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 Andrew Lord

Andrew Lord is a corporate/commercial partner in Davis LLP's Toronto office. With a background in engineering and business consulting, Andrew is able to provide legal advice that is tailored to his client's technical and business needs. He regularly advises clients on a broad variety of corporate matters, including financings, corporate governance matters, and the negotiation and drafting of complex commercial agreements. Andrew works with clients in a broad range of industries and has particular experience in the power generation and IT sectors.

Andrew has played a significant role in the following deals:

  • acquisition of a regional vehicle leasing, rental and sales business;
  • structuring, financing and selling rooftop solar projects under FIT 1 and 2 and supporting applications for contracts under FIT 3;
  • financing for the construction of 20 solar fields (aggregate 165 MW) across Ontario;
  • financing for the acquisition of a 100 MW portfolio of solar fields in Ontario;
  • acquisition by an international client of an equity interest in a utility-scale wind farm in Ontario;
  • due diligence in respect of the acquisition of gas-fired generation assets in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia and the development of co-generation and district heating projects in Ontario and Northwest Territories;
  • establishment of a Regional Innovation Centre within the Ontario Network of Excellence;
  • acquisition of control of Canadian publishing business;
  • acquisition of specialty paints and coatings business.

Andrew provides both regulatory and commercial advice to clients who want to participate in Ontario's dynamic electricity sector.  He has helped many clients navigate the Ontario Power Authority’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program.  He has appeared before the Ontario Energy Board in utility rate hearings.

With an engineering background, Andrew enjoys helping clients in technical industries negotiate winning deals to grow their businesses.  His contract negotiation experience includes: solar rooftop leases; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations & maintenance (O&M) agreements for rooftop and ground-mounted solar projects; master services, software and equipment supply agreements between IT suppliers and customers; and a variety of other business-to-business agreements.

Andrew works with a number of fast-growing, innovative clients. He has assisted them with unanimous shareholders agreements and other governance documents and with a number of private financings and asset/share transactions.

Andrew also has experience in the recycling and product stewardship sectors.  He has helped organizations negotiate service agreements for waste processing.  He has also assisted with policy analysis, in particular for Ontario's evolving approach to waste management and extended producer responsibility.

Andrew joined Davis LLP in 2006 as a student and subsequently articled with the firm. He returned as an associate following his call to the bar in 2008.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Andrew provided procurement and marketing consulting to clients in the telecom and banking sectors.  Andrew has also worked as a business analyst for an e-commerce portal and as a product development supervisor for a sourcing company in Hong Kong.

Andrew earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1999 and his LL.B. in 2007, both from Queen's University.

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  • The Lawyers Weekly
    August 19, 2014
    Davis LLP's Graham Erion and Andrew Lord have published an article on Ontario's energy future in the August 22, 2014 issue of The Lawyers Weekly. "Green Light for Renewable Energy" looks at why the Liberals' victory in...
  • The Lawyers Weekly
    July 15, 2014
    When it comes to negotiating and facilitating the sale of a business, the right price is only the beginning. In the July 18, 2014 edition of The Lawyers Weekly, Davis LLP's Ted Maduri and Andrew Lord describe for sellers and their advisors nine...
  • BCBusiness magazine
    July 2, 2013
    Davis LLP's Ted Maduri and Andrew Lord highlight four key steps to take when selling a business in an article published in the July 2013 issue of BCBusiness magazine. READ: "How to Sell Your Business"
  • Davis LLP Corporate / Commercial Bulletin
    November 15, 2012
    Selling your business is a lot like selling your house: it should have “curb appeal” and pass a buyer’s “home inspection” with flying colours. In this article, we will look at some of the steps that you, as an owner-manager...
  • Davis LLP Corporate / Commercial Bulletin
    June 22, 2012
    Many inventors and businesses spend considerable time and resources developing new products or building customer bases. It is not surprising, and certainly justified, to see great care taken to ensure such proprietary information does not fall into...
  • May 18, 2011
    Project Finance International, "Regulating by Province" (part of the PFI Global Renewables Report 2011) (May 18, 2011), co-authored with Danielle Jarvis and John Lemieux
  • Davis LLP Environmental, Energy, and Resources Bulletin
    February 14, 2011
    The Ontario Power Authority (“OPA”) launched its Feed-in Tariff (“FIT”) program on October 1, 2009. The response to the FIT program has been greater than expected. In part because of this overwhelming response, the OPA has adjusted...
  • Davis LLP Securities & Corporate Finance Bulletin
    January 14, 2011
    The Canadian Securities Administrators have released Staff Notice 51-333 Environmental Reporting Guidance.  As anticipated in the Davis LLP bulletin of May 2010, this new CSA Staff Notice provides clarification on the continuous disclosure responsibilitie...
  • Getting the Deal Through
    October 1, 2010
    This chapter answers a series of questions regarding project finance in Canada, covering issues such as collateral, foreign investment, foreign currency, insurance, bankruptcy, natural resources and government approvals. Reproduced with permission...
  • Davis LLP Environmental, Energy, and Resources Bulletin
    June 22, 2010
    Over 8 months have passed since the last pieces of Ontario’s landmark Green Energy  and Green Economy Act, 2009 (the “Green Energy Act”) fell into place. The past several months have been a flurry of activity, as renewable power...
  • Davis LLP Securities & Corporate Finance Bulletin
    May 19, 2010
    This bulletin outlines the developments on both sides of the border regarding disclosure requirements for reporting issuers in the areas of environmental disclosure and climate change. In Canada, the Ontario Securities Commission released OSC Staff...
  • Davis LLP Climate Change Bulletin
    June 30, 2009
    On June 26 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (more commonly known as the “Waxman-Markey Bill”). The Waxman-Markey Bill is a nearly 1300-page bill that is intended to promote clean...
  • Davis LLP Climate Change Bulletin
    February 25, 2009
    On February 23, 2009, the Honorable George Smitherman, Ontario’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, tabled the long-anticipated Bill 150, the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009.  Bill 150 is intended to “supercharg...
  • Davis LLP Climate Change Bulletin
    January 15, 2009
    On January 20, 2009, the United States will have, for the first time, a President who has committed to enacting a national cap and trade program and other mandatory measures to reduce greenhouse gases in the U.S. The Obama administration could table...
  • Davis LLP Climate Change Bulletin
    October 27, 2008
    On September 23, 2008, the Western Climate Initiative released Design Recommendations for a regional greenhouse gas cap-and-trade system. If implemented, the plan would establish absolute caps on most economic sectors in British Columbia, Manitoba,...
  • Davis LLP Climate Change Bulletin
    August 28, 2008
    As reported in an earlier Davis LLP Climate Change Law Bulletin, Alberta already regulates greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions and other jurisdictions are poised to do so in the near future. While there are many important distinctions between...
  • Davis LLP Climate Change Bulletin
    July 14, 2008
    The United States and Canada are in the process of developing compliance emissions trading systems to curb greenhouse gas emissions at the state, provincial and federal levels. This Davis Climate Change Bulletin reviews these emerging North American...
  • Davis LLP Bulletin
    April 1, 2008
    Reporting issuers must improve their disclosure of known and contingent environmental liabilities in continuous disclosure documents. That is the message of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Staff Notice 51-716 on Environmental Reporting, released...
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    • Medal in Law (Queen's University)


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Called to the Bar

  • Ontario, 2008


  • LL.B., Queen's University, 2007
  • B.Sc., (Mechanical Engineering - Honours), Queen's University, 1999


  • English