infrastructure projects.

Jana represents owners and contractors in the negotiation of project agreements, including complex multi-phased engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts, operation and maintenance agreements and long-term service agreements. He regularly deals with diverse joint venture and governance arrangements, including joint bidding, consortium, partnership and shareholders’ agreements. Jana has assisted clients in the review and clarification of requests for proposals and the preparation of compliant bids.

Jana has broad experience in the financing of projects, as well as the purchase and sale of equity interests in such projects, including assisting private equity funds in the assessment of operating assets. His project finance experience has featured a variety of lender syndicates, including commercial banks, as well as bilateral and multilateral agencies like the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

Jana has dealt with a variety of assets, including wind and solar farms in Canada, the US and Mexico, gas-fired power plants and pipelines in the US and Mexico, a biofuel power plant in Hawaii, a large silver and zinc mine in Bolivia, a high speed rail concession in Brazil, rolling stock for New York City’s subway and Rome’s Metro, LNG port terminals in Texas, Mexico and Papua New Guinea, and nuclear power plants in Texas and Finland.

Jana began his legal career in Montréal before moving to New York City, where he practiced law for 17 years with two major international law firms. During 2010 – 2016, he was a partner in the Project Finance and Development Group of a major international law firm, based in New York.

Languages

English French

Education

Columbia University School of Law, 1999, LL.M.

Université de Montréal, 1995, LLB

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Infrastructure projects

Rated by clients for its professionalism and client-focus, Dentons infrastructure team is most active in projects in the energy and transportation sectors, where is advises clients such as private sponsors and public authorities, lenders, contractors, and more. In addition to its domestic projects work, the firm also has a strong international focus, having recently been involved in several cross-border matters involving Europe and South America. The infrastructure and PPP practice is co-chaired by Jana Mansour in Vancouver and Ilan Dunsky in Montréal.