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Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Energy: Power

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What the team is known for

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg handles significant energy projects and transactions, with notable experience of M&A, capital markets and financing work. The power group is regularly involved in projects relating to the electricity, nuclear and renewable fields, representing clients from both the private and public sectors. The team often advises utilities, power developers, financial institutions and governmental entities. The firm provides additional strength in dispute resolution, construction and environmental law.

Strengths

Sources comment: "The team stands out for the accuracy of the advice it provides, the quality of the work it produces and the ability it has to produce deliverables under extremely tight timelines."

Interviewees refer to the "strong and experienced team" as "one of the most efficient law firms" in the market.

Work highlights

A Davies team led by Anthony Spadaro represented Axium Infrastructure in its equity investment in the Cascade Power Project, a 900 MW combined cycle natural gas power plant in Edson, Alberta.

Notable practitioners

Toronto-based Nicholas Williams is highly regarded for his expertise in project financing and infrastructure development, regularly handling transactional matters arising from the power sector. 
"Nicholas Williams is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced lawyer who approaches legal matters and negotiations from a very commercial and pragmatic perspective."

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Overview

Utilities and energy businesses transforming to meet changing customer, stakeholder and geopolitical demands need experienced legal advisers to help chart a clear path. We deliver sophisticated advice and practical solutions to get you to the finish line.

Whether you’re undertaking a critical capital project or making a strategic acquisition in a dynamic energy sector, we understand the complex challenges involved. Our experience extends from construction and financing to public-private partnerships, and from environmental and regulatory compliance to M&A transactions, spanning all energy sectors. Whether you’re in electricity, oil & gas, nuclear or renewable energy, we’ve immersed ourselves in your issues and have first-hand expertise to clarify the most complicated situations.

That’s why a wide range of industry participants in Canada and abroad – both public and private, including generators and utilities, purchasers, sellers, lenders and government entities – rely on our lawyers to negotiate and structure complex deals and navigate regulatory environments. Backed by our insights and experience in M&A, finance, competition, tax planning, environmental law, Indigenous relations and energy-related disputes, you’re that much closer to achieving your most ambitious goals.

Energy: Power

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

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Location

155 Wellington Street West

40th Floor

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5V 3J7

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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 (Transactional)


Nicholas C Williams
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