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Ella Plotkin Toronto Lawyer

Ella Plotkin *

Partner | Leader, Global Infrastructure & Projects Fasken
Jurisdiction Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales , 2005 | Ontario, 1995
Language(s) English, Russian, Hebrew
Office(s) Toronto
*practising through a professional corporation

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.

  • Recognized nationwide in Project Finance, Chambers Canada 2016 to 2021
  • Recognized nationwide as Highly regarded in Project Finance, IFLR 1000 2014 to 2021
  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Project Finance, Lexpert 2020
Chambers & Partners Publication name with laurels Chambers Canada Recognized nationwide in Project Finance Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada.
IFLR 1000 Publication name with laurels IFLR 1000 Recognized nationwide as Highly regarded in Project Finance Recognized most recently in the 2021 edition of IFLR 1000
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  • MBA McGill University
  • LLB McGill University
  • BSc Concordia University

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
  • Member, Steering Committee for Women in Energy Canada (WIECan)


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