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Erik Richer La Flèche

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Stikeman Elliott LLP

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M&A, Energy, PPP/Infrastructure, Project Development & Finance




Erik Richer La Flèche is a partner and key contact of the Project Development & Finance, First Nations, India and Japan practice groups. A well-established M&A and project finance lawyer, he has advised on M&A and large projects in over 35 countries, including the first business income trust in Canada, the first PPP in Quebec, the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline, the first road PPP in Ontario, the largest aluminium smelter in the Americas and the largest hospital PPP in Canada.


English and French


Québec Bar (1979); Ontario Bar (1987)


Kyoto Japanese Language School, Kyoto, Japan (1985); McGill University, Faculty of Law, Montréal, Canada (B.C.L. 1978); McGill University, Faculty of Law, Montréal, Canada (LL.B. 1977) and, College Stanislas, Montréal, Canada (French Baccalaureate, 1974).


Infrastructure and projects

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Erik Richer La Flèche - Stikeman Elliott LLP

Within: Infrastructure and projects

Stikeman Elliott LLP‚Äôs diverse national practice has had recent strong showings in the transport, social infrastructure and energy sectors. Vancouver-based Jamie Templeton, who leads the PPP and infrastructure group, is a ‚Äėleading lawyer in this space‚Äô¬†and advised the lenders on the Capital Regional District‚Äôs C$126.8m Residuals Treatment Facility project. In Montreal,¬†Erik Richer La Fl√®che¬†advised Veolia Energy Canada on the reorganization of the design and construction of the second phase of the Centre hospitalier de l'Universit√© de Montr√©al PPP.¬†Montreal-based Maxime Turcotte¬†is also noted.

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Canada: Energy and natural resources

Energy and natural resources: power

Within: Energy and natural resources: power

Stikeman Elliott LLP‚Äôs power practice is represented throughout the firm‚Äôs generous national network, with robust footholds in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. The group, which acts for an impressive stable of energy companies, public bodies, project developers and lenders, has strong capability in both transactional and regulatory matters ‚ÄĒ the recent addition of Calgary-based Dennis Langen¬†from¬†Dentons¬†adds further firepower in terms of the latter. Among its recent highlights, Toronto-based energy co-chair Glenn Zacher¬†advised ITC Holdings on the development of the $1.5bn cross-border ITC Lake Erie Connector project. ‚ÄėRising star‚Äô and project finance co-head¬†Patrick Duffy, also in Toronto, advised Atlantic Power on negotiating enhanced dispatch contracts with the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). Calgary‚Äôs Keith Miller¬†heads the energy regulatory practice in Alberta and is advising the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) on its¬†application to the Alberta Utilities Commission for approval of its proposed 2018 independent system operator (ISO) tariff. Key names on the transactional side include Montreal‚Äôs Erik Richer La Fl√®che¬†and Toronto‚Äôs Eric Bremermann. High-profile transactional specialist Jim Harbell retired from the partnership in 2018 but continues to advise on several projects.

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