Chambers Global 2011 lauds four of Torys' lawyers among Canada's top energy sector practitioners

March 21, 2011

Torys "has made a huge investment in its energy practice in Ontario, and new additions to the group strengthen its abilities in power project financing and development."

The practice is "noted for its focus on renewable energy" and for its nuclear capabilities. Major clients include Infrastructure Ontario, and the Ontario Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure. The firm also represents Ontario Power Generation in the development of new nuclear facilities in the province.

Sources say Torys is "certainly one of the best firms that operate here [in Canada]." "Willing to go the extra mile."

  • Ron Deyholos is ranked in energy: oil and gas (transactional) and in energy: power (transactional). He "demonstrates commercial expertise in the energy sector and has been engaged in various types of projects, including major offshore oil and gas, oil sands, cogeneration and wind farm projects." Ron joined Torys' Calgary office in March 2011.
  • Krista Hill, ranked in energy: power (transactional), "is a problem solver and a solution creator." "She also has a very good sense of humour, which helps in these situations." Her clients include New Brunswick Power and Renewable Energy Systems Canada.
  • Charles Keizer, ranked in energy: power (regulatory) matters, is commended for his good grounding in regulation. "He has the full picture and 'gets' the whole sector." He is credited for the regulatory work he does for Ontario Power Generation.
  • Valerie Helbronner, ranked in energy: power (transactional) is "a central member of Torys' infrastructure and energy practice." "She is very proactive," with "significant expertise in renewable energy ventures, including wind, hydro, solar and biomass projects, and works regularly on deals that involve First Nations' interests and issues."

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