Ella Plotkin is the Leader of the firm’s Global Infrastructure & Projects Group. Her practice focuses on project finance and development, banking, corporate finance and public private partnerships. With considerable experience in infrastructure development and finance, Ella’s expertise spans Canada and the U.S. as well as emerging markets.
Regularly advising lenders, developers and contractors, Ella assists clients with all aspects of projects and project finance in the infrastructure, energy, telecom and natural resource sectors. Ella has advised the winning consortium on P3 projects including the US36 Express Lanes/Bus Rapid Transit Project, the Pennsylvania Bridges Project, the State Street Redevelopment Project (Indiana) and Merced Campus (UC) Project (CA). She also advised the lenders to the winning consortium on the Waterloo Light Rail Project, and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT Project as well as other numerous civil infrastructure and social infrastructure projects across Canada and the U.S.
Ella also has experience advising on international project finance transactions. She acted in the largest private sector financing to date in Romania (Mobifon S.A. – mobile GSM network.), the financing of the development of an oil and gas project in India by an international financial institution, and the financing by other international financial institutions of the development of an oil terminal in Georgia, a mine development in Turkey, multiple mobile GSM projects in Eastern and Central Europe, and a major eucalyptus pulp mill in Uruguay. She also advised participants in respect of projects in connection with the 2500 MW clean energy RFP issued by the Ontario Ministry of Energy, and has advised lenders and borrowers on a wide variety of secured transactions. Ella is a member of the steering committee for Women in Energy Canada (WIECan).
A recognized leader in the area of project finance, Ella has been ranked by Chambers Canada, Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, Who’s Who Legal and by Legal 500 Canada.