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Fasken Wins IJGlobal North America 2018 “Public Sector Legal Advisor of the Year” and Two “Deal of the Year” Awards

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Toronto (Canada) – Fasken was awarded North America’s 2018 “Public Sector Legal Advisor of the Year” by Infrastructure Journal Global (IJGlobal) at the annual Americas awards last week in New York. No Canadian firm has received such recognition in the past in the North American market. In addition, two of the projects Fasken has acted on have also received “Deal of the Year” awards the same night.

The winning projects on which Fasken’s Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Group advised are:

  • North America Roads Deal of the Year – Gordie Howe International Bridge (which has also been awarded “Deal of the Year” by Lexpert and “Transport Deal of the Year” by PFI)

Fasken advised the Government of Canada and Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority with respect to the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project. The is the largest and most ambitious bi-national infrastructure project along the Canada-United States border. The C$5.7 billion project includes the longest cable-stayed bridge span in North America (and one of the longest in the world), two port of entry facilities on each side of the Canada-United States border and the Highway I-75 interchange in Detroit.


  • North America Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year – Royal Inland Hospital

Fasken represented Interior Health Authority with respect to the development of a new patient care tower at the Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital. The project includes the new tower and a 30 year operating period for the whole of the existing and new healthcare campus.

Fasken’s Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships Group is at the leading edge of infrastructure development globally, collaborating with clients and decision makers throughout all phases of a project, including at structuring, tendering, bidding and execution stages, contributing expertise to bring complex transactions to successful commercial and financial close. Fasken has acted on over 30 PPP projects that have been recognized with awards for innovation and excellence by numerous industry publications, and many that have been recognized internationally as “Deals of the Year”.

The IJGlobal Awards celebrate the best-in-class transactions to have closed over the past calendar year, across the international infrastructure and energy sectors, while recognizing the organizations that play central roles in these deals.

About Fasken

Fasken is a leading international law firm with more than 700 lawyers and 10 offices on four continents. Clients rely on us for practical, innovative and cost-effective legal services. We solve the most complex business and litigation challenges, providing exceptional value and putting clients at the centre of all we do. For additional information, please visit the Firm’s website at

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