Defended multiple municipalities and industrial clients (mining, waste, commercial property owners, manufacturers) against various environmental prosecutions including charges under the Environmental Protection Act, Fisheries Act and municipal by-laws.
Advised clients regarding environmental assessment matters including Part II order requests (“bump-ups”) and mediations.
Represented clients in contaminated land purchases and in contaminated land civil claims.
Provided advice regarding due diligence, compliance, representations, warranties and indemnities in transactions involving environmental issues.
Acted for EHG in connection with the acquisition (and related European and local financing) of Roadtrek. Aird & Berlis LLP acted as Canadian counsel.
Acted as Canadian counsel to C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., a leading global manufacturer and distributor of architectural glass based in Los Angeles, in connection with its sale to Oldcastle Building Envelope for US$1.3 billion.
Successfully represented renewable generators in defending several appeals of the Renewable Energy Approvals issued by the Ministry of the Environment. Two appeals settled prior to oral hearing and without modification of the facility. Successful court challenge of Tribunal decision.
Co-counsel with Fred Cass on leave to construct Enbridge Gas Distribution pipeline reinforcement, GTA Project, which involved more than 30 intervenors.
Represent clients in environmental assessments, environmental prosecutions and the negotiation and compliance with Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and Technical Standards and Safety Authority orders.
Represented cement batch plant operator and waste company in appeals at the Environmental Review Tribunal.
Represent and advise utilities on template contracts for distribution services, service standards, condition of service, custom complaint processes and responses.
Advised generator in renegotiation of agreement with the Ontario Power Authority for transition from non-utility generation contract.
Represented large natural gas distributor during generic hearing for special rate treatment for low-income customers.
Advise generators (water, solar, biogas, wind, landfill gas, natural gas) on all regulatory matters, Crown site release and negotiation of various agreements such as connection agreements, power purchase agreements and market participation.
Advise infrastructure developers, generators, transmitters, pipeline companies and mining companies, on stakeholder issues and negotiation of agreements with First Nations.
Advised several generators (water, solar, biogas, wind, landfill gas, natural gas) in respect of Feed-in Tariff Applications and compliance with the Feed In Tariff Contract.
Advised mining companies on OEB and IESO regulatory requirements for the construction transmission facilities and participation in the wholesale electricity market.
Advised and negotiated agreements including gas purchase and transportation, power purchase, connection and cost recovery agreements for numerous industrial clients.
Advised successful co-generation respondent to the Ministry of Energy and Ontario Power Authority procurement process for new generation. This was the first facility of its kind built using GE equipment in North America and utilized carbon dioxide emissions to fertilize crops.
Negotiation of power purchase agreement, sale of unregulated business, and acquisition of distribution system and customers for a municipally-owned electricity distributor.
Represented the Ontario Waterpower Association regarding negotiation of a template document and the Endangered Species Act, 2007 and in discussion with the Ontario Power Authority regarding specific contracts for heritage waterpower assets. Also represented members of the association in a proceeding with the Ontario Energy Board to obtain an exemption from specific elements of the Distribution System Code.
Represents municipal distributors in various regulatory proceedings (OATT, rate, cost allocation) at the New Brunswick Energy and Utility Board.
Represented natural gas distributor in several OEB leave to construct proceedings for pipelines and development of storage facilities.
Represented electricity distributors at the OEB with respect to rate applications, licensing, compliance and generic proceedings such as the generic service area hearing.
Represented distributors in sale of water heater business.
Represented a transmitter and First Nation at the OEB's Transmission System Code Review.
Represented natural gas distributor in rate hearing, a rehearing application and other OEB proceedings.
Intervened on behalf of various clients in Union Gas rate applications and Hydro One application for leave to construct and exemption applications.
Represented natural gas generator in a significant arbitration relating to energy supply contract terms.
Advised proponents of new electricity transmission expansion project in respect of leave to construct application with the Ontario Energy Board.
Represented an independent storage developer in pipeline leave to construct and storage designation proceedings.
Providing advice for the restructuring of the electricity industry in Iraq.
Advised numerous clients on contaminated lands issues, negotiation of orders with the Ministry, and the required remediation.