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. 

Related Expertise
  • Hydro One Limited

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

  • iCON Infrastructure

    iCON Infrastructure in its agreement to acquire Capstone Infrastructure for $480 million

  • Hydro One Limited

    Hydro One Limited in its $1.83 billion Initial Public Offering

  • Emera Inc.

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

  • 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.

  • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

    Atomic Energy of Canada Limited in the new nuclear procurement project in Ontario and refurbishment and retubing contracts for the restart of major nuclear generating stations including Units 1 and 2 of Bruce Power Nuclear Generating Station (Ontario), Point Lepreau Generating Station (New Brunswick), and Pickering A (Ontario).

  • Canadian Hydro Developers 

    Canadian Hydro Developers on the Dunvegan Hydro Electric Project (120 MW) on the Peace River, Alberta.

  • The Government of New Brunswick 

    The Government of New Brunswick in connection with the proposed sale of certain assets of NB Power to Hydro-Québec, including proposed heritage pool power supply and tolling arrangements.

  • HSH Nordbank 

    HSH Nordbank on the financing of Skypower’s Terrawinds Wind Energy Project in Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, and Aeolis Wind Power’s Bear Mountain Wind Park near Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016, recognized in the area of Energy: Power.

    • "They provide high-level strategic advice, as well as detailed technical legal advice, and provide a seamless service across all relevant practice areas."

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2015, Consistently Recommended in the area of Energy (Electricity), Toronto.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2015, Consistently Recommended in the area of Energy (Electricity), Calgary.