Lorne Carson - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Lorne Carson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 403-260-7083

Lorne is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group based in the Calgary office. Lorne is also a professional engineer. His practice focuses on project development and finance in the oil and gas, pipeline, petro-chemical, electrical power and infrastructure sectors. In particular, Lorne has experience with loans in both the bank and capital markets and has been involved in a number of the larger project development and project finance transactions in Canada. Lorne has also had significant experience with international project development and project finance transactions and also practises in the lending and structured finance areas. Many of the projects Lorne has worked on include multi-parties and Lorne is familiar with multi-party ownership, joint ventures, combined financings and governance and intercreditor issues.

Additional Information

Notable Matters
  • BluEarth Renewables Inc. in connection with the project financing of a 15MW run-of-river hydro project located near Squamish, British Columbia, being developed by Culliton Creek Power Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of BluEarth Renewables Inc.
  • Canadian Natural Resources in connection with the bridge financing and permanent bank/bond financing as the 50% owner and 25% processor of the North West Redwater refinery project.
  • Kinder Morgan Canada in connection with commercial and financing matters for the proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline System.
  • Pattern and Samsung Renewable Energy, as joint venture partners, in connection with the project financing of the South Kent wind project; and the Grand Renewable wind project.
  • Phoenix Energy Holdings Limited, a Canadian subsidiary of PetroChina, in its partnership with TransCanada Corporation and its affiliates to construct, own and operate the Grand Rapids Pipeline System and its commitment to ship on the system.
  • Greengate Power in connection with the proposed financing and sale of the Halkirk Wind Project to Capital Power and the development and proposed financing of the Blackspring Ridge Wind Project and sale to Enbridge/EDF EN Canada.
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  • Veresen and Harbert Power in connection with the financing of the York Energy Centre.
  • Pristine Power and Fort Chicago in connection with the financing of the East Windsor Cogeneration Centre.
  • State of Alaska in connection with negotiations with major oil companies for the development, ownership, governance and financing of the proposed Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline.
  • Union Bank of California in the financing for Kelson Canada of the Calgary Energy Centre and the Island and Whitby Cogeneration Projects.
  • Trident Resources in connection with its high yield debt offering and bank financings.
  • RREEF America LLC in their acquisition of Maher Terminals (Prince Rupert Container Terminal Facility) including in respect of the acquisition, financing, corporate structure and governance.
  • Maratimes and Northeast Pipeline on the financing of its natural gas pipeline from Nova Scotia to Boston.
Queen’s UniversityUniversity of Victoria
Canadian Bar AssociationLaw Society of AlbertaAssociation of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia

Office Location

TransCanada Tower, Suite 2500
450 First Street, SW
Calgary, AB T2P 5H1

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Equipment Finance Law of the Calgary Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Project Finance Law of the Calgary Metro Area
Lorne Carson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Lorne Carson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Equipment Finance Law
Oil & Gas Law
Project Finance Law