Cox & Palmer: Top Ten Dealmaker of 2014

January 8, 2015

Cox & Palmer is featured in Lexpert’s Top Ten Deals of 2014.  Ranked mainly by transaction size, Lexpert’s Top 10 Deals of the year highlights deals that have significant Canadian legal content, signify a trend, contributed to the year’s economic climate, or an outlook to future events. 

The Muskrat Falls/ Maritime Link/ Labrador Link Project, holding the number four position on the list, is a $7.7-billion dollar project to construct and develop the Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Generating Facility and Labrador-Island Transmission Link to be built on the Lower Churchill River in Labrador. The deal involved Emera Inc., and Nalcor Energy, and the Governments of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.  As described by Lexpert, the project is significant as it is both the single-largest infrastructure financing in Canadian history, and the most expensive capital works project in the history of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

“Supporting our client and helping them achieve their goals, while adding valuable experience to our energy portfolio, makes working on this significant and historical project both rewarding and exciting.  We are proud of our contribution and pleased to see the collective efforts of all counsel involved recognized among the Top Ten Dealmakers,” says Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald, QC, Managing Partner of Cox & Palmer’s Newfoundland and Labrador office.

Cox & Palmer provided external representation to Emera and worked alongside their in-house team including, Bob Hanf, Bruce Marchand, Lewis Smith and Peter Doig. The Cox & Palmer team was led by Sandy MacDonald, QC (commercial and projects), and included Daniel Campbell, QC (regulatory), Griffith Roberts (commercial and projects), Stephanie Hickman (commercial and projects and real estate), Tony Chapman, QC (real estate) and Greg Anthony (labour).