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Douglas J. S. Younger



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Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 1984

Douglas is a partner and Chair of the firm's National Infrastructure Team.


Douglas is Chair of the firm's National Infrastructure Team.  He practises in the area of corporate and project finance with a predominant focus on P3 and infrastructure transactions. Douglas brings a wealth of P3 and project finance experience to his practice, having advised governments, equity sponsors and funders on a wide variety of transportation and accommodation P3 projects including roads, hospitals, schools, higher education, transit and social housing. Douglas also has extensive experience in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of international and domestic project and structured financings. He has acted as lead counsel on a multiplicity of major Canadian and international P3 and project finance transactions.
From 1998 to 2001, Douglas was Vice-President and European Legal Counsel to an international financial institution, advising investment bankers on legal issues pertaining to PFI transactions in the United Kingdom and structured and project finance transactions in Western Europe.
Douglas is a leader in the Canadian P3 sector, advising governments, bidders, funders and design-builders on major P3 transactions across the country. His experience as an advisor to governments and private sector participants in P3 transactions, both domestically and internationally, has given him significant insight into the issues confronting participants in the Canadian and international P3 markets. Douglas is a frequent lecturer and writer on project finance and P3 matters. 

Douglas is recommended by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business as a top practitioner in Projects: PPP & Infrastructure (Canada) and is recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the area of Infrastructure Law and Project Finance. He is also noted in The Legal 500 Canada for his expertise in the practice area of Infrastructure and Projects.

MembershipsThe Law Society of Upper Canada
The Law Society of England and Wales
Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
International Project Finance Association
American Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association

EducationLL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1982
M.Sc. (Econ.), London School of Economics, 1979
B.A. (Hons.) (High Distinction), University of Toronto, 1978