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Fasken Martineau advises on IJGlobal Americas Award-Winning Transaction

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March 16, 2017


Toronto (Canada) – Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm, has advised on a transaction that was named Deal of the Year at the annual Infrastructure Journal Global (IJGlobal) Americas Awards 2016 last night in New York.

The IJGlobal Americas Awards celebrate the outstanding transactions and institutions from the world of infrastructure finance. The winning transaction on which Fasken Martineau’s Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Group advised on is:
  • North America Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year – UC Merced

The Fasken Martineau team successfully advised the Plenary Properties Merced consortium on the closing of the UC Merced 2020 Project, which is the next major phase of campus development at the University of California, Merced. This planned expansion of the University of California, Merced campus, which began in the Fall of 2016, will almost double the physical capacity of the campus, providing significant amounts of new teaching and research facilities, housing, athletics and support spaces. By the time the expansion is complete in 2020, University of California, Merced will be able to comfortably accommodate 10,000 students.

The Fasken Martineau team that advised on the deal was led by Brian Kelsall and included Ella Plotkin, Sean S. Stevens, Sean Morley, Marc Lefler, Kathleen Butterfield and Áine O’Connor.

About Fasken Martineau


Fasken Martineau is a leading international business law and litigation firm. With more than 700 lawyers, the firm has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, London and Johannesburg. For additional information, please visit the firm's website at fasken.com.