Growing energy consumption, climate change issues and energy security concerns are increasing the demand for energy generated from solar, wind, hydroelectricity, geothermal, biomass and other renewable sources. Favourable government policies and incentive programs present real business opportunities. Fasken Martineau’s Energy group is ready to help you capitalize on the opportunities and manage the challenges associated with siting, permitting, construction and financing arrangements, and access to ever-changing energy markets.

We advise on project origination, structuring, development and operation, acquisitions and finance of renewable energy companies and projects. Clients benefit from our broad and deep knowledge of the global renewables industry, from interconnection tariffs to power pools and renewable energy certificates, from permitting strategies to social license issues and to successful joint ventures with First Nations. We provide timely, practical and comprehensive legal representation.

Our Clients

We work with utilities and independent power producers developing renewables projects; buyers and sellers in energy infrastructure transactions and energy M&A work; and borrowers, private equity and lenders in financings. We also act for equipment manufacturers, suppliers and service companies working in the renewables industry. We regularly act for both buyers and sellers in transactional work, and for borrowers, both private equity and lenders, on financings.

Our Expertise

  • Energy M&A transactions
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Siting, environmental assessments and other permitting
  • Project finance for energy projects
  • Joint ventures
  • Tax structuring
  • Access to markets
  • Land options, leases and other tenures
  • Engineering, procurement and construction contracts