Business View Magazine September 2018

148 149 the start of the Canadian P3 infrastructure mar- ket, bidding our first project in 2006 and closing it in 2007. It’s taken off from there and we’ve grown from a handful of people to more than 100, spread across primary offices in Los Angeles, Denver, Tampa, Vancouver and Toronto. ” Plenary operates with four divisions: 1. Business Development: early stage project discovery and teaming. 2. Origination: structuring, bidding and closing deals. 3. Delivery: overseeing construction and operations, split across building and civil projects. 4. Finance and Tax: administering the re- porting and cash flow processing for the portfolio of projects. These divisions cover the full North American platform of active projects in addition to multiple bids at any given time. Historically, P3s have been procured by the public sector but, more recently, there have been an increasing number of private sector applica- tions. Plenary, for example, has recently partnered with Facebook to explore addressing growing traffic congestion along the Dumbarton Transpor- tation Corridor in San Francisco. They are jointly advancing a project that would re-establish pas- senger rail service on the Dumbarton Rail Bridge across the Bay, with connections to existing commuter and inter-city rail services, enhanced and expanded bus and shared-ride options, and potential complementary bicycle and pedestrian connections. This is an encouraging example of well-positioned private parties initiating a public infrastructure project, working closely with the public sector, importing the efficiencies of the traditional P3 model. Fasken is your Infrastructure and PPP legal team Expert and practical legal advice bringing projects to successful completion. Our Infrastructure & PPP Group is at the forefront of infrastructure and PPP development and finance in North America. Fasken is a past recipient of the “Legal Advisor of the Year” Gold Award by P3 Bulletin, recognizing our expertise and delivery capability across North America. Whether in Social Infrastructure, Transport or other sectors - Fasken’s experience spans many award- winning projects, including, among others: • North American Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year,Merced Campus, California (2016), • North American Refinancing Deal of the Year, South Fraser Perimeter Road,British Columbia (2017), • Best Transport Project Award, Pennsylvania Rapid Bridge Replacement Project (2015), and • North American PPP Deal of the Year; Rail Deal of the Year; and Refinancing Deal of the Year, Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT), (2015). We have also been recognized by Chambers Canada as Banking Law Firm of the Year (2017). PLENARY GROUP NORTH AMERICA Fasken is proud to have supported Plenary Group on its success in the U.S. and Can- ada. Fasken has advised Plenary consortia and others on some of the most notable and award-winning PPP projects in North Amer- ica across several sectors, including roads, bridges, and social infrastructure. Notable U.S. projects include US36 (Colorado), Penn Bridges (Pennsylvania), State Street Redevel- opment (Indiana) and Merced Campus USC (California) (the largest social infrastructure in the U.S. to date). In Canada, Fasken has acted on over 30 PPP projects that have been recognized with national awards for innovation and excellence by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, with several recognized internationally as “Deals of the Year”. Fasken is also a past recipient of the Gold Award from PPP Bulletin as Top Legal PPP Advisor in North America. Our in-depth knowledge of the U.S. market and our preeminent position in the Canadian market enables us to have bilingual expertise in executing projects on both sides of the border. This unparalleled expertise and suc- cessful track record in the U.S. and Canada differentiates Fasken from other PPP legal advisors. For true in-depth knowledge of the PPP and infrastructure market in North America Fasken is your best choice for legal advisor. A partnership for success