Peter Westcott is a highly sought after commercial lawyer, known for his keen negotiation skills and practical approach.
Pete has participated in numerous Public-Private Partnership (P3) and Alternative Finance and Procurement (AFP) transactions. He has advised Canadian and cross-border proponents and investors on project financings and on the design and construction of a wide range of P3 transactions, including contracts with public authorities and construction and service subcontracts, in sectors as diverse as healthcare, transit and energy.
As part of the Bennett Jones team, Peter acted as legal counsel on behalf of the Government of Bermuda on the award winning L.F. Wade International Airport Redevelopment Project to structure, renegotiate and document this innovative infrastructure project. The Government of Bermuda was awarded North America Airport Deal of the Year at the 2017 IJGlobal Magazine Awards.
Peter also served as part of the successful team representing Alberta PowerLine and ATCO Electric Ltd. on the Ft. McMurray West 500kV Transmission Line. This exceptional project was the recipient of the North America Transmission/Distribution Deal of the Year at the 2017 IJGlobal Magazine Awards and of the 2017 P3 Deal of the Year for the Americas, awarded by Project Finance International.
“He has great negotiating skills, and is very practical. We consider him an incredibly responsive and trusted advisor. He is always happy to provide candid feedback.”
Peter also acts for participants in the Canadian securitization market and issuers and underwriters in public offerings of securities. He advises in the securitization of a range of asset classes, funded by issuances in the public and private markets in Canada and the United States.