66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2002 (ON)
Partner in the Financial Services group. Practice focuses on project finance transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Recent transactions include acting as counsel for Canada Infrastructure Bank in connection with a $164 million financing of the Manitoba Fiber Project, a project to connect underserved households in rural areas with dedicated fibre-to-the-home cabling; lenders’ counsel in connection with a financing provided to First Nations LP, a partnership of 24 First Nations, to finance its equity interest in the Wataynikaneyap transmission line which will connect remote communities in NW Ontario to the grid (2019 IJGlobal North America Transmission Deal of the Year); lenders’ counsel for the financing of the C$1.5 billion Cascade Power Project, a 900MW combined cycle natural gas-fired generating facility, leading the transition to a lower carbon intensive power grid in Alberta (Project Finance International's Canadian Power Deal of the Year award for 2020); lenders’ counsel in connection with a $465 million financing of Northland Power’s Columbian distribution utility in Colombia. Co-founder and steering committee member of Women in Energy Canada, a group focused on facilitating professional development and advancement of women in the energy sector.
On September 25, 2018, Inter Pipeline Ltd. (“Inter Pipeline”) completed its divestiture of the Heartland Petrochemical Complex’s Central Utility Block (“CUB”) to Fengate Capital Management (“Fengate”), a privately held infrastructure and real estate investment firm.
On December 20, 2017, Axium Infrastructure Inc. (Axium), through a special-purpose acquisition vehicle Axium Infinity Solar LP, and TransCanada Energy Ltd. (TransCanada) completed its acquisition of TransCanada’s Ontario solar portfolio, consisting of eight facilities with a total generating capacity of 105 MW (DC). All eight facilities operate under 20-year power purchase agreements with the Independent Electricity System Operator. The aggregate purchase price was approximately $540 million.
On July 31, 2015, Grand Valley 2 Limited Partnership (Grand Valley), an indirect subsidiary of Veresen Inc. and others, closed on a $121 million project financing to be used for the development, construction, ownership and operation of a wind power energy generation facility near Grand Valley, Ontario.