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Peter Ascherl Toronto Lawyer

Peter S. Ascherl *

Partner Fasken
Renewable sources of energy, like wind, remain crucial to Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1986
Language(s) English, German
Office(s) Toronto
*practising through a professional corporation

Peter Ascherl is a senior business lawyer in the Toronto office who works predominantly in the energy sector. Maintaining a broad corporate and commercial practice, Peter has represented international investors in connection with numerous acquisitions and joint ventures in Canada.

Peter's practice is focused on energy law where he has participated in the financing, development and acquisition of wind farm projects throughout Canada, which include:

  • 230 MW wind farm located in the Niagara Region of Ontario comprising of 77 wind turbines
  • 272 MW wind farm in Seigneurie de Beaupré, Quebec comprising of 126 wind turbines
  • 138 MW wind farm in Le Plateau, Quebec comprising of 60 wind turbines
  • 135 MW Des Moulins, Quebec, wind farm, comprising of 59 wind turbines
  • 100 MW wind farm in de L'Érable, Quebec comprising of 50 wind turbines
  • 100 MW wind farm in the Montéregie region, Quebec comprising of 44 wind turbines
  • 90 MW Thames River Project consisting of a portfolio of nine separate 10 MW wind farms located in Southwestern Ontario between Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie, comprising of 45 wind turbines
  • 102 MW wind farm near Bear Mountain -- Kiskatinaw Ridge, British Columbia, comprising of 34 wind turbines
  • 76 MW wind farm near Ripley, Ontario, comprising of 38 wind turbines
  • 76 MW wind farm near Pincer Creek, Alberta, comprising of 33 wind turbines
  • 62.1 MW wind farm in Antigonish and Pictou Counties, Nova Scotia, comprising of 27 wind turbines
  • 44 MW wind farm near Nuttby Mountain, Nova Scotia, comprising of 22 wind turbines
  • 22 MW wind farm near Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, comprising of 11 wind turbines

Peter recently advised ENERCON Canada Inc. in connection with its acquisition, development, financing and sale of a 230 MW wind farm located in the Niagara Region of Ontario. Peter has also advised a U.S. electricity generating company on the acquisition of one of Canada's largest independent wind farm developers. In addition, Peter advised International Power plc, a U.K. electricity generating company, on Canadian aspects of its combination with GDF SUEZ's Energy International Business Areas (outside Europe).

Peter also has experience with solar energy projects. He advised a U.S. aggregator of solar installations on the development of solar rooftop energy projects under the Ontario Power Authority's (now IESO) Feed-in Tariff Program.

Peter has participated in a number of RFPs including Ontario's 500 MW RES III RFP, Hydro Québec's 2000 MW RFP for wind power and British Columbia's 5,000 GWh Call for Clean Power.

Before joining the firm, Peter worked in Germany and studied German law at the University in Heidelberg, Germany. Peter has acted for  numerous German clients over the years, including: a film distribution company; aircraft lessors; a major wind turbine manufacturer; a prominent clothing manufacturer and a plastics manufacturer.

Peter has been recognized by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and Lexpert Special Edition - Energy, published in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine.

  • Recognized as an Acritas Star™ lawyer, Acritas Star Independently Rated Lawyers 2016 to 2021
  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Corporate Mid-Market, Lexpert 2018 to 2021
  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Corporate Commercial Law, Lexpert 2020
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  • LLB Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • BA University of Waterloo

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association


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