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Power Projects

The world is constantly faced with changing and challenging demands, but there is no shortage of innovative projects racing towards a brighter future. Blakes is very proud to be at the forefront of these changes. We have represented clients in many of the largest, most complex and innovative projects in Canada and all around the world, including with respect to thermal, gas-fired, combined heat and power (CHP), nuclear, district, and renewable (wind, solar, hydro and biomass) energy.

Whether it be in the course of project planning, project development, business operations, investment, financing, acquisition, regulatory matters, end-of-project-life considerations or the continuing and ongoing day-to-day legal advice, we are always first in line to assist and guide our clients through each and every step, from the initial discussions through to project close.

Blakes is the first choice of a wide range of industry participants such as project sponsors, owners and developers, investors, public and private companies, contractors, project lenders such as domestic and international banks, as well as institutional lenders, and many other stakeholders, including energy suppliers and consumers, municipalities, governments and their agencies.

We are regularly called upon to provide legal advice to the numerous stakeholders of power and energy-related projects on a broad range of topics, including the impact of evolving markets, facilities operations, management, development, operation and financing of power projects, infrastructure issues, environmental compliance, Indigenous relations and treaty matters, power supply, transmission and distribution challenges, and a host of other energy law issues.

We negotiate, structure, plan, draft and provide comprehensive advice based on our multidisciplinary approach covering our expertise in project development, construction, project finance, infrastructure, transportation, energy, power, renewable energy, environmental and Indigenous issues. We work collaboratively with our preeminent Financial Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial, Environmental, Indigenous, Infrastructure and Regulatory lawyers and other specialized practitioners located across Canada. Our lawyers are highly ranked in national and international directories and ranking publications and are involved in industry organizations.


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