Myron B. Dzulynsky

Myron Dzulynsky is a transaction lawyer with broad sectoral experience, with a particular focus on the energy and infrastructure sector. He is highly regarded for his creative structuring skills, as well as his ability to lead complex and difficult transactions. Myron's clients include lenders, institutional equity investors, developers, and Indigenous partners.

Myron is rated by major legal directories such as Lexpert and Legal 500 Canada, and speaks and publishes on various topics. He is also the recipient of a Client Choice Award. He is currently the vice-chair of the Economic Working Group of the Hydrogen Business Counsel.

Within Gowling WLG, Myron is co-leader of the firm's global Hydrogen Group, a member of the Energy, and Infrastructure Groups, the former co-head of Toronto's Business Law Department, and the former head of the firm's Investment Funds and Private Equity Group.

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Some of the recent transactions with which Myron has been involved include:

  • Representing strategic investor in connection with joint venture with sovereign wealth fund relating to acquisition of Latin American refinery and logistics assets
  • Representing Alberta Teachers Retirement Fund in connection with negotiation of investment management arrangements with Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCO) and transition of $20B+ assets to AIMCO management
  • Representing lender in respect of various infrastructure projects
  • Representing Workers Safety Insurance Board in respect of transfer of $10B of assets to pooled funds managed by Investment Management Corporation of Ontario
  • Representing CBRE Caledon in respect of structuring and implementation of various infrastructure and power acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactions on behalf of funds and segregated accounts managed by CBRE Caledon
  • Representing Forum Capital in connection with various acquisitions, investments and joint venture matters.
  • Representing indigenous economic development association in connection with prospective development of power transmission facility
  • Representing indigenous community in connection with prospective road development
  • Representing CGL First Nations Limited Partnership in respect of potential equity participation in Coastal GasLink Pipeline
  • Representing power developer in connection with respect to structuring and implementing joint ventures and synthetic equity structures involving First Nations
  • Representing shareholder of wealth manager in connection with structuring and implementing unique business arrangements across multiple related and unrelated corporations
  • Representing private corporation in respect of $500 million reorganization to resolve shareholder disputes
  • Representing Alpha Corporation in connection with acquisition by CVC Capital Partners Fund VI
  • Representing Latin American-focused private equity fund with respect to various acquisitions and financings
  • Represented sponsor in connection with financing of development of solar and pump storage project in Latin America by World Bank related fund
  • Representing Henvey Inlet First Nation in connection with 300 MW wind farm on Eastern Georgian Bay
  • Representing lenders in connection with iCON Infrastructure acquisition of Capstone Infrastructure Corporation for $480 million
  • Representing Grafton Asset Management in connection with creation of Canadian Non-Operating Resources LP in joint venture with Riverstone and sovereign wealth fund investor, and in connection with various downstream transactions
  • Representing KKR in connection with Euro397 million global renewable energy partnership with Acciona
  • Representing XYZ Storage in connection with various storage acquisitions, financing and related matters
  • Representing one of the founding clients of Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) in connection with creation of IMCO and transfer of $30B of assets to IMCO management
  • Representing NextEra Energy in joint venture with Enbridge and Borealis in respect of East-West Tie transmission line
  • Representing Macquarie funds in connection with various transactions, including financing of Midtown Tunnel Project, Virginia, USA, joint venture with Skanska in connection with Virginia tunnel project;  sale of AltaLink (transmission) to SNC-Lavalin, sale of Aqujarion (water utility) to bcIMC
  • Representing Greystone Infrastructure Fund in connection with US renewables acquisition
  • Representing design builders in Montreal hospital P3 project;
  • Representing sponsor in connection with detention centre P3 project in Canada;
  • Representing various purchasers in renewables investments in Canada;
  • Representing pension fund investors in connection with investments in Northern American and Canadian focused infrastructure real estate funds;
  • Representing Alberta Investment Management Corporation in connection with $2 billion joint venture acquisition of Canadian real estate portfolio from ING;
  • Representing fund sponsors in connection with private equity fund formation, including Macquarie Group Limited, JP Morgan, Fengate Capital Management, Aureos Advisors, Victoria Capital, IFM, Greystone;
  • Representing Macquarie Essential Assets Partnership on various matters, including the acquisition of AltaLink LP, the operator of a major electricity transmission utility in Alberta, the acquisition of an interest in Michigan Electricity Transmission Company LLC, the operator of a major electricity transmission utility in the State of Michigan, the construction of a natural gas electricity generation plant in Western Canada, the refurbishment of the Sea-to-Sky highway between Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, the acquisition of Aquarion Company, a U.S. water company, and in respect of transactions in the electricity and gas distribution sectors in Canada and the U.S.;
  • Representing distressed lending fund in connection with restructuring of casino operator
  • Representing Deutsche Bank in connection with the financing of a bid to acquire BCE Inc.;
  • Representing Macquarie Infrastructure Partners on various matters, including in connection with the acquisition of port facilities in Nova Scotia and British Columbia, the construction of the A-25 Highway Project in Quebec, the acquisition of interests in Indiana Toll Road, Chicago Skyway, Dulles Greenway, South Bay Greenway, Duchesne Light Holdings, Puget Sound Energy;
  • Representing New World Gaming Partners Inc., a joint venture between Macquarie Group Limited and Crown Limited (formerly Publishing and Broadcasting Limited) in connection with its acquisition of Gateway Casinos Income Fund, certain subsidiaries of Gateway Casinos Inc. and Star of Fortune Gaming (B.C.) Corp.;
  • Representing Riseley Gaming in connection with a consortium to finance and build a casino in New Brunswick;
  • Representing Macquarie and Crown Gaming in connection with $1.37 billion take-over of Gateway Casinos
  • Representing Bruce Power Inc. in connection with various matters, including the reorganization of Bruce Power LP in connection with the refurbishment of nuclear reactors in Ontario;
  • Representing British Energy plc in the formation of Huron Wind LP, a joint venture operator of a wind farm adjacent to the Bruce Power nuclear facility, and the sale of British Energy's interest in such facility; and
  • Representing Metcap Living Group, a private limited partnership group, in connection with the acquisition of a 39 property multi-family portfolio, and the subsequent $700 million disposition of such sale to El Ad Group.

Myron has also had extensive experience on projects in Eastern Europe, and was involved in the establishment of the Smith Lyons office in Ukraine in 1993.