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Special Edition on Energy 2016

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24 LEXPERT | 2016 | WWW.LEXPERT.CA Liteplo, Jonathan Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (604) 631-4994 jliteplo@fasken.com Mr. Liteplo is a leading energy and utility law practitioner who represents clients in the electricity, oil & gas, water and wastewater industries in obtaining facilities, environmental, land use planning, import/export and tariff-related regulatory approvals. Lissoir, Luc Gowling WLG (514) 392-9571 luc.lissoir@gowlingwlg.com Mr. Lissoir focuses on infrastructure projects, including P3s, project financing, PE and Infra funds, as well as M&A, securities and corporate counselling to Canadian and international infra developers as well as major Canadian and international financial institutions. Lenz, QC, Kenneth T. Bennett Jones LLP (403) 298-3317 lenzk@bennettjones.com Mr. Lenz assists clients in managing issues related to corporate insolvency and restructuring. He also has significant experience in energy litigation, corporate and shareholder disputes, class proceedings and claims against directors and officers. Lefebvre, David R.J. Dentons Canada LLP (403) 268-7140 david.lefebvre@dentons.com Mr. Lefebvre's practice focuses on Canadian and cross-border M&A, private- equity transactions, capital markets, large project and corporate governance matters. He sits on the Securities Advisory Committee of the Alberta Securities Commission. Lawrence, Bruce A. Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (403) 232-9597 blawrence@blg.com Mr. Lawrence is the Calgary regional leader of BLG's Oil & Gas Group. His practice focuses on the oil & gas sector, both on and offshore. His broad range of experience, gained from over 30 years in the sector, includes seismic acquisition through to exploration and on to development, production and transportation, JVs and operating agreements, M&A and take-over bids. Langlois, Martin R. Stikeman Elliott LLP (416) 869-5672 mlanglois@stikeman.com Mr. Langlois is a partner in Stikeman Elliott's Toronto office and a former co-head of the M&A and Private Equity Practice Group. He focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A, securities and corporate finance transactions as well as corporate governance and other commercial matters. He serves on the Toronto office's Management Committee and as Co-Chair on the Women's Initiatives Committee. LEXPERT-RANKED LAWYERS of Environment and Climate Change is they'd like to move away from natural gas for the production of elec- tricity. So you have this brand-new set of facilities, and the government seems to want them not to produce very much anymore." He says the big question for potential investors con- cerned about the long-term investment climate for natural gas generation is whether, given the capital in- vestment that's required, governments see gas genera- tion as transitional? "If you're a potential investor in a natural gas facility, you have to ask yourself, 'Is the gov- ernment's commitment to this sustainable?' or are they going to come back in five years and say, 'Now we don't want the gas facilities to run anymore?'" Box in political risk If history is an indication, it's not just Canadian inves- tors who are apprehensive. It's early days for the new programs in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan, but it's a critical time in making the international renewable - George Vegh, McCarthy T├ętrault LLP "If you're a potential investor in a natural gas facility, you have to ask yourself, 'Is the government's commitment to this sustainable?' or are they going to come back in five years and say, 'Now we don't want the gas facilities to run anymore."

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