Paul H. Harricks
Paul Harricks is the leader of Gowling WLG Canada's Energy Sector Group and has a primarily transactions-based practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, energy and infrastructure, project development and finance. He acts for a wide range of Canadian and foreign corporations, governments, investment dealers, banks and other financial institutions.
In the power sector Paul has worked for clients involved in generation (hydro, solar, wind, nuclear, biomass and gas-fired), distribution and transmission, as well as for lenders, retailers and regulators.
Paul also acts for several major infrastructure-focused investment funds including JPMorgan and Fengate and has represented them in connection with both the formation and governance of their funds as well as more than 30 new-build and secondary market investments - hospitals, toll roads, airports, ports, detention centres and sports facilities - in Canada and elsewhere.
He is a director of the Association of Power Producers of Ontario and chair of the Energy Committee of the Toronto Region Board of Trade.
Paul is also the chief editor of The Electricity Industry in Canada, the definitive legal text on the subject, published by Thomson Reuters. He is recognized by Lexpert and The Best Lawyers in Canada for his expertise in the energy sector.
Paul joined Smith Lyons, one of Gowling WLG's predecessor firms, in 1978 as an articling student and has practised with the firm ever since. He became a partner in 1986.