Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt
100 King Street West
Suite 6200, P.O. Box 50
Toronto ON M5X 1B8
Chris Bennett is a partner in the firm’s Financial Services and Project Finance groups and leads the firm’s Project Finance team in Toronto.
Chris’ practice focuses on financial services with an emphasis on project finance, public-private partnerships, infrastructure and structured finance. Chris has extensive experience acting for domestic and international lenders, developers, equity sponsors and other participants in connection with complex project financings in many Canadian jurisdictions. He has led major transactions in a variety of industry sectors and asset classes, including social infrastructure, transportation, electricity and renewable energy. Chris’ experience includes a number of innovative project financings, including the first major healthcare P3 transaction in Canada to reach financial close, the first Canadian domestic monoline wrapped bank financing and the first combined bank-bond transportation project. He has represented all major categories of project finance lenders in the Canadian market, including domestic and foreign banks, private placement investors and bond underwriters.
Chris has spoken and written extensively on matters relating to project finance and public-private partnerships, including co-developing two courses on the law and policy of private partnerships at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, of which he has been a member of the adjunct faculty since 2007.
Osler is a leading business law firm practising nationally and internationally from offices across Canada and in New York. Our clients include industry and business leaders in all segments of the market and at various stages in the growth of their businesses. We have built our reputation on our commitment to our clients’ success and the experience, expertise and collaborative approach for which we are recognized. We believe that our success is a reflection of our clients’ success.
Osler is recognized for the breadth and depth of its practice in business law and is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top firms. We have leading lawyers in the specialized areas that allow our clients to succeed in their business objectives and deep industry expertise in the various sectors of the North American economy. We strive to provide innovative, solution-oriented advice in a practical and cost effective manner.
With more than 400 lawyers working together from offices across Canada in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary and Ottawa and our office in New York, we undertake mandates that cross Canada’s provincial borders as well as mandates that cross international borders. Increasingly, our clients are looking for seamless legal support across the United States – Canada border and we are well positioned to offer this support in the areas sought most often by our clients.