Energy (Electrical Power)

Overview

Osler’s top tier team of power legal professionals 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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Paula Olexiuk

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  • Hydro One Limited

    Hydro One Limited in connection with its merger with Avista Corporation with an acquisition cost of $6.7 billion

  • Hydro One Limited

    Hydro One Limited in its offering of $1.4 billion 4.00% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures represented by installment receipts.

  • Pattern Energy

    Pattern Energy invests US$60 million in Pattern Development and forms strategic relationship with PSP Investments

  • Kineticor

    Kineticor closed $125 million convertible debt and equity financing commitment from OPTrust and the acquisition of a partially constructed 690 MW cogeneration plant located near Peace River, Alberta from Shell Canada.

  • Emera Inc.

    Emera Inc. in connection with concurrent offerings for $6.2 billion

  • Hydro One Limited

    Hydro One Limited in its $1.97 billion secondary offering of common shares

  • Emera Inc.

    Emera Inc. in its US$10.4 billion acquisition of TECO Energy Inc. and $1.9 billion Bought Deal Offering of Convertible Debentures

  • Hydro One Limited

    Hydro One Limited in its $1.83 billion Initial Public Offering

  • Meikle Wind Energy LP, an affiliate of Pattern Energy

    Development and Financing of the Meikle Wind Energy Project

  • Pure Energies Group Inc.

    Pure Energies Group Inc., in relation to its sale to NRG Energy, Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of approximately $10 billion.

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  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2010-2017, Calgary, Alberta, Osler ranked in the area of Energy (Electricity) practice as Repeatedly recommended.
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2017, Toronto, Ontario, Osler ranked in the area of Energy (Electricity) practice as Consistently recommended.
  • The Legal 500, 2015-2017, recognized in the area of  Energy: Power.
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers in Business, 2013-2017, recognized in the area of Energy: Power.
    • "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."
  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers in Business, 2016-2017, recognized in the area of Energy: Power.
    • "They have in-house expertise in all areas." 
    • "They provide high-level strategic advice, as well as detailed technical legal advice, and provide a seamless service across all relevant practice areas."
  • Who’s Who Legal, 2016, recognized in the area of Energy.
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2012-2016, Osler lawyers recognized in the area of Energy Law.
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2014-2016, Osler lawyers recognized in the area of Energy Regulatory Law.