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Stikeman Elliott LLP

Energy: Power

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What the team is known for

Stikeman Elliott houses an experienced team of energy lawyers, offering both transactional and regulatory expertise and a seamless national service. The national power practice advises domestic and international clients on conventional and renewable generation and transmission and assists with M&A and financing transactions. The team boasts considerable regulatory experience in Ontario and Alberta, with further capacity throughout Québec, where it advises operators and regulatory boards. The firm is also known for its projects and power trading expertise.

Strengths

Sources "appreciate the flexibility of the Stikeman team to provide services needed with the client objectives in mind," further praising the team's willingness "to find an answer that works within the parameters requested by the client."

Interviewees comment: "Their energy team has a ton of valuable experience and provides well thought-out solutions and advice in a timely manner."

Work highlights

A Stikeman team led by Dennis Langen advised Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure on its application to the Alberta Utilities Commission to purchase the 4 MW Downtown District Energy Centre from ENMAX.

Notable practitioners

The distinguished Glenn Zacher regularly acts as lead counsel in significant regulatory matters across the Canadian power space. He is based in Toronto.
"Glenn Zacher is a specialist in Canadian energy regulation, is an excellent litigator and is very knowledgeable in energy regulation." "His insight and experience in these complicated regulatory issues is most impressive."

As co-head of the firm's project development and finance group Patrick Duffy provides regulatory counsel on a wide range of transactions in the energy sector. He offers additional experience of environmental regulation out of the team's Toronto office.

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Overview

Stikeman Elliott’s national power practice supports clients through all phases of conventional and renewable power projects and related transactions. Clients benefit from our extensive experience and expertise to identify and address any and all risks that may arise. Our complementary regulatory and commercial expertise takes clients from initial development and permitting phases through commercial operations. We also have substantial dispute resolution experience in the power sector, having represented clients in major arbitrations, administrative hearings, trials and appeals, including to the Supreme Court of Canada.

In light of the increasingly complex world in which energy businesses operate, Stikeman Elliott also provides in-depth expertise in such critical areas as market design/evolution, environmental law and Aboriginal relations. Clients will be able to quickly identify and work constructively with stakeholders and Aboriginal groups to win the necessary acceptance and social license that are increasingly critical to the success of many power
projects.

Our deep and broad client base extends across the sector. Stikeman Elliott represents domestic and international project developers, utilities and financial players, as well as regulatory and government agencies. Developers, lenders and purchasers on some of Canada’s largest generation and transmission projects have relied on our counsel. www.canadianenergylaw.com

Energy: Power

Stikeman Elliott LLP

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Location

5300 Commerce Court West

199 Bay Street

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5L 1B9

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Nationwide - Canada

Energy: Power (Regulatory)


Glenn Zacher
Band 1
Patrick Duffy
Band 4