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With unparalleled depth and breadth of Power expertise, we are the firm of choice to advise our clients on their most complex and innovative energy work.
We advise developers, project sponsors, equity investors, financial investors, pension funds, infrastructure funds, domestic and international lenders, major industrial and commercial users, and governments and government agencies with respect to their most complex and innovative projects and transactions. Our seasoned Energy lawyers have extensive expertise in advising on virtually every commercial power technology, including wind, solar, hydro, nuclear, thermal (natural gas, coal and oil), biomass and geothermal, as well as with the transmission and distribution of electricity.
We work closely with our clients—and their financial and technical advisers—wherever their business objectives take them. Our group has advised on projects and transactions in Canada, the United States, Europe, India, Mexico, Asia and Latin America.
Torys has a very broad and deep Power practice. Our advisory and service expertise includes:
- acquisitions, divestitures, mergers and privatizations
- joint ventures and partnerships
- dispute resolution and litigation
- tax structuring
- RFQ, RFP and procurement processes
- construction and project finance, including non-recourse, limited-recourse and multi-tiered financing alternatives, and sophisticated intercreditor and security arrangements
- corporate finance
- power purchase agreements and physical and financial energy trading contracts
- construction contracts, including design, engineering, procurement and management contracts
- operations contracts
- fuel supply agreements
- municipal, provincial and federal permitting, regulatory and licensing matters, including appeals and judicial reviews
- real property, leasing and land use matters
- environmental, health and safety matters, including environmental assessments
- consumer protection
- First Nations matters
- GHG regulation, emissions trading and carbon finance, and climate change adaptation
- Renewable Energy
- Nuclear Energy
- Thermal Energy
- Transmission and Distribution