Daniel A. Ford

Daniel A. Ford

Toronto: 416.865.7372
Fax 416.865.7380


LLB, 1987
University of Ottawa

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1989 Northwest Territories, 2021


Daniel’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). 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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Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in project finance; projects: PPP & infrastructure (2016-2019); project finance (2016-2021)

Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in projects: project finance (2014-2021); projects: PPP & infrastructure (2013-2019); banking and finance (2008-2014)

The Legal 500 Canada—Leading lawyer in infrastructure and projects (2019-2021)

Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in banking and finance law and project finance law (2012-2022)

Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in project finance (2014, 2019, 2021)

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in project finance (2011-2021); infrastructure law (2017-2021); banking & financial institutions (2018-2021)

Who’s Who Legal—Leading Canadian lawyer in public procurement (2013-2014); project finance (2012-2013, 2015); and government contracts (2015)

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Leading lawyer in banking law (2007)


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


Professional Involvement

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