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Canadian Energy Perspectives  Canadian Energy Perspectives Blog

The electricity or power sector in Canada and around the world is undergoing a period of immense growth. Increasing demand for power and aging infrastructure are forcing many jurisdictions to build new or replace existing generation, transmission and distribution facilities.

With many of the most experienced lawyers in the power sector in Canada, our Power Group is ready to assist you. Our power specialists are located across the country. We are able to quickly assemble a multidisciplinary team from across our offices who are experienced in working together on complex power projects.

Our expertise covers power project development and finance, mergers & acquisitions, utility restructuring, privatizations and procurement and sales arrangements.

Our experience includes a wide range of generation technologies including co-generation, combined cycle, hydro-electric, nuclear, biomass, wind, solar and landfill gas.

We understand the complexities of developing, structuring, financing and operating successful power projects. Drawing on our wide breadth of experience in the power sector, we are able to provide practical and timely advice and we take a hands-on approach to resolving issues. Having acted on the financing of more than 75 power projects, our experience is unsurpassed in Canada.

We have a strong reputation, nationally and internationally, in developing and financing wind power projects. We have represented lenders, investors or developers in more than 25 North American wind power projects. We have also advised on a wide range of power projects beyond North America in countries such as Chile, Australia, the Philippines, Turkey, Taiwan, Mexico, Algeria, Jordan, Zimbabwe and the UK.

We advise on legal, policy and strategic issues, applying our industry knowledge to assist clients in realizing strategic objectives and to negotiate and finalize transaction documents to implement their business requirements.

We also draw on the strength of our firm’s other practice areas, such as real estate, environmental law, clean technology, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, and financial services, to meet the full range of your legal needs.

Our reputation as a leader in energy law is recognized by global directories such as Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers; the International Financial Law Review; Euromoney’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers; The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory; and the UK Legal 500.


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For more information, please contact:

CALGARY

Craig N. Spurn
403-260-3525
cspurn@mccarthy.ca
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LONDON, UK

Robert J. Brant
+44 (0)20 7786 5701
rbrant@mccarthy.ca
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MONTRÉAL

Daniel Bénay
514-397-4168
dbenay@mccarthy.ca
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Marc Dorion, Q.C., Ad. E.
514-397-5676
mdorion@mccarthy.ca
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QUÉBEC

Marc Dorion, Q.C., Ad. E.
418-521-3007
mdorion@mccarthy.ca
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TORONTO

David A.N. Lever
416-601-7655
dlever@mccarthy.ca
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VANCOUVER

Michael E. Mitchell
604-643-7937
mmitchell@mccarthy.ca
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Robin Sirett
604-643-7911
rsirett@mccarthy.ca
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