Lower-carbon energy is exciting and complex. You need legal partners who understand your industry's challenges, intricacies, and opportunities.
Work with a team that's experienced with all types of stakeholders to create creative and sound solutions. Whether you're developing a new project or investing in an existing one, we'll help you navigate legal and regulatory hurdles, and mitigate risk.
With our plentiful natural gas, sunshine, and Prairie expanses, Alberta can lead Canada in renewable energy initiatives. And because the electricity market in Alberta is deregulated, there are fewer barriers to entry for new industry participants.
Who we work with
We work with clients to support all types of energy transition projects, including:
- Carbon capture, utilization and storage
- Carbon emissions trading and carbon reduction
What we do
We'll be with you the entire way, from the early planning stages to compliance. That includes:
- Ownership and joint venture arrangements
- Operating agreements
- Securing regulatory approvals
- Obtaining financing and government funding
- Land acquisitions
- Engineering, design and construction
- Feedstock agreements
- Procurement of goods and services
- Ownership and trading of emission reduction credits
- Marketing and sale arrangements
- Product transportation
- Consultation with Indigenous groups
The advantages of a cross-disciplinary team
Our team draws upon the experience of specialist lawyers from within the firm to help guide you through all issues arising in the development of a renewable and energy transition project from start to finish:
- Dispute resolution
- Employment and labour
- Indigenous engagement
- Intellectual property
- Occupational health and safety
- Project finance
- Regulatory and environmental
- Real estate
Did you know?
We work with clients as they innovate and grow their businesses to create and capture the ever-emerging opportunities in energy transition.
Successful leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of Peace River Hydro Partners
Lead counsel in a successful leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of Peace River Hydro Partners, in Peace River Hydro Partners, et al. v. Petrowest Corporation, et al., a case which involves the question of whether a receiver can disclaim an arbitration clause while still enforcing the underlying contract.
Tidewater Renewables $150 million public offering
Counsel to a syndicate of underwriters led by CIBC in Tidewater Renewables Ltd.'s initial public offering of 10,000,000 common shares for gross proceeds of $150 million.
Sale of the of the 131 km Pioneer Pipeline by TransAlta Corporation
Counsel to TransAlta Corporation in connection with the sale by TransAlta and its partner, Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure Ltd., of the 131 km Pioneer Pipeline to NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of TC Energy Corporation, for a purchase price of $255 million.
TransAlta Corporation asset acquisition from Kineticor Holdings Limited Partnership
Counsel to TransAlta Corporation in respect of the agreement with Kineticor Holdings Limited Partnership #2 to acquire the Limited Partnership responsible for developing the Three Creeks Power Project (two 230 MW Siemens F class gas turbines and related equipment) for $84 million.
Commercial arrangements for a Dow Chemical Canada ULC cogeneration facility
Counsel to Dow Chemical Canada ULC in connection with the commercial arrangements pertaining to the cogeneration facility owned by TransAlta Cogeneration L.P and Prairie Boys Capital Corporation located on Dow's Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta site.
Daytona Power Corporation's late-stage project development financing
Counsel to Daytona Power Corporation in respect of late-stage development financing for a large scale (3,500 – 4,000 MW) offshore to onshore, high voltage direct current transmission project in California.
Daytona Power Corporation's late-stage project development financing
Counsel to Daytona Power Corporation regarding a late-stage development financing for the Blue Diamond 500MW Advanced Pumped Hydro Storage Project in Nevada.
Late-stage development financing for Daytona Power Corporation's Southern California project
Counsel to Daytona Power Corporation in respect of late-stage development financing for Phase I of the 500MW Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumped Storage Project (LEAPS) in Southern California, and for Phase II involving an additional 500MW Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumped Storage Project (LEAPS II).
Windfarm asset project refinancing and extension
Counsel to Box Springs Wind Corporation in the refinancing and extension of the project financing for a windfarm asset in Southern Alberta.
Canadian Solar Inc.'s Alberta Infrastructure RFP submissions for three solar projects
Counsel to Canadian Solar in its submission of three solar projects under the Alberta Infrastructure RFP, achieving "Selected Proponent" status and being awarded a Solar Electricity Support Agreement with the Province of Alberta for all three projects.
Maxim Power Corp. converting an electric generation facility from coal to natural gas
Counsel to Maxim Power Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Milner Power Limited Partnership, in the conversion of the H.R. Milner electric generation facility from coal to natural gas. We advised in connection with the on-going development and financing of a state-of-the-art 204MW natural gas-fired power plant near Grande Cache, Alberta, including the acquisition of a General Electric Frame 7 F-Class combustion turbine generator and certain related equipment from Kennecott Utah Copper LLC.
TransAlta Corporation's development of a wind power project
Counsel to TransAlta Corporation in connection with the development of a 200 MW+ wind farm project following it having achieved “Selected Proponent” status under AESO’s REP Round 3 program.
Maxim Power Corp.'s sale of a proposed wind development project
Counsel to Maxim Power Corp. in the sale of the proposed 34.5 MW Buffalo Atlee wind development project to Capstone Power Development (B.C.) Corp.
ARC Resources Ltd.'s electrification of natural gas processing facilities
Counsel to ARC Resources Ltd. in the electrification of its natural gas processing facilities in the Montney region of British Columbia through the connection to the BC Hydro transmission system.
Acquiring and financing solar projects in Alberta
Counsel to a developer in connection with the acquisition and on-going project finance of five solar projects.
Power development company's acquisition of green power
Advising a power development company on a limited partnership and contract for differences with a corporate investor that was interested in acquiring green power from an independent wind project as part of its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
Power company's bid to acquire Regional Power Inc.
Advising a power development company on its due diligence and bid to acquire Regional Power Inc., a corporate group with 106 MW of hydroelectric assets in BC and Ontario from ManuLife Financial Corporation.
Project finance for six power plants in Alberta
Counsel for the facility, led by Royal Bank of Scotland, in the financing for the acquisition of three existing power plants and completion of construction of an additional three power plants in Alberta by ATCO Power Limited Partnership.
CCAA proceedings concerning the disposition of a partially completed power project
Counsel to a bank in connection with the CCAA proceedings concerning Earth First Canada Inc. and the related asset disposition of a partially completed 144 MW wind-power project.
Renewable Energy program RFP response for a power developer
Counsel to a power developer in respect to the development of a wind power project and a bid in response to an Alberta's Renewable Electricity Program RFP.
Environmental and restoration matters arising from the construction of a transmission power line
Counsel to an Alberta-based power producer in connection with environmental remediation and restoration obligations arising out of the construction of a transmission power line in a National Park in conjunction with a pipeline project.
TransAlta Corporation's joint venture arrangements for a power plant development
Counsel to TransAlta Corporation in respect of negotiating and preparing joint venture arrangements for the development of new wind power plants.
Just Energy Income Fund's acquisition of Universal Energy Group Ltd.
Counsel to Just Energy Income Fund in the $289 million acquisition of Universal Energy Group Ltd. completed by statutory plan of arrangement.
Maxim Power Corp.'s acquisition of five power facilities in the United States
Counsel to Maxim Power Corp. in connection with its acquisition of five US-based power generation facilities.
Maxim Power Corp.'s sale of Alberta power project assets
Counsel to Maxim Power Corp. in connection with the sale of the Alberta power project assets to AltaGas Pipeline Partnership.
WestLB AG's Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings
Counsel to WestLB AG, a senior secured lender, in connection with the CCAA proceedings concerning Earth First Canada Inc. and the related asset disposition of apartially completed 144 MW wind-power project.
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