Peter A. Willis 

Co-Chair, Project Finance, Infrastructure and Energy
Toronto  t: 416.865.7210  |  e: peter.willis@mcmillan.ca

Peter A. Willis

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7210
e: peter.willis@mcmillan.ca

overview

Peter is a senior partner in McMillan's Financial Services Group and is the co-chair of the firm's Project Finance, Infrastructure and Energy Group. His practice is focused on corporate finance with an emphasis on project finance, public private and structured finance. Peter's practice is primarily devoted to advising consortia, arrangers, lenders and other participants in connection with P3 infrastructure projects and advising developers and equity participants in connection with renewable energy projects. He also has many years of experience providing advice to both lenders and financial intermediaries in connection with the structuring and completion of domestic and international finance transactions.

Peter is also a member of McMillan Vantage LP

Presentations

Ownership and Contractual Structures

Publications

High yield debt returns!
OSFI Ruling Creates New Opportunities for Foreign-Based Monoline Insurers
Calgary Ring Road PPP Reaches Financial Close

News

60 McMillan Lawyers Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Chambers Global 2019 has ranked McMillan as a leading law firm in several practice areas
23 McMillan lawyers recognized in 2019 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide
32 McMillan lawyers recognized in Who's Who Legal Canada 2018
McMillan lawyers are well represented in the 2019 edition of Chambers Canada
65 McMillan Lawyers Named in the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada
McMillan lawyers well-represented in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Chambers Global 2018 has ranked McMillan as a leading law firm in several practice areas
33 McMillan lawyers recognized in Who's Who Legal Canada 2017
McMillan lawyers ranked in the 2018 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide
Margaret McNee recognized as Mutual Funds Lawyer of the Year, along with 58 McMillan Lawyers in the 2018 Best Lawyers in Canada Report
Chambers Global 2017 has ranked McMillan as a leading law firm in several practice areas
McMillan LLP Launches National Public Affairs Firm, McMillan Vantage Policy Group
McMillan lawyers ranked in the 2017 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide
McMillan lawyers are well represented in the 2017 edition of Chambers Canada
McMillan lawyers recognized in Lexpert's Special Edition on Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers 2016
McMillan lawyers recognized in Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016
61 McMillan lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017
McMillan lawyers well-represented in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
McMillan lawyers recognized in 2016 Chambers Global
Seven McMillan lawyers recognized in Lexpert's Special Edition Report on Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers 2015
McMillan lawyers rank well in the 2016 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide
McMillan lawyers are well represented in inaugural edition of Chambers Canada
Four McMillan lawyers recognized in 2015 Lexpert's Special Edition Report on Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers
60 McMillan lawyers recognized in the 10th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada
McMillan lawyers are well represented in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
McMillan lawyers recognized in 2015 Chambers Global
The Legal 500 Canada 2015 recognizes 16 McMillan lawyers
McMillan lawyers rank in 2015 IFLR1000 Guide
McMillan lawyers recognized in the 2015 Best Lawyers in Canada
McMillan lawyers are well represented in the 2014 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
McMillan lawyers are well represented in the 2014 Chambers Global Directory
49 McMillan lawyers recognized in the 2014 Best Lawyers in Canada
McMillan lawyers are well represented in the 2013 Chambers Global Directory
47 McMillan lawyers recognized in the 2013 Best Lawyers in Canada
Who's Who Legal: Canada 2011 recognizes 25 McMillan lawyers
50 McMillan Lawyers recognized in the 2012 Best Lawyers in Canada

Education

  • Schulich School of Business, York University, MBA - 1991
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB - 1988

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 1991

Practices

project finance
public-private partnerships
financial services
structured finance, securitization and derivatives
secured lending and syndicated finance
construction

Industries

alternative financing and procurement
alternatives
banking
infrastructure
water treatment
public-private partnerships
renewables

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Canadian Finance and Leasing Association

Awards & Rankings

  • Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the areas Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing, Banking & Financial Institutions, Infrastructure Law and Project Finance
  • Recognized by Chambers Global (2019) as a leading lawyer in the area of Project Finance and Projects: PPP & Infrastructure
  • Recognized by IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2019 as Highly Regarded in Project Finance
  • Recognized in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Consistently Recommended lawyer in the area of Project Finance and a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the area Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal Canada: 2018 as a leader in Banking and Project Finance
  • Chambers Canada 2019 in the areas of Project Finance and Projects: PPP & Infrastructure;
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2019 Edition in the practice areas of Equipment Finance Law, Project Finance Law and Structured Finance Law;
  • Chambers Global 2018 in the areas of Project Finance and Projects: PPP & Infrastructure;
  • Chambers Canada 2018 in the areas of Project Finance and Projects: PPP & Infrastructure;
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2018 Edition in the practice areas of Equipment Finance Law, Project Finance Law and Structured Finance Law;
  • IFLR 1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2018 as a leading lawyer in Project Finance;
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017, as one of Canada's leading practitioners in the area of Banking;
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 as repeatedly recommended in the areas of Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing and Project Finance
  • Chambers Global 2017 in the areas of Project Finance and Projects: PPP & Infrastructure;
  • Chambers Canada 2017 in the areas of Project Finance and Projects: PPP & Infrastructure;
  • IFLR 1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2017 as a leading lawyer in Project Finance;
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016, as one of Canada's leading practitioners in the area of Banking;
  • Who's Who Legal: 2016 as a leading practitioners in the area of Banking - Finance;
  • Chambers Global 2016 in the areas of Project Finance and Projects: PPP & Infrastructure;
  • Listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016 as a leading practitioner in the area of Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing and Project Finance;
  • Listed in Lexpert's Special Edition on Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers 2016;
  • Recognized by Lexpert in the Report on Business Magazine 2015 as a "Leading Energy Lawyer";
  • Ranked in the 2015 edition of Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business in the areas of Project Finance and Projects (PPP and Infrastructure);
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2015 in the area of Banking and Finance & Infrastructure and Projects;
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2010, as one of Canada's leading practitioners in the area of Banking;
  • 2009 PLC Which Lawyer Yearbook, as highly recommended in banking and financial services; and,
  • Peer review rated in LexisNexis Martindale-Hubble for high to very high legal ability and very high ethical standards.
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Peter is a senior partner in McMillan's Financial Services Group and is the co-chair of the firm's Project Finance, Infrastructure and Energy Group. His practice is focused on corporate finance with an emphasis on project finance, public private and structured finance. Peter's practice is primarily devoted to advising consortia, arrangers, lenders and other participants in connection with P3 infrastructure projects and advising developers and equity participants in connection with renewable energy projects. He also has many years of experience providing advice to both lenders and financial intermediaries in connection with the structuring and completion of domestic and international finance transactions.

Peter is also a member of McMillan Vantage LP

March 2011
High yield debt returns!
Corporate Finance Bulletin
March 2007
Calgary Ring Road PPP Reaches Financial Close
Projects Bulletin
January 22, 2014
Ownership and Contractual Structures
Schulich School of Business, York University