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Construction
6 Years Ranked
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Provided by Rocco Sebastiano

Practice Areas

Rocco’s practice focuses on engineering, procurement and construction law and infrastructure matters. Rocco has acted for project participants, including owners, governmental authorities, developers, contractors, operators, lenders, architects and engineers such as Emera, Pattern Energy, Samsung, Veresen, NextEra, TTC, Bruce Power, AECL, Hydro One and IESO. Experience includes P3s, privatizations and outsourcing of government services, procurements, project finance, major building, civil and public works design, engineering, construction, operation and maintenance, focusing on energy and infrastructure projects including Highway 407ETR, Sheppard Subway, Spadina Subway Extension, UP Express, Toronto Pearson Airport, St. Michael’s Hospital, Maritime Link, Bruce Nuclear Refurbishment, Lower Mattagami, Goreway Station, Portlands Energy Centre, South Kent Wind and York Energy Centre. Rocco’s practice includes contract negotiation with an emphasis on “preventative” structuring aimed at minimizing project risks and disputes. Rocco is a qualified and experienced professional engineer.

Career

Rocco was a nuclear design engineer and reactor safety analyst at Ontario Hydro from 1985-1990

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ontario

Professional Engineers Ontario

Ontario Bar Association

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships

Canadian Construction Association

Ontario Energy Association

Personal

Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.

Professional Engineers Ontario, P.Eng.

University of Toronto, B.A.Sc. (Engineering Science, Nuclear and Thermal Power)

Chambers Review

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Energy: Power (Transactional) - Nationwide - Canada
1
Band 1

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.

Strengths

"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."


Construction - Nationwide - Canada
2
Band 2

Rocco Sebastiano is well regarded for his expertise in construction and is further renowned for his astute handling of technical matters relating to the construction of power projects. Based in the firm's Toronto office, he is particularly reputed for his handling of contractual processes.

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