SpecialityPartner & Leader, Energy Sector Group, Gowling WLG
Tom is a senior corporate-commercial lawyer serving clients in power, infrastructure and advanced manufacturing. With more than 20 years of experience, he is sought out for his intimate knowledge of the power sector and his ability to help get complex, challenging projects across the finish line.
Tom leads Gowling WLG Canada's Energy Sector Group and is a member of the Toronto office's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council and the firm's China Executive Leadership Team. He has previously served on the firm's External Management Committee.
Named a "Leading Lawyer" by the Legal 500 Canada and to Who's Who Legal, Tom also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Urban Energy at Metropolitan Toronto University (formerly Ryerson University), as an adjunct professor of law at Windsor Law, as a member of the Board of the Canadian Ditchley Foundation and as an adjudicator under Annex 309 of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement. He has previously served as chair of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (now CanREA), West Toronto RailPath and the Children's Own Museum.
Tom regularly appears in international news media regarding renewable power technology and infrastructure matters and has been quoted in such leading news sources as the Economist Intelligence Unit, The Globe and Mail, Financial Post, World Journal, BNN and Canadian Business.