Energy (Electrical Power)


Osler’s top-tier team of power legal professionals — our Group is ranked Band 1 in Chambers Canada, one of the world’s leading legal directories — have represented Canadian, U.S. and international clients on many of the highest profile transactions in the electricity sector. Our unparalleled transactional experience ensures our legal advisors have a cutting edge understanding of the relevant issues and the latest developments.  Osler’s expertise extends to every fuel source, from natural gas, wind, hydro, biomass, solar and nuclear to oil and coal, along with their unique commercial and policy drivers. In short, we understand the complexities of the regulatory frameworks and policy issues facing these industries. This knowledge, gained only through experience, assists our clients in anticipating pivotal developments, and allows clients to leverage Osler’s know-how and connections to plan, execute and complete their projects with the best possible outcome. Regardless of a project’s size, clients come to Osler when the project is critically important to their business.

We get results by working in close partnership with our clients and through our integrated legal team that advises on:

  • Aboriginal issues
  • Interconnection
  • Climate Change and Environmental Impact
  • Corporate structuring and partnerships
  • Power purchase agreements and related off-take arrangements
  • Engineering, procurement and construction contracts and equipment supply agreements
  • Project finance
  • Real Estate
  • Environmental and regulatory approvals
  • Tax

With more than 400 lawyers based in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Ottawa, Vancouver and New York, Osler has a cross-border presence that is one of our strengths and enables us to effectively represent U.S. and international companies doing business in Canada. 


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  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Energy: Power (Band 1); Energy: Provincial Regulatory – Alberta (Band 1); Energy: Provincial Regulatory – Ontario
    • "They provide high-level strategic advice, as well as detailed technical legal advice, and provide a seamless service across all relevant practice areas."
  • Chambers Canada Awards 2021: Named "Projects & Energy Law Firm of the Year”
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Energy: Power (Band 1)
    • "Osler’s highly regarded energy group has played an integral role in advising clients in many of the most significant and complex transactions and projects involving Canadian energy companies at home and abroad."
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