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Mar 2019
March 15, 2019

IJGlobal Names Gordie Howe International Bridge 2018 Deal of the Year

Warner Serves as U.S. Counsel to Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

The Gordie Howe International Bridge project has been named the 2018 North American Road Deal of the Year by IJGlobal.

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP is honored to serve as the U.S. legal advisor to the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority on the $5.7 billion CAN (estimated $4.4 billion US) agreement to design, build, finance, operate and maintain this historic project that will link the United States and Canada. This is the third international infrastructure award the project has received this year.
The Gordie Howe International Bridge was selected for the organization’s prestigious awards. IJGlobal is the leading online database of infrastructure and project finance transactions and assets, providing expertise and insights that provides detailed information on financial structure, policy, pricing and key players influencing transactions and trends. 
The IJGlobal Awards have celebrated excellence and innovation in the international infrastructure and energy sectors for the past 16 years. Each year, the IJGlobal Awards Winners are announced in the Americas, Europe and Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. The Bridge received the Deal of the Year Award yesterday at one of the organization’s 2018 international award dinners.
“We are again honored that the Gordie Howe International Bridge has been selected out of many deserving infrastructure projects to receive this Global award,” said Timothy L. Horner, project lead and chair of Warner’s Infrastructure and P3 Practice Group. “It has been a true privilege to serve as U.S. legal counsel to Canada and WDBA for this groundbreaking project.”
Warner partner Charlie Goode added: “It has been a privilege and an honor for us to be involved with this project as U.S. legal counsel to Canada and WDBA. We are grateful and proud to see the project receive this award.”
Nearly 60 Warner attorneys have worked with more than a dozen governmental partners and stakeholders on the public-private partnership project for more than a decade. Warner attorneys concentrated on all U.S. law aspects of the project, including:
  • The 2012 crossing agreement between Canada and Michigan
  • The 2015 U.S. federal plaza arrangement between the governments of Canada, the United States and Michigan
  • Long-term leases between WDBA, Michigan and the U.S. government
  • Litigation
  • P3 procurement, governance, real estate, environmental, permitting, utility agreements, government affairs and other legal matters
For more information on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, visit
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