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Ella  Plotkin

Ella Plotkin

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales , 2005 | Ontario, 1995
Language(s) English, Russian, Hebrew
Office(s) Toronto
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Ella Plotkin's 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.

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.

  • Advised on IJGlobal Americas 2016 North America Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year for UC Merced
  • Chambers Canada 2016 and 2017 for Project Finance and Projects: PPP & Infrastructure
  • Legal 500 Canada 2014-2017 for Infrastructure and Projects
  • ROB/Lexpert Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers, November 2016
  • Advised on three IJGlobal Americas 2015 Deal of the Year transactions
  • IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Law Firm Rankings guide 2014-2017 for Project Finance
  • Chambers Global 2012-2017 for Projects: PPP & Infrastructure, 2014-2017 for Project Finance
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013-2017 for Project Finance
  • Who's Who Legal 100 2014-2015 for Project Finance
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014-2016 for Project Finance

Education

  • LLB McGill University
  • MBA 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