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Peter Willis is an accomplished lawyer with a diverse practice in project finance, structured finance and financial services law. With extensive expertise in finance relating to a variety of infrastructure projects, Peter is recognized as a leading lawyer in project finance by Chambers Canada (2021).

Advising consortia, arrangers, lenders and other participants in connection with public-private partnership (P3) projects, Peter often assists developers and equity participants in the renewable energy space. He also has many years of experience providing counsel to both lenders and financial intermediaries in connection with the structuring and completion of domestic and international finance transactions.



Speaking Engagements

Ownership and Contractual Structures Schulich School of Business, York University

January 22, 2014

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Rankings & Recognition

  • Recognized by Chambers Global (2021) as a leading lawyer in the area of Project Finance
  • Recognized by the Best Lawyers in Canada (2021) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Equipment Finance Law, Project Finance Law and Structured Finance Law
  • Recognized by Chambers Canada (2021) as a leading lawyer in the area of Project Finance
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2020 as a leader in Project Finance
  • Recognized in the 2020 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers as a Leading Infrastructure Lawyer
  • Recognized in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the areas of Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing, Banking & Financial Institutions, Infrastructure Law and Project Finance
  • Recognized by Chambers Global (2020) as a leading lawyer in the area of Project Finance
  • Recognized by IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2020 as Highly Regarded in Project Finance
  • Recognized by Chambers Canada (2020) as a leading lawyer in the area of Project Finance
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2020) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Equipment Finance Law, Project Finance Law, and Structured Finance Law
  • 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
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2019 as a leader in Project Finance;
  • Recognized in the 2019 Lexpert/ROB Infrastructure – Special Edition as one of Canada’s Leading Infrastructure lawyers;
  • Recognized in the 2019 Lexpert/ROB Energy – Special Edition as one of Canada’s Leading Energy lawyers;
  • 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;
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2019) Edition in the practice areas of Equipment Finance Law, Project Finance Law and Structured Finance Law;
  • 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;
  • 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.

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Finance and Leasing Association

Education & Admissions

1991
Called to the Ontario bar
1991
MBASchulich School of Business, York University
1988
LLBOsgoode Hall Law School

Publications

OSFI Ruling Creates New Opportunities for Foreign-Based Monoline Insurers“, Projects Bulletin (November 2007)

Calgary Ring Road PPP Reaches Financial Close“, Projects Bulletin (March 2007)