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Brian Kelsall Toronto Lawyer

Brian C. Kelsall *

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales , 2005 | Alberta, 1985 | Ontario, 1982
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
*practising through a professional corporation


Brian Kelsall’s practice is focused on project finance and infrastructure development, banking and corporate finance and public private partnerships in Canada, the United States and emerging markets.

Regularly advising lenders, developers, contractors and procuring authorities, Brian has acted for clients across the infrastructure, telecom, 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 Federal Government and procuring authorities on the Gordie Howe International Crossing linking Canada and the U.S., and advised the Federal Government on its Communications Security Establishment Canada Long Term Accommodation Project (CSEC).

Regularly assisting with international project finance transactions, Brian acted for European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and other international financial institutions on the project financing for Mobifon S.A. in Romania, at the time the largest private sector financing in Romania. He has also advised on multiple telecom 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.


Career & Education


  • 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

Speaking Engagements

10th Annual Canadian Infrastructure Finance Forum Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships (PPP/P3) location location Whistler


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