John has a comprehensive energy and technology law practice encompassing a breadth of corporate, commercial and regulatory issues with a particular focus on Canadian electricity markets and infrastructure revitalization.
He is a Partner and the National Leader of the firm's Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) initiative. His clients include Provincial and Territorial governments, system operators, regulated utilities, developers, investors, and lenders. He provides counsel concerning corporate, commercial and regulatory aspects of the electricity and natural gas industries and power project development for a variety of technologies, including:
- natural gas
- cogeneration (combined heat and power)
- district energy
John represents clients in proceedings before provincial regulatory agencies, primarily the Ontario Energy Board.
John also has a comprehensive technology law practice encompassing the breadth of corporate/commercial matters. He has experience drafting and negotiating agreements for hardware, software, telecommunications and information technology services for large electrical utilities, provincial/territorial governments and other public sector entities, including in respect of major technology-related acquisitions and supplier arrangements, including custom-developed hardware, software and telecommunications systems; and significant IT outsourcing arrangements.