Our Energy team is a cross-disciplinary group of lawyers experienced in all aspects of complex energy projects and transactions. We have developed extensive expertise in the construction, financing and related aspects of projects involving electricity and natural gas transmission and distribution assets, as well as the oil, gas, nuclear, hydroelectric, wind, solar and other renewable sectors. We bring our unparalleled M&A skills to a wide range of energy transactions involving the private and public sectors. Our breadth of experience in the energy sector enables us to provide sophisticated advice and find practical solutions to achieve our clients' business objectives.

Our Clients

We act for a wide range of industry participants including domestic and international developers, purchasers, sellers, lenders and government entities. We work with all key stakeholders including regulators, transmission and distribution utilities, municipalities and community and Aboriginal groups. Our clients rely on us to organize and coordinate the teams of legal, financial, accounting and technical experts needed to successfully complete their transactions. We negotiate and structure complex transactions and navigate the regulatory environment both in Canada and abroad, advising clients on:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions, including public take-over bids and arrangements, share and asset purchases, major divestitures, strategic investments and restructurings;
  • Financings, including private equity investments, bank-led project financings and Canadian and cross-border public offerings (including IPOs) and private placements;
  • Negotiation of joint ventures and resource development agreements;
  • Project development, structuring, financing and permitting;
  • Public-private partnerships;
  • Tax planning for project structures;
  • Energy contracts and emissions trading;
  • Environmental and regulatory compliance;
  • Competition Act and Investment Canada Act compliance;
  • Opportunities under Ontario's new Green Energy Act; and
  • Community and Aboriginal relations.


Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Energy: Power (Transactional)

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Energy: Power (Transactional)

The Legal 500: Canada—Energy: Power

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Energy (Electricity): Toronto

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers

The Best Lawyers in Canada

  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law

Recent Work

  • Project financing of the BeamLight Solar Project located in Georgina, Ontario
  • Project financing of the Alfred Solar Project located in Alfred and Plantagenet, Ontario


Key Contacts

James Reid James R. Reid
Sarah Powell Sarah V. Powell
Hillel Rosen Hillel W. Rosen