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Stikeman Elliott appoints new project development, finance group leadership

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 11:58 AM | By John Chunn


Stikeman Elliott has announced that Patrick Duffy and Jamie Templeton have assumed the roles of co-heads of the firm’s project development and finance group as of June 30 and will lead team members across all Canadian offices.

The co-founder and head of the group, Jim Harbell, retired from the firm on June 30 after almost 30 years with Stikeman Elliott. Harbell will continue his relationship with the firm as a counsel/adviser on various project matters. Project development and finance of Canada’s infrastructure is a fundamental economic initiative of our country and of our firm.

“In understanding our clients’ needs in this area, we have selected co-heads who have earned the respect of clients and colleagues and who have the expertise and leadership to continue to bring focus to our services,” said William Braithwaite, Stikeman Elliott chair. “We would like to thank Jim for his years of outstanding leadership of this important practice group,” he further stated.

Duffy’s project development practice includes environmental permitting and litigation, energy regulation and Aboriginal engagement. He is based at the Toronto office and has considerable experience dealing with environmental assessments and other regulatory approvals.

Templeton, based in Vancouver, practises in the areas of project finance, public private partnerships (PPP) and banking. Prior to moving to Canada, Templeton was a lawyer in Scotland and Australia and advised on PPP transactions in the U.K., Europe, Australia and Canada.