We empower our clients with the top quality legal support that they need to achieve their most important objectives
Our Power Group consists of market-leading lawyers focused almost exclusively on the sector, offering a 360 degree view of the industry. For our clients, this means comprehensive advice that reflects the peculiarities of the sector, mitigates business risks, and advances even the most complex goals.
We have worked on more power projects than any other Canadian law firm. Our experience includes successfully advising on the development and/or financing of more than 100 power projects, and over 50 wind power projects in North America. We have seen every kind of transaction and project structure, and have helped devise unique legal solutions that have set precedents for the industry. With an unequalled understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the sector, we creatively solve complex legal issues, apply best practices, and foresee potential risks and challenges to protect our clients’ interests.
Our team offers:
- Categorical guidance: Our industry expertise is bolstered by our national and market-leading expertise across all areas relevant to the power sector, including project development and finance, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, construction, procurement, equipment supply, privatizations, regulatory, permitting, environmental, insurance, warranty arrangements, energy-related dispute resolution, and more. No matter the legal issue you are facing, and regardless of where you are facing it, we assemble the right team across offices and areas of specialty to deliver integrated legal advice and comprehensive, practical solutions.
- Specialized expertise: We regularly advise a broad range of industry participants on all generation technologies including hydro-electric, nuclear, wind, solar, thermal (including co-generation, combined cycle,biomass and landfill gas). We also have deep expertise in the rate-regulated areas of our industry, including transmission and distribution.
- Worldly insights: The projects on which we have worked extend beyond Canada’s borders to include countries such as the United States, Chile, Australia, the Philippines, Turkey, Taiwan, Mexico, Algeria, Jordan, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Burkina Faso and the United Kingdom. Our global perspective means that we offer best practices from around the world to help your project success.
We are proud to be Canada’s go-to law firm for legal expertise in the power industry and are rewarded by the successful outcomes we achieve and the value we generate for our clients.
Band 1 - Power
Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers
Band 1 - Energy & Natural Resources: Power
The Legal 500 - Canada
Tier 1 - Power
UK Legal 500
Leading firm: Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Energy: Electricity, Oil & Gas - Leading Firms
Euromoney’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers
International Financial Law Review
Ranked as leading law firm in Energy: Provincial Regulatory
Energy: Oil & Gas - Other Noted Firm
North America Transmission Deal of the Year: Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project
North America Utility Deal of the Year: ESAP Modernisation Project
Power Finance & Risk Awards – 2020
Canadian Deal of the Year and Hydro Deal of the Year: Northwestern Hydro
Power Finance & Risk Awards – 2020
Transmission Deal of the Year: Wataynikaneyap Power