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McCarthy Tétrault
66 Wellington Street West
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON M5K 1E6

Work Department

Energy: Power (Regulatory); Energy: Provincial Regulatory & Litigation


Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, George was General Counsel of the Ontario Energy Board. Leader in energy sector, served on the OEB’s Innovation Advisory Committee, and as Chair of the IESO Market Forum. The Ontario Energy Association and Vice Chair of Vice-Chair of Association of Power Producers, Ontario.

Led a number of industry initiatives, including Task Forces on Distribution Rate Regulation, Infrastructure Renewal, Distributed Generation, and Transmission Connection for Renewable Generation.


Ontario Bar, 1991; Alberta Bar, 2014.


Vice Chair of the Canada Energy Regulator. Adjunct Professor of Energy Law at the University of Toronto Law School, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Calgary Law School, and Osgoode Hall Law School, where he is also Program Director for the Graduate Programme in Energy and Infrastructure Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Energy and natural resources > Power

(Leading individuals)

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McCarthy Tétrault provides a strong service to clients throughout the life cycle of power-related projects, spanning conventional generation, nuclear and renewable energy. The team is regularly engaged in high-value buy and sell-side M&A work throughout the value chain, and is also instructed by lenders and underwriters in the financing of all classes of transmission, distribution and generating assets and projects. Proceedings before courts and regulators across Canada and cross-border electricity mandates also feature on the workload. The group, which is led by Seán O’Neill in Toronto, is able to draw on existing expertise to assist clients on matters related to new and transitional areas in the power sector, such as green hydrogen production and Small Modular Reactor (SMR) development. David Lever has a wealth of experience in the power sector, advising on development, financing and regulatory matters. The latter is a primary focus for George Vegh, while Suzanne Murphy is noted for her transactional track record involving renewables and conventional energy assets. All named practitioners sit in the Toronto office.