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Fengate hires infra legal specialist

Anne Stewart joins the Vancouver real assets investor having worked on a range of projects including the Sea to Sky Highway, A25 and A30 highways and the Champlain Bridge in Quebec.

Fengate Real Asset Investments has hired Anne Stewart, a lawyer specialising in infrastructure, to work on project financings and contract negotiations.

The Vancouver-based private equity firm, with offices in the US and Australia, said Stewart will work closely with the firm’s general counsel, Heather Crawford. Stewart will be responsible for providing legal and business advice on deal transactions and business arrangements.

Stewart is leaving the law firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP to join Fengate. She has experience working on a range of infrastructure projects in Canada, including the Sea to Sky Highway, A25 and A30 highways and Champlain Bridge in Quebec, Royal Victoria Hospital, and the Ottawa Light Rail Transit.

“Having worked with us on many projects, Anne is already embedded with Fengate's strategic approach and priorities, providing a seamless transition with our current plans and investments. Her addition to our team is a perfect fit,” said Fengate chief executive Lou Serafini Jr.

Stewart has been recognised by a number of legal publications as a leading business lawyer and was named by the Vancouver Corporate Governance Practice as one of its Best Lawyers’ 2016 award winners. She also serves on the Transportation Investment Corporation and the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships.

Fengate is a real asset investment firm with a focus on infrastructure, real estate and private equity with $2.9 billion of assets under management. Its renewable energy portfolio includes solar, wind, hydro and biomass projects in Canada and the UK.