Timothy John Murphy 

Co-Chair, Aboriginal, Government Relations, Project Finance, Infrastructure and Energy

Toronto  t: 416.865.7908 tim.murphy@mcmillan.ca

Timothy John Murphy

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7908
e: tim.murphy@mcmillan.ca

overview

Tim Murphy's practice focuses on transactions with a public component with a particular emphasis project finance, infrastructure, energy and on public private partnerships and on assisting governments and the private sector on broader public policy issues. In a wide array of areas, including infrastructure, energy and health care, Tim brings extensive experience in the public sector and combines it with expertise in project finance and construction law. Formerly Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada, Tim provided strategic advice and direction to the Cabinet, the Prime Minister and to senior levels of the public service. His public sector experience also includes serving as Chief of Staff to the Finance Minister of Canada, as a Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario and as a strategic advisor to governments at all levels.

As a lawyer, Tim has advised national and international clients in diverse areas including project finance, construction law, infrastructure and renewable energy, government procurement and bid practices generally. Tim is ranked in Projects by Chambers Global and PLC Which Lawyer. Canadian Legal Lexpert and IFLR 1000 ranks Tim as a "Leading Lawyer" in Project Finance. Tim was also nominated by in-house counsel and his peers to appear in the 1st edition of the Guide to the World's Leading Banking Finance and Transactional Attorneys in the field of Project Finance.

Tim is currently teaching the Law and Policy of Public Private Partnerships at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

Tim is currently Co-Chair of the firm's Project Finance, Infrastructure & Energy, Government Relations, Power and Aboriginal Law Groups.

Representative Matters

  • Counsel to Metrolinx with respect to the Air Rail Link transit project
  • Counsel to the successful private sector consortium in connection with each of the following:
    • the financing, design, construction and maintenance of the new Oakville Hospital Project
    • the design, building, financing and maintenance of the St. Thomas Consolidated Court House
    • the design, building, financing and maintenance of the Ontario Highway Services Centres Project
    • the building and financing of the Lakeridge Health Project
    • the building and financing of the Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation Henderson General Hospital
    • the building and financing of the Bluewater Health Capital Redevelopment Project in Sarnia, Ontario
    • the building and financing of the Rouge Valley Health System Project
    • the building and financing of the London Health/St. Joseph Health Centres
  • Counsel to private sector bidders in connection with:
    • Drivers' Examination Services Project
    • Barrie Transit Project
    • GO East Transportation Maintenance Facility Project
    • Billy Bishop Airport Tunnel Project
    • the Runnymede Healthcare Centre
    • the Credit Valley Hospital
    • Toronto South Detention Centre
  • Counsel to Infrastructure Ontario
  • Counsel to the lenders to the bidding consortium for Moncton Court House Project
  • Counsel to the owner/developer with respect to the construction of a $120 million warehouse Facility
  • Counsel to Export Development Canada with respect to loans to Chrysler Canada, Inc.
  • Counsel to the developers of photovoltaic electricity projects under the RESOP and FIT programs

Presentations

Alternative Delivery Symposium Outline
Public Private Partnerships
Infrastructure and PPP in Canada and Developing Countries
Infrastructure Development: Getting it Right in Myanmar
What Could Ontario's Evolving Long-term Plan Aspire to with Respect to RE/DG Penetration in the Power Mix?
Workshop on Implementing PPP projects in Sierra Leone
Public Policy Issues in PPP
Staying Right and Honourable: the corporate counsel's guide to dealing with media, government and the public
P3s as an Expedient Financing Vehicle - Public and Private Sector Perspectives
Debate Series: Two Sides of Contentious Issues Facing the Canadian P3 Market
Public Private Partnerships
second coming: the re-emergence of the Canadian bond market for P3 projects
Developing Successful Commercial Structures with Aboriginal Communities
Public Administrators' Management of Media Issues
Aboriginal Projects: Case Studies
Developing Aboriginal Cooperatives and Consortiums
Sustainability of GBEs – Why Projects Succeed and Fail
Partnership Agreements to Maximize Aboriginal Participation
Sustainability of GBEs – Why Projects Succeed and Fail
Public Private Partnerships: Construction Law Certificate Course
Presentation of the Sustainability of GBEs – Why Projects Succeed and Fail
Reflections and Observations on The Public Image of Lawyers
Effective Communication With Your Board

Publications

New regulation regarding the 450 MW block of wind energy in Quebec
Navigating C-45: Changes to a federal water act may open the gates to water infrastructure
What can we expect with changes to the Navigable Waters Act?
P3s in wastewater treatment facilities: opportunities for municipalities
6th Construction Financing Course
a little certainty for an uncertain process – Supreme Court confirms duty to consult not triggered or informed by adverse impacts from past actions (part I of II)1
Construction Law in Canada
4th Construction Financing Course
Financing Challenges for P3s After the Credit Crisis
A Renewable Energy Strategy for Canada
Domestic Content: Protectionism or the Wave of the Future
Presentation, P3 2009 CCPPP National Conference
Are Canadians Better Served by Majority or Minority Government?
Effectively Structuring and Managing Design Build Projects
The Power of Story in Social Change
Engaging and Negotiating with Aboriginal Communities
Realizing the Potential
Public Opinion and the Policy Environment: What's Coming?
Infrastructure Funding, P3s and Port Projects
Accountability and Political Decision-Making
Structuring and Managing Construction Risks in Public Private Partnerships
Alternative Construction Delivery Methods
Changes to the Federal Lobbyists Registration Act
The case for public-private partnerships in infrastructure
An Overview of the City of Toronto Lobbyist Registry and How it Applies to You and Your Client
City of Toronto Lobbyist Registry Comes into Effect
OSFI Ruling Creates New Opportunities for Foreign-Based Monoline Insurers
What Paul Martin can teach Gordon Brown
Calgary Ring Road PPP Reaches Financial Close
Municipal P3s: The challenge of building a municipal constituency
Noble Ambition

Education

  • York University, LLM - 2007
  • University of Toronto, LLB - 1987
  • Queen's University, BA - 1982

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 1989

Practices

public-private partnerships
financial services
project finance
construction
aboriginal law
gaming and lottery
government and public policy
government relations

Industries

infrastructure
alternative financing and procurement
construction
energy
public-private partnerships
banking, finance and insurance
renewables
transportation

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Board of Directors, Legal Aid Ontario
  • Board of Directors and Chair, Human Resources, Compensation and Pension Committee, Morguard Corporation
  • The Toronto Board of Trade, Municipal Performance Committee
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Member
  • Registered advisor and PPP Expert on the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Roster

Teaching Engagements

  • Adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law; JD and LLM courses in the Law and Policy of Public Private Partnerships

Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors, Ontario Stroke Network
  • Member, Board of Directors, Legal Aid Ontario
  • Former Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada

Awards & Rankings

  • Report on Business, September 2013 Issue, Lexpert® Ranked Lawyer
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014 "Leading Lawyer" in Project Finance and Construction 
  • Tim is ranked in Projects by Chambers Global, PLC Which Lawyer, Lexpert and IFLR 1000 ranks Tim as a "Leading Lawyer" in Project Finance
  • Tim was also nominated by in-house counsel and his peers to appear in the 1st edition of the Guide to the World's Leading Banking Finance and Transactional Attorneys in the field of Project Finance

Media Mentions

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Tim Murphy's practice focuses on transactions with a public component with a particular emphasis project finance, infrastructure, energy and on public private partnerships and on assisting governments and the private sector on broader public policy issues. In a wide array of areas, including infrastructure, energy and health care, Tim brings extensive experience in the public sector and combines it with expertise in project finance and construction law. Formerly Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada, Tim provided strategic advice and direction to the Cabinet, the Prime Minister and to senior levels of the public service. His public sector experience also includes serving as Chief of Staff to the Finance Minister of Canada, as a Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario and as a strategic advisor to governments at all levels.

As a lawyer, Tim has advised national and international clients in diverse areas including project finance, construction law, infrastructure and renewable energy, government procurement and bid practices generally. Tim is ranked in Projects by Chambers Global and PLC Which Lawyer. Canadian Legal Lexpert and IFLR 1000 ranks Tim as a "Leading Lawyer" in Project Finance. Tim was also nominated by in-house counsel and his peers to appear in the 1st edition of the Guide to the World's Leading Banking Finance and Transactional Attorneys in the field of Project Finance.

Tim is currently teaching the Law and Policy of Public Private Partnerships at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

Tim is currently Co-Chair of the firm's Project Finance, Infrastructure & Energy, Government Relations, Power and Aboriginal Law Groups.

  • Counsel to Metrolinx with respect to the Air Rail Link transit project
  • Counsel to the successful private sector consortium in connection with each of the following:
    • the financing, design, construction and maintenance of the new Oakville Hospital Project
    • the design, building, financing and maintenance of the St. Thomas Consolidated Court House
    • the design, building, financing and maintenance of the Ontario Highway Services Centres Project
    • the building and financing of the Lakeridge Health Project
    • the building and financing of the Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation Henderson General Hospital
    • the building and financing of the Bluewater Health Capital Redevelopment Project in Sarnia, Ontario
    • the building and financing of the Rouge Valley Health System Project
    • the building and financing of the London Health/St. Joseph Health Centres
  • Counsel to private sector bidders in connection with:
    • Drivers' Examination Services Project
    • Barrie Transit Project
    • GO East Transportation Maintenance Facility Project
    • Billy Bishop Airport Tunnel Project
    • the Runnymede Healthcare Centre
    • the Credit Valley Hospital
    • Toronto South Detention Centre
  • Counsel to Infrastructure Ontario
  • Counsel to the lenders to the bidding consortium for Moncton Court House Project
  • Counsel to the owner/developer with respect to the construction of a $120 million warehouse Facility
  • Counsel to Export Development Canada with respect to loans to Chrysler Canada, Inc.
  • Counsel to the developers of photovoltaic electricity projects under the RESOP and FIT programs
publications
February 2013
Navigating C-45: Changes to a federal water act may open the gates to water infrastructure
Water Canada
January 2013
What can we expect with changes to the Navigable Waters Act?
Water Canada
Volume 13, Number 1
January 2011
6th Construction Financing Course
Author, Managing Risk & Mastering Due Diligence
May 2010
Construction Law in Canada
Book, Co-Author, LexisNexis
January 2010
4th Construction Financing Course
Presentation, Financing Challenges for P3s
January 2010
Financing Challenges for P3s After the Credit Crisis
Paper, 4th Construction Financing Course
December 2009
Toronto lawyers unveil design-build project guide
Posted with permission from the Daily Commercial News and Construction Record
December 2009
A Renewable Energy Strategy for Canada
Moderator, Canadian Solar Industries Association Solar Conference 2009
December 2009
Domestic Content: Protectionism or the Wave of the Future
Moderator, Canadian Solar Industries Association Solar Conference 2009
December 2009
Presentation, P3 2009 CCPPP National Conference
November 30, 2009
Are Canadians Better Served by Majority or Minority Government?
November 25, 2009
Effectively Structuring and Managing Design Build Projects
Presented at the 19th Annual Construction SuperConference, The Canadian Institute
October 2009
The Power of Story in Social Change
Presentation: 2009 Maytree Leadership Conference
September 2009
Engaging and Negotiating with Aboriginal Communities
Presentation: Canadian Institute
September 2009
Realizing the Potential
Presentation: EUCI's Distributed Generation Using Renewable Energy Conference
September 2009
Public Opinion and the Policy Environment: What's Coming?
Presentation: 2009 Annual Conference, Ontario Energy Association
May 2009
Infrastructure Funding, P3s and Port Projects
Presentation to ACPA Port Government Interface in Ottawa, May 11, 2009
January 2009
Accountability and Political Decision-Making
Presentation: Yale University
November 2008
Alternative Construction Delivery Methods
With Jody K. Becker for the Ontario Bar Association: Hot Topics in Construction Law for the Commercial Solicitor - Continuing Legal Education
June 2008
Changes to the Federal Lobbyists Registration Act
Public Policy and Government Relations Bulletin
March 2008
The case for public-private partnerships in infrastructure
Canadian Public Administration Volume 51, No. 1 (March 2008) PP. 99-126
March 2008
An Overview of the City of Toronto Lobbyist Registry and How it Applies to You and Your Client
Presentation to the LSUC Municipal Law Conference
February 2008
City of Toronto Lobbyist Registry Comes into Effect
Law Society of Upper Canada Municipal Law Conference
Public Policy and Government Relations Bulletin
May 2007
What Paul Martin can teach Gordon Brown
Co-authored with Matt Browne for The Globe & Mail
March 2007
Calgary Ring Road PPP Reaches Financial Close
Projects Bulletin
January 2007
Noble Ambition
The Walrus Magazine - December/January 2007 Issue
presentations
December 2, 2013
Alternative Delivery Symposium Outline
Ontario Road Builders' Association
November 19, 2013
Public Private Partnerships
Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law
September 27, 2013
Infrastructure and PPP in Canada and Developing Countries
Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong
September 26, 2013
Infrastructure Development: Getting it Right in Myanmar
Myanmar Conference - Separating hope from hype: Assessing the Myanmar opportunity, Hong Kong
September 16, 2013
What Could Ontario's Evolving Long-term Plan Aspire to with Respect to RE/DG Penetration in the Power Mix?
Moderator, EUCI Conference - Securing Ontario's Distribution Grid of the Future - Together, Toronto, ON
July 9, 2013
Workshop on Implementing PPP projects in Sierra Leone
The World Bank Institute, Freetown, Sierra Leone
June 17, 2013
Public Policy Issues in PPP
The World Bank Institute, Peru
December 13, 2012
P3s as an Expedient Financing Vehicle - Public and Private Sector Perspectives
10th Construction Financing Conference
November 26, 2012
Debate Series: Two Sides of Contentious Issues Facing the Canadian P3 Market
The 20th annual CCPPP National Conference on Public-Private Partnerships, Toronto, ON
November 20, 2012
Public Private Partnerships
Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law
November 2012
second coming: the re-emergence of the Canadian bond market for P3 projects
World Infrastructure Summit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
October 30, 2012
Developing Successful Commercial Structures with Aboriginal Communities
The Canadian Institute's 5th Annual Forum on Engaging and Negotiating with Aboriginal Communities
October 10, 2012
Public Administrators' Management of Media Issues
Guest Speaker
September 17, 2012
Aboriginal Projects: Case Studies
Chair, SSX Ontario: Solar Summit and Expo
June 20, 2012
Developing Aboriginal Cooperatives and Consortiums
LSUC-OBA Aboriginal Economic Development
June 15, 2012
Sustainability of GBEs – Why Projects Succeed and Fail
Ryerson University's Advanced Management and Governance in GBEs – Leadership Series, Session IV
April 2012
Partnership Agreements to Maximize Aboriginal Participation
Powering Up: Aboriginal Energy Conference
November 2011
Public Private Partnerships: Construction Law Certificate Course
The Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law, Osgoode Hall Law School
October 2011
Presentation of the Sustainability of GBEs – Why Projects Succeed and Fail
Ryerson University's Advanced Management and Governance in GBEs – Leadership Series
June 2011
Reflections and Observations on The Public Image of Lawyers
Law Society of Upper Canada's Sixth Annual Solo and Small Firm Export
April 2011
Effective Communication With Your Board
Canadian Corporate Counsel Association