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Special Edition on Energy 2018

The Lexpert Special Editions profiles selected Lexpert-ranked lawyers whose focus is in Corporate, Infrastructure, Energy and Litigation law and relevant practices. It also includes feature articles on legal aspects of Canadian business issues.

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WWW.LEXPERT.CA | 2018 | LEXPERT 23 Harricks, Paul H. Gowling WLG (416) 369-7296 paul.harricks@gowlingwlg.com Mr. Harricks leads Gowling WLG's Energy Sector Group. His transactional practice embraces all types of power generation, transmission and distribu- tion and finance. He acts for Canadian and international corporations, funds, governments and financial institutions. He is a director of the Association of Power Producers of Ontario and Chair of the Energy Committee of the Toronto Board of Trade. Hamilton, Peter E. Stikeman Elliott LLP (416) 869-5564 phamilton@stikeman.com Mr. Hamilton is a partner in the Banking and Finance Group. He focuses on corporate finance, project finance, regulation of financial institutions, deriva- tives, structured finance and insolvency. He advises Canadian and interna- tional corporations and banks, Canadian and foreign governments and public bodies and associations on both transactional and regulatory matters. Guichon Jr., QC, David A. Norton Rose Fulbright Can- ada LLP (403) 267-9511 dave.guichon@nortonrosefulbright.com Mr. Guichon has practised Canadian and international energy and resources law since 1981. He has provided legal services to Canadian, US and interna- tional energy clients on a broad range of matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, project development and financing, joint venture transactions, corporate reorganizations, and oil & gas products transportation and marketing. LEXPERT-RANKED LAWYERS investors look at Alberta's new regime and see some additional regulatory uncertainty in the context of Canada's balkanized political system. "I'm regularly asked about the regulatory regime in Canada for carbon taxation, the framework. e range of the uncertainty will depend, in many respects, on political outcomes, at both the fed- eral and the provincial levels." In fact, Ontario has recently elected a new government, a Progressive Conservative majority government with a much different environment/ energy viewpoint than its Liberal predecessors, and Alberta, as it stands, heads to the polls next year. en there's the uncertainty over how the federal government's Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change will play out in terms of the provinces. Davies' Powell says companies want a long roadmap so they understand how they can effi- ciently respond to regulatory change; hills and valleys with respect to climate change, in her opinion, have not benefited anyone in industry. Yet on the whole Powell is optimistic that "if we could just get the politicians to work together on the national and provincial levels, industry 'is ready to go ahead' and they absolutely – in par- ticular in the oil and gas sector in Alberta – have the required experience because of the complex- ity of their CGER regime for the last decade." No. 1 in Canada announced M&A by deal count —Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket, Q1 2018 "They are top-notch, as good as it gets they manage everything seamlessly and provide a first- rate service." (Energy: Oil & Gas) "Their level of knowledge and expertise is second to none in this market." (Financial Services) "They bring a huge amount of talent to the table…." (Corporate M&A) "Blakes is a 'very formidable firm' providing 'excellent counsel.'" (Litigation: General Commercial) TORONTO CALGARY VANCOUVER MONTRÉAL OTTAWA NEW YORK LONDON RIYADH/AL-KHOBAR* BAHRAIN BEIJING Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP | *Associated Offices | blakes.com When it comes to energy, Blakes Means Business. In today's challenging market, businesses in the energy sector need counsel that can steer them through complex legal issues. With more than 100 law practitioners across the country and globally, Blakes has the deepest and broadest energy practice in Canada, ready to assist clients at every level. We also lead in all areas that touch on the energy industry, including capital markets, financial services, dispute resolution and regulatory law. —Client comments, Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 –

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