Bennett Jones LLP

Energy: Power Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for Stands out for its strength in the power market in Alberta, as well as in British Columbia, where the firm advises on significant commercial projects. Also assists with compliance and other regulatory matters in connection with a range of energy projects. Clients include domestic and international electricity producers, suppliers, municipalities and transmission developers. The team offers additional expertise in renewable energy and construction, as well as advising on divestitures and acquisitions of energy assets.

Strengths"They were professional, prompt and responsive, which is one of the biggest values. They provided strategic advice and were able to lead us through the process," explained one client.

Another source noted: "They utilise the different strengths of the individual partners to improve their overall, well-rounded strength."

Work highlights Represented Canadian Utilities on the CAD835 million sale of its portfolio of fossil fuel-based electricity generation interests.

Notable practitioners

David Macaulay
is "quick to understand problems and spend time with clients,"noted one source. Head of the firm's power and renewable energy group, he provides significant expertise in power project development and M&A.

Loyola Keough
represents clients across Western Canada before both provincial and federal regulators. He acts on a wide range of regulatory matters impacting the electricity and natural resources sectors. Clients say: "He's great to work with."