February 28, 2024

Torys welcomes nuclear energy industry leader Rumina Velshi as strategic advisor

Rumina VelshiTorys is pleased to announce that Rumina Velshi will be joining the firm as a strategic advisor. With over four decades of experience in the nuclear energy industry, Rumina’s recent roles include the President of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Chairperson of the Commission on Safety Standards of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and chair of the 50th and 51st meetings of the International Nuclear Regulators’ Association. She is sought after by project proponents and technology developers around the world for her strategic expertise in the sector on everything from safety and regulatory matters to innovative nuclear projects, including small modular reactor projects.

“I am delighted to be working with Torys’ Nuclear Energy Practice in my capacity as strategic advisor. It is an exciting time for the industry and I look forward to collaborating closely with members of the firm as new projects, technologies and approaches to regulation serve to position Canada as an international leader in the space,” remarked Rumina.

“Rumina is a strategic thinker, always at the forefront of what is happening in the sector, and with deep experience that is unmatched in the industry. As we see unprecedented growth and innovation in the nuclear power sector in Canada and internationally, we are excited to work with Rumina and share insight and perspective,” said Co-Head of the firm’s Infrastructure and Energy Practice and Head of the firm’s Nuclear Energy Practice, Krista Hill.

About Torys’ Nuclear Energy Practice

Torys has one of the most active power practices in Canada and has been consistently ranked year after year in Band 1 in Chambers & Partners for Energy: Power, and our lawyers are recognized internationally as leaders by Chambers Global, Lexpert, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers. We represent the full spectrum of participants in the power industry, including sellers, buyers, developers, sponsors, utilities, strategic investors, financial investors, pension funds, lenders, constructors, public authorities and Indigenous investors. With cross-border bench strength, we have acted on transactions and projects involving all types of energy and infrastructure assets. We offer sophisticated counsel on transactions and projects covering all forms of power generation technologies. In particular, we are highly regarded for our nuclear energy experience, having acted on many significant transactions, projects and matters over the last 25 years, including new nuclear projects, environmental, permitting and licensing matters, and acquisitions, divestitures and financings.

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