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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Energy: Power

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What the team is known for

Blake, Cassels & Graydon operates a well-regarded national power practice with particular strength in Calgary, Toronto and Montréal. The group successfully draws on the multidisciplinary expertise of colleagues across the firm to offer clients a wide-ranging service across jurisdictions, including support on cross-border transactions and international PPAs. The team is regularly called on by some of the major players in the conventional and renewable energy sectors to provide commercial and project finance advice. It also represents clients before regulatory boards in Alberta, BC, Québec and Ontario.

Strengths

Sources observe the team "has a deep pool of very specialised individuals," adding: "There is someone for any topic that comes up."

Interviewees appreciate that the lawyers "want to fully understand a client’s needs before digging into a matter."

Work highlights

A Blakes team led by Scott Clarke advised BluEarth Renewables on the acquisition of the 23 MW Suffield Solar Project.

Notable practitioners

Calgary-based Terri-Lee Oleniuk is sought out for her counsel on the regulatory aspects of renewable project developments, appearing before the Alberta Utilities Commission regarding project applications and regulatory disputes.
"Terri-Lee Oleniuk has quite a long history of successfully permitting wind farms in Alberta and is well respected in the industry as well as by the Alberta Utilities Commission."

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Energy: Power

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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Location

199 Bay Street

Suite 4000

Commerce Court West

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

M5L 1A9

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Energy: Power (Regulatory)


Terri-Lee Oleniuk
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