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Energy

The energy industry is in a period of global change. Now more than ever, industry participants and government policy-makers face rising global demand for green energy solutions and the need to build new assets — or refurbish aging ones.

With top-tier expertise across the industry — including nuclear, electricity, renewables, oil and gas and government advisory and regulation — Gowling WLG understands your energy issues and knows how to help you succeed.

Members of our group serve as trusted counsel to senior energy executives, and have played a leading role in some of the most significant Canadian and international energy industry transactions and litigation in recent history. Our clients include:

  • Nuclear power generators
  • Cogeneration plants
  • District energy plants
  • Pipelines
  • Seismic operators
  • Industry associations
  • Developers
  • Renewable power generators including hydro, wind, solar and geothermal
  • Refiners
  • Oil service companies
  • Exploration and drilling companies
  • Retail energy marketers
  • Governments — federal, provincial and municipal
  • International investment funds
  • Financial institutions
  • Energy from waste facilities
  • Infrastructure companies providing transmission, transportation and distribution services and independent electricity system operators

A global perspective

To deliver seamless service to our clients, Gowling WLG has offices across Canada, as well as in the U.K., Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We hold extensive experience advising and acting for private and public sector clients representing a diverse range of energy-related operations and activities in the U.S., Russia and the CIS, India, Central and South America, Africa, China, Thailand, Pakistan, Indonesia, South Asia and the Caribbean.

As key advisers to international clients, members of our group have been intimately involved in the implementation of new electricity and natural gas markets; the development of alternative energy technology and systems; the acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas exploration and development projects; the development of renewable power generation projects; the development and refurbishment of nuclear power projects; and the acquisition, divestiture and development of pipeline and refining projects.

Our energy team draws on the interdisciplinary expertise required to advise on capital markets, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, and investment fund creations and management, in addition to construction, energy trading and marketing, environmental regulation, labour relations, tax, administrative and regulatory law.

We've managed a significant number of complex transactions in acquisitions, financing, exploration, development and production arrangements, marketing and transportation arrangements, and regulatory compliance. In addition, we have one of the largest government relations practices of any law firm in Canada, with specific expertise in the energy area.

Learn more

To find out how we can help you with your energy project, please contact Paul Harricks or any member of our team.

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