Thomas J. Timmins
Tom is a senior corporate-commercial lawyer serving clients in renewable energy project development and finance. With more than twenty years' experience in renewables, he is frequently sought out for his intimate knowledge of complex power project contracts and his ability to help get challenging projects across the finish line.
Tom leads Gowling WLG Canada's Energy Sector Group, is a member of the Toronto office's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council and a member of the Firm's China Executive Leadership Team.
Named as a 'Leading Lawyer' by The Legal 500 Canada and to Who's Who Legal, Tom also serves as a director of Aazhogan Bridge, as a member of the Legal Committee of Transparency International (Canada), as Board member of the Canadian Ditchley Foundation and as a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Urban Energy at Metropolitan Toronto University.
In 2022, he was appointed to the roster of adjudicators under Annex 309 of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement. He teaches Infrastructure and Project Finance Law at Windsor Law and has previously served as Chair of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (now CanREA), as co-founder of the West Toronto RailPath, as a committee member of Toronto BikeShare and as Chair of the Children's Own Museum.
In the Canadian power sector, Tom and his team act frequently in the rapidly evolving DERs, EV, BTM generation and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry verticals and have been deeply engaged in Canada's rollout of AMI 2.0 technologies and the negotiation of complex power-system-related SaaS contracts.
Tom appears regularly in international news media regarding renewable energy and transportation sector matters and has been quoted in such leading news sources as the Economist Intelligence Unit, The Globe and Mail, Financial Post, World Journal, BNN and Canadian Business.