Paul Harricks rejoins Gowling WLG's Energy team in Toronto

Gowling WLG is pleased to welcome back Paul Harricks to its Toronto office as counsel in the firm's Energy Group. Paul's corporate practice focuses on the energy, nuclear and infrastructure sectors, where he has played a crucial role in various aspects of the energy transition, both domestically and globally.

Most recently, Paul served as the executive vice-president & chief legal officer of Hydro One Limited, Ontario's largest electric utility. As a key member of the executive leadership team, Paul was responsible for overseeing the company's legal, regulatory, governance, ethics and compliance functions.

Before joining Hydro One, Paul was a partner at Gowling WLG and served as a former leader of the firm's Energy and Infrastructure groups. He has extensive experience in private and public M&A transactions across various sectors, notably the power sector. Paul is well versed in the formation and governance of infrastructure funds, downstream investments in public-private partnerships, debt capital market transactions in electricity distribution, and nuclear new-build and refurbishment projects.

"We are thrilled to welcome Paul back to our team," said Benjamin Na, managing partner of Gowling WLG's Toronto office. "With his proven track record and extensive experience, Paul brings invaluable insights to our clients in the energy sector. His recent role at Hydro One showcases his deep understanding of industry intricacies, further enhancing our ability to deliver sophisticated and tailored legal solutions."

Outside of his legal career, Paul has served on a range of boards of public and private companies, not-for-profits and charities. He was the inaugural chair and remains a member of the Toronto Region Board of Trade's Energy Transition Committee. He was also a past director of the Association of Power Producers of Ontario.

About Gowling WLG's Energy Group
With top-tier experience across the energy industry in areas such as nuclear, electricity, renewables, oil & gas and government advisory and regulation, Gowling WLG's Energy Group serves as trusted counsel to senior energy executives and policy makers. The group has played a leading role in some of the most significant Canadian and international energy-sector transactions and litigation in recent history. Learn more about Gowling WLG's Energy Group.

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