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

BMO Nesbitt Burns and TD Securities Inc., 2017

Acted for BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and TD Securities Inc., as placement agents, and The Toronto-Dominion Bank and Bank of Montréal, as lenders, in connection with the private placement of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.310% Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes due November 30, 2029 by, and the establishment of $33.5 million of credit facilities for, H2O Power Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Public Sector Pension Investment Board and BluEarth Renewables Inc., that owns and operates eight hydroelectric generating facilities in Ontario with a total installed capacity of approximately 142 MW. H2O Power Limited Partnership is the third largest provider of hydroelectric power in Ontario.

Fortis Inc., 2017

Acted for Fortis Inc. in connection with its $500-million direct registered offering of common shares to a U.S. institutional investor. The shares were sold pursuant to a cross-border shelf prospectus filed by Fortis under the multi-jurisdictional disclosure system.

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