Jim Harbell

Jim Harbell Partner

Jim Harbell


  • Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B. 1982)
  • University of Toronto (Trinity College 1977-1979)

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1984
Representative Work
  • Horizon Utilities in connection with the merger participation agreement it signed March 24, 2016 with PowerStream and Enersource to form Alectra Inc. (C$3.5B enterprise value) and the share purchase agreement for their collective purchase from the Province of Ontario of Hydro One Brampton Networks for C$607M.
  • Ontario Power Authority on the execution of the Southgate Solar Power Purchase Agreement and the Windsor Solar Power Purchase Agreement with Samsung and the negotiation and execution of the Bell River Wind Power Purchase Agreement with Samsung and Pattern Energy, a C$7B multi-year arrangement.
  • North American Development Group in connection with the acquisition and redevelopment of Agincourt Mall located in Toronto, Ontario with two of its institutional partners.
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  • Chambers Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Energy: Power (Transactional), with clients noting “he is extremely knowledgeable and when we have some complex regulatory matters, or power purchase agreements, we’ll rely on Jim and his team.”
  • Chambers Global 2017 as a leading lawyer in Energy Power: Transactional.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 as a leading lawyer in Energy (Electricity), Environmental Law, Project Finance and Property Development.
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Speaking Engagements
  • “Project Development in 2016 – Key Trends and Opportunities”, Stikeman Elliott Seminar, Toronto, February 2016, and New York, September 2016, (moderator).
  • “Ethical and Professional Issues in Municipal Litigation”, Osgoode Professional Development CLE seminar, Municipal Government Liability and Litigation, Toronto, June 2014, (panellist).
  • “Combined Heat & Power Update”, APPrO Conference, November 2013, 2014 and 2015, (moderator).
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