79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1996 (ON)
Co-Head of Torys’ Infrastructure and Energy Practices. Significant expertise in infrastructure and energy M&A and project development both in Canada and internationally. Significant expertise in all aspects of power projects, including nuclear, gas-fired, wind, hydro and solar projects. Widely recognized as a leading lawyer in these areas. Acts for energy companies, pension and infrastructure funds, including OPG, Borealis, Enbridge, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Alinda, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, Metrolinx, China Longyuan and Mitsui. A Director of the Canadian Nuclear Law Organization and a frequent speaker at M&A, infrastructure and energy conferences. Ontario Bar, 1996. LLB, 1994, University of Toronto.
On October 2, 2017, Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG) completed its offering of $500,000,000 principal amount of 3.315-per-cent Medium-Term Notes Due October 4, 2027 (Series 1). This was OPG’s first offering under its medium-term note program, established pursuant to its short form base shelf prospectus dated September 12, 2017.
On July 13, 2017, Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd. (CKP) completed the acquisition of Reliance Home Comfort (Reliance) from investment funds managed by Alinda Capital Partners (Alinda), for an equity purchase price of approximately $2.82 billion.
On December 3, 2015, Bruce Power L.P. (Bruce Power) and the Independent Electricity System Operator (the IESO) entered into the Amended and Restated Bruce Power Refurbishment Implementation Agreement (the ARBPRIA) to extend the operating life of the Bruce Power facility to 2064.
On March 6, 2015, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, LP, a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, announced that it had sold Montreal Gateway Terminals to a consortium led by Fiera Axium Infrastructure and comprised of Fiera Axium Infrastructure Canada II L.P., Desjardins Group, via its insurance subsidiaries and its Pension Plan, Manulife, Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Industrial Alliance.
Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership (Reliance) closed its purchase of National Energy Corporation, which operates under the name National Home Services (NHS), its water heater and HVAC home services business, from Just Energy Ontario Group Inc. for $505 million (US$462.369 million).
The ADT Corp. acquired Reliance Protectron Inc. from Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership, a portfolio company of investment funds managed by Alinda Capital Partners, for an all-cash deal worth $555 million.