Ron is a leading Canadian energy and natural resources lawyer. Utilities, independent power producers, oil & gas companies and other resource industry clients seek out Ron for his depth of expertise and his creative and practical problem solving skills. His industry knowledge, ability to navigate complex negotiations and broad business transaction background make him an ideal choice for counsel on projects and M&A transactions in the energy and natural resources sectors. Ron’s broad experience with carbon markets and environmental commodities is often sought out, and can also contribute to successful outcomes on broader energy and resource projects and transactions. Ron acts on both acquisitions and divestitures of energy and resource assets, including early-stage and operating independent power projects, mining projects and gas storage facilities. Ron’s expertise covers a variety of complex project development issues including, environmental assessments and permitting, impact benefit agreements and other agreements with First Nations, community benefit agreements, complex joint ventures and co-ownership arrangements, regulatory compliance, and structuring considerations for project finance.