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Rob Blackstein



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Rob is a seasoned business and transactional lawyer who has expertise in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, financings, private equity and venture capital.

He advises corporations, investment funds and other clients across a range of sectors, including energy and infrastructure.

In the energy sector, Rob works on matters involving generation (solar, wind, hydro, gas and nuclear), transmission and distribution, as well as projects for investors, lenders, retailers, marketers and other industry participants across Canada’s electricity sector.

On infrastructure projects, he acts for public authorities, developers and design-builders, with a focus on:

  • public-private partnerships including social infrastructure (hospitals, universities, courthouses and detention facilities)
  • transportation (toll roads, rail and ports)
  • large infrastructure projects in the energy sector (transmission lines and hydro facilities)

Rob has also acted on the formation and structuring of various project and investment vehicles, including energy and infrastructure funds, and has represented fund sponsors and institutional investors in connection with such transactions.

Rob is a member of the Toronto Board of Trade Energy Committee and is involved in a number of energy and infrastructure industry associations. 
He has presented at numerous client seminars and webinars and has also authored client bulletins, newsletters and updates on various legal matters.  Rob is also a member of the firm’s Private Equity Steering Committee.

  • Secrétaire, Collège canadien des avocats en droit de la construction, 2018-2019

  • Président et président du conseil d’administration, The Pillars Trust Fund Inc., depuis 2013

Admission au Barreau et formation

  • Ontario, 2006
  • Certificat, Université de Windsor, 2005
  • Certificat Leadership in Law Firms, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 2005
  • LL. B., Université Queen’s, 2002