Program Directors

Chris Bennett

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Richard Shaban

Senior Counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Divya Shah

Managing Director, Investments, Canada Infrastructure Bank

Eligible for

Public-private partnerships (P3s) are integral to infrastructure delivery in Canada.    

Newer models are emerging but classic P3s continue to be used in the marketplace, raising a series of common but perplexing legal risks, challenges and disputes among various stakeholders due to the complexity of the project documents and the risk transfer profile.

To ensure projects go smoothly and to proactively manage the associated risks and resolve disputes, it is essential that all professionals involved in infrastructure projects and procurement professionals – and their advisors – have a solid grasp of the latest in law and practice.

Over five intensive modules, you will learn from a multidisciplinary faculty of industry and legal experts. Focusing on real-world examples, you will engage in problem-solving exercises and group discussions to develop the crucial knowledge and tools you need to support the creation of suitable legal risk management and dispute resolution practices, processes and procedures within the organization

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Examine the key elements, mechanisms and distinguishing features of the various P3 project models and the associated risks and benefits

Unpack a classic P3 project (Design-Build-Finance-Maintain), the key players and contract documents and review the procurement process from start to commercial close

Learn how to anticipate common but perplexing project issues unique to a classic P3 (and how to avoid them!)

Explore how and why the Canadian infrastructure delivery landscape intersects with politics, culture and Indigenous rights and communities

Discuss how recent global events, the pandemic and other crises impact infrastructure delivery and classic P3s in Canada

Develop strategies and tactics to better manage key legal risks and challenges arising during the day-to-day project administration in the construction, operations and maintenance phases – including communication, documentation, payment processes and flow of funds, delays, deductions, and overarching interface and integration systems concerns

Explore approaches for mitigating risk arising from rapidly changing technology, climate change and sustainability impacts and ongoing uncertainty in the marketplace

Examine the project dispute resolution processes and mechanisms available within classic P3s, and develop tactics for resolving disputes effectively at all stages, including when to initiate a rapid dispute process and when to escalate

Primers – Available on demand by October 10, 2024
Program includes access to a series of on demand primers covering foundational concepts:

  • Understanding the Canadian Infrastructure Delivery Landscape
  • Overview and Key Distinctions Among the Various Project Delivery Models Used in Canada
  • Summary of the Value for Money Analysis and Crucial Commercial and Financial Terms and Considerations

You will have unlimited access to these for 120-days, allowing you to review and re-examine core concepts at your pace.

Who Should Attend

Lawyers in private practice or in-house counsel


Business, finance, technical/operations and risk management professionals

Contractors, subcontractors, subtrades, service and other providers

Arbitrators and dispute resolution professionals

Insurers, consultants, advisors and stakeholders involved with infrastructure projects/improvements


Program Directors

Chris Bennett

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Richard Shaban

Senior Counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Divya Shah

Managing Director, Investments, Canada Infrastructure Bank

Advisory board

Jason Annibale

Partner, McMillan LLP

Jody Becker

Chief Strategy Officer, EVP Infrastructure Services & Technology, EllisDon

Ed Ng

Senior Vice President and Partner, Strategy and Transactions, Ernst & Young LLP

Marcia Oliver, CS, QArb

General Counsel and VP Legal, Bennett Group

Vickie Turnbull

Infrastructure and Project Finance Executive, and Board Member, Infrastructure Ontario

Agnes von Dem Hagen

Senior Vice President (Legal Services), Infrastructure Ontario

Andrew Wong

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP



View the 2023 program brochure and agenda.


Oct 24, 25, 28, 29 & 30, 2024

$3,995 + TAX


October 24, 2024

10:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

October 25, 2024

10:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

October 28, 2024

10:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

October 29, 2024

10:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

October 30, 2024

10:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

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Certificate Requirements

To receive an Osgoode Certificate, you must complete all program modules (live or by viewing archive), view all primers and successfully complete an online assessment, all within 30 days of the last module.

CPD and Accreditation

Please Note

Final CPD accreditation has yet to be confirmed. The hours below are for the 2023 iteration of the program and should be used as an estimate only. Confirmed hours will be available soon.

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
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Substantive31h 30m
Substantive31h 30m

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