Krista Hill > Torys > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Energy, Power


Krista Hill is widely recognized as an industry leader in infrastructure and energy M&A, privatizations and joint ventures/partnerships, both in Canada and internationally.

Krista is the co-head of the Infrastructure and Energy practice, as well as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

Krista has deep experience in complex, innovative, first-of-kind transactions and projects. With robust insight into all types of energy projects and infrastructure asset classes, she regularly leads large teams working to advance significant projects and transactions. Krista is also an accomplished lead negotiator and has extensive experience advising multiple stakeholders with respect to their complex projects and transactions.


Ontario Bar, 1996


Krista was an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, where she taught on energy and natural resources law. She is also a member of the University of Toronto Law Alumni Association Council, an organization which provides advice to the Dean of the Law School.

Krista speaks frequently at M&A, infrastructure and energy conferences and is a past executive member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Natural Resources and Energy section. In addition, she is a director of the Canadian Nuclear Law Organization.

Krista serves as the Chair of The York School, a Canadian Accredited Independent School (CAIS), located in Toronto. She also serves as a director of Rainbow Railroad, an organization dedicated to assisting LGBTQI refugees seeking a safe haven in order to escape violence or persecution in their home countries.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Energy and natural resources > Power

(Hall of Fame)

Krista HillTorys

From its bases in Toronto and Calgary, Torys’ highly regarded group is active in power matters across the country. Enviably balanced between transactional and regulatory work, the practice acts for an impressive roster of Canada’s major power entities, including Ontario Power Generation and Hydro One Networks. Department co-head Krista Hill is a pre-eminent specialist in power transactions and projects; she is currently leading the team’s advice to Ontario Power Generation on Canada’s first on-grid small modular reactor at the site of its Darlington New Nuclear Project, and also on the related C$970m funding agreement with Canada Infrastructure Bank. Other key transactional contacts include projects specialist Valerie Helbronner and Huw Evans. On the regulatory front, department co-head Charles Keizer and Calgary-based Lou Cusano are both sought-after sector experts. Named lawyers are based in Toronto unless otherwise stated.

Canada > Infrastructure projects

Torys stands out for its Pan-North American projects practice, with the team routinely engaged to advised on transactions in the US, as well as in Canada. The multidisciplinary group draws on infrastructure, energy, Indigenous law, real estate and project finance specialists, among others, which equips it to handle the full projects life cycle — from procurement issues through to development and secondary market transactions. Toronto-based department co-head Mark Bain is sought after for his specialist infrastructure expertise; he recently teamed up with Josh Van Deurzen, also in Toronto, to advise Infrastructure Ontario on the Accelerated High Speed Internet Program. The department is additionally co-led by Toronto-based power expert Krista Hill and New York-based Tara Mackay, who is noted for cross-border work. Other recommended names in Toronto include project finance specialist Scott Kraag; projects and infrastructure partner Daniel Ford; and talented senior associate, Jessica Ho-Wo-Cheong.