Daniel A. Ford

Daniel A. Ford

Partner
Toronto: 416.865.7372
Fax 416.865.7380

Education

LLB, 1987
University of Ottawa

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1989

Overview

Daniel Ford’s practice focuses on public infrastructure projects, project finance and financial services matters. He has extensive experience representing lenders, sponsors, governmental authorities, borrowers and developers on a broad range of public infrastructure financing and development transactions, primarily in the area of public-private partnerships (PPP) and alternative financing and procurement (AFP). In addition, Dan has acted in a number of commercial construction and project development transactions.

Dan has extensive commercial lending experience, acting for both lenders and borrowers in large and medium structured finance transactions, syndicated/club loans, bond and note financings. He has also acted on the solicitor side of a number of high-profile insolvency and restructuring matters.

Dan has been involved in representing shareholders, partners, owners and managers in a number of corporate and partnership formation transactions and in the structuring, negotiation and preparation of asset and share purchase and sale agreements, joint venture agreements, servicing agreements, and leasing and licensing agreements.

Representative Work

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Recognition

Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in banking and finance law (2012-2017)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in Canada, project finance; Canada, projects: PPP and infrastructure (2016-2017)

Law Business Research's Who's Who Legal—Leading lawyer in project finance (2015)

Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal Canada—Leading lawyer in public procurement (2013-2014) project finance (2013) and government contracts (2015)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Leading lawyer in banking and finance (2008-2014); projects: project finance (2014-2016); projects: PPP (2014-2016); and projects: PPP & infrastructure (2013)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in project finance (2011-2014)

Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in project finance (2014)

Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Project Finance Lawyers—Leading project finance lawyer (2012-2013)

Legal Media Group/Euromoney's IFLR1000 Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms—Leading lawyer in banking law (2007)

Insights

Public Financing and Private Project Financing of Infrastructure

Speaker, Osgoode Professional Development Centre, Osgoode Hall Law School

The Role of Capital Markets in P3 Financing

Torys' Capital Markets 2013 Mid-Year Report

Public-Private Partnerships: The Canadian Experience

Speaker, Canada-Taiwan Public Infrastructure Conference, 2012, Taipei

Public-Private Partnerships for Water Infrastructure

Presentation on Water Finance, School of the Environment, University of Toronto

Media

Professional Involvement

Before joining Torys, Dan was a partner at another major Toronto firm.