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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Energy: Power

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What the team is known for

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt operates a well-regarded energy practice, advising on the procurement, financing, construction and development of major power projects, as well as advising on high-profile transactions and representing clients before provincial and federal regulators. The team operates nationally and offers a particularly deep level of expertise in Ontario and Alberta. With substantial experience in both the public and private sectors, the firm represents domestic and international clients and has a strong nuclear practice, with additional expertise in wind, solar and power transmission projects.

Strengths

The team "has a wealth of energy and infrastructure experience," according to one source, adding: "Their ability to understand technical matters sets them apart from other firms."

The group provides "excellent strategic advice and real depth of knowledge to our industry," highlighted another market commentator.

Work highlights

An Osler team led by Jacob Sadikman and Rocco Sebastiano represented Hydro One across the commercial and regulatory aspects of its acquisition of the business assets of Peterborough Distribution.

Notable practitioners

Toronto-based partner Elliot Smith leverages his background as a professional engineer in his legal practice, advising clients including power producers and project developers engaged in the development, financing and construction of projects. He is particularly active in the renewable energy space.
"Elliot Smith is very commercial and ensures that his advice is relevant to many complex situations that arise." "He has an appreciation for technical matters that relate to the files he handles, which is very important in the energy and infrastructure Bars."

Toronto-based Jacob Sadikman 's practice includes financing and project development in the electricity industry, with further recognition for his work on renewable energy. He acts on behalf of clients including investors and utilities companies.
"Jacob Sadikman is creative, meticulous, and rapidly turns work around." "He is very responsive, quick, and very commercial."

Richard Wong chairs the firm's construction and infrastructure group and is noted for his deep knowledge of the renewable energy sector. Based in Toronto, he regularly acts on project development matters involving wind power and has additional experience in project financing and M&A.

Richard King offers expertise in energy regulation and advises clients on environmental and Aboriginal law issues relating to project development, regularly appearing before the Ontario Energy Board. He is based in Toronto.
"He provides excellent advice and is able to direct us to the appropriate lawyer within Osler to answer questions in other areas quickly."

Based in Toronto, Rocco Sebastiano is an expert in transactional matters across the power sector, with particular strength in nuclear energy projects. He has broad and deep experience across project financing and development matters.
"Rocco Sebastiano has a masterful recollection of all the provisions of agreements.""He’s a commercial lawyer with a really strong understanding of the regulatory and Aboriginal space."

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Overview

Osler’s top-tier team of power and utilities legal professionals have represented Canadian, U.S. and international clients on many of the highest profile transactions and projects in the electricity sector. Their unparalleled transactional and commercial experience ensures Osler’s legal advisors have a cutting edge understanding of the relevant issues and the latest developments. At Osler, the team understands the complexities of the regulatory frameworks and policy issues facing power generators using every fuel source, including natural gas, wind, hydro, biomass, biogas, geothermal, solar, nuclear, oil and coal.

Energy: Power

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Location

TransCanada Tower, Suite 2500

450-1st Street SW

Calgary

Alberta

Canada

AB T2P 5H1

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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.

Nationwide - Canada

Energy: Power (Regulatory)


Richard King
Band 2

Energy: Power (Transactional)


Elliot Smith
Up and Coming
Jacob Sadikman
Band 2
Richard G C Wong
Band 4
Rocco Sebastiano
Band 1