Dates: October 1 - 3, 2023
Location: Barcelona, Spain
The Forum is an annual gathering of 48 senior in-house counsel from the largest institutional investors and preeminent lawyers from across the globe, to address emerging risks and challenges in direct investments in major infrastructure projects around the world.
Using candid, peer-driven discussion, this Forum explores trends and developments in foreign infrastructure investments, to discern best practices for successfully completing transactions and address the long term risks facing investors.
This advisory group of leading practitioners drafted the Agenda and personally nominated all invitees to the Forum.
John is a corporate partner who advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, with a focus on the Energy and Infrastructure sector. He advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, co-investments and carve-outs, often with a cross-border element.
John previously worked at OMERS Infrastructure, one of the world’s leading infrastructure investors, as Managing Director and global co-head of legal.
Selin Bastin is Vice President and Divisional General Counsel at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments). With over 20 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer, Selin has extensive expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities law. Since joining PSP Investments in 2006, she has played a key role in ensuring continued effectiveness of deal execution on the legal side.
Selin is currently responsible for legal matters in the Private Equity, Infrastructure and Credit Investments asset classes.
Prior to joining PSP Investments, Selin worked at Stikeman Elliott in the Corporate Law department, where she specialized in M&A.
She holds a BCL and an LLB from McGill Law School and a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University.
Krista is the co-head of the Infrastructure and Energy practice, as well as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.
Krista has deep experience in complex, innovative, first-of-kind transactions and projects. With robust insight into all types of energy projects and infrastructure asset classes, she regularly leads large teams working to advance significant projects and transactions. Krista is also an accomplished lead negotiator and has extensive experience advising multiple stakeholders with respect to their complex projects and transactions.
Jim is a lawyer with over twenty-five years’ experience in infrastructure and private equity investments and funds. He has worked in 3i’s Infrastructure Team since 2007 and heads a legal team with responsibilities for legal risk management, legal and regulatory aspects of new investment, portfolio management, fund structuring, and equity and debt raising by 3i and its fund clients.
Jim joined 3i in 1998, initially working with the UK investment business and subsequently for the wider 3i corporate group.
Jim qualified as a solicitor and worked at international private equity and M&A law firm Ashurst from 1993 to 1998.
Emma is Senior Forum Director and Financial Services Lead at Cambridge Executive Connections (CEC), a subsidiary of Cambridge Forums, Inc. Naturally curious and a lifelong learner, Emma has developed and managed a variety of meetings in both the profit and non-profit sectors. Before joining Cambridge, Emma was Assistant Vice President, Global Marketing at State Street in Canada, where she spent close to two decades of her career, offering her a great depth of knowledge and understanding of the financial and investment sectors. In Emma’s current role, she leads CEC’s Financial Services portfolio, including programs for institutional investors, banking, private funds, risk, and governance professionals.
The Forum offers a private environment for leading legal practitioners to share insights on market practices and build valuable connections with key players from around the world.
"Best conference I have ever been to, hands down. The format, content, attendee participation and quality of the attendees are top-notch. And Cambridge makes it smooth and easy for attendees."Jared Fontaine Partner Torys LLP New York
"The Forum is a collection of in-house counsel and external advisors who come together to hash through timely issues impacting global infrastructure investors."Jennifer Guerard Senior Managing Director & Head of Legal OMERS Infrastructure Toronto
"The Forum is just that “a forum” not a conference; it’s a Forum to share ideas, experiences and knowledge between top professionals."Carlos Facha Lara General Counsel Impulsora del Desarrollo y el Empleo en América Latina (IDEAL) Naucalpan de Juárez
" Spending time with peers in this small setting was very valuable to better understanding how different institutions across different jurisdictions are managing a variety of similar issues. The Forum was a great investment. I came out of it as a better practitioner across our relatively close global infrastructure market."John D. Franchini Partner Milbank LLP New York