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Brian Kelsall

Brian C. Kelsall

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales , 2005 | Alberta, 1985 | Ontario, 1982
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

Brian Kelsall’s practice is focused on project finance and development, banking and corporate finance and public private partnerships. Brian has considerable experience in infrastructures development and finance, spanning Canada, the U.S. and emerging markets.

Regularly advising lenders, developers and contractors, Brian has acted for clients across the telecom, infrastructure, energy, oil and gas, and mining sectors. He has advised the winning consortium on numerous P3 projects, including the US 36 Express Lanes/Bus Rapid Transit Project, the Pennsylvania Bridges Project, the State Street Redevelopment Project (Indiana) and Merced Campus (UC) Project (CA). He also advised the winning consortium on the Waterloo Light Rail Project, and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT Project, the procuring authorities on the Gordie Howe Bridge, linking Canada and the U.S., and advised the Federal Government on its Communications Security Establishment Canada Long Term Accommodation Project. Brian also advised participants in connection with the 2500 MW clean energy RFP issued by the Ontario Ministry of Energy
Regularly assisting with international project finance transactions, Brian acted for institutions in the GSM financing for Mobifon S.A. in Romania, at the time the largest private sector financing in Romania. He has also advised on multiple mobile GSM projects across Eastern and Central Europe.

Brian’s expertise in project finance and banking law has been recognized by leading legal publications including, The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, Euromoney’s “Best of the Best”, Chambers Canada and the International Financial Law Review.



  • LLB University of Ottawa
  • BA University of Toronto

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 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
10th Annual Canadian Infrastructure Finance Forum location location Whistler


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