Energy

Utilities and energy businesses transforming to meet changing customer, stakeholder and geopolitical demands need experienced legal advisers to help chart a clear path. We deliver sophisticated advice and practical solutions to get you to the finish line.

Whether you’re undertaking a critical capital project or making a strategic acquisition in a dynamic energy sector, we understand the complex challenges involved. Our experience extends from construction and financing to public-private partnerships, and from environmental and regulatory compliance to M&A transactions, spanning all energy sectors. Whether you’re in electricity, oil & gas, nuclear or renewable energy, we’ve immersed ourselves in your issues and have first-hand expertise to clarify the most complicated situations.

That’s why a wide range of industry participants in Canada and abroad – both public and private, including generators and utilities, purchasers, sellers, lenders and government entities – rely on our lawyers to negotiate and structure complex deals and navigate regulatory environments. Backed by our insights and experience in M&A, finance, competition, tax planning, environmental law, Indigenous relations and energy-related disputes, you’re that much closer to achieving your most ambitious goals.

Representative Work

Fortis Inc., 2017

Acted for Fortis Inc. in connection with its issuance of an aggregate principal amount of approximately US$2 billion of registered notes in exchange for notes previously issued to U.S. investors on a private placement basis. The new notes issued as a result of the exchange offer were qualified by a prospectus supplement under a cross-border shelf prospectus filed under the multi-jurisdictional disclosure system.

PSP Investments, 2017

Acted for PSP Investments in its strategic initiatives with Pattern Energy Group Inc., including (i) the acquisition of a 9.9% interest in Pattern Energy; (ii) the joint venture between PSP and Pattern Energy to co-invest in various renewable projects; (iii) the joint acquisition with Pattern Energy of a 51% and 49% interest, respectively, in the 179 MW Meikle wind project in British Columbia and the 143 MW Mont Sainte-Marguerite wind project in Québec; and (iv) the acquisition of 49% of the Class B interests held by Pattern in the Panhandle 2 wind project in Texas.

Key Contacts

Nicholas C. Williams
Nicholas C. Williams

Partner

416.863.5559

Sarah V. Powell
Sarah V. Powell

Partner

416.367.6931

James Reid
James R. Reid

Partner

416.367.6974

Hillel W. Rosen
Hillel W. Rosen

Partner

514.841.6443