Sébastien Vilder is a partner in the financial services group of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and also the regional practice group leader. He specialises in project financing and has been involved in some of the largest renewable energy projects in Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Mr Vilder acts for financial institutions, governments, development banks and sponsors. He has advised clients on a wide range of issues, including the lenders for the financing of a 230 MW wind farm project in Ontario; the lenders for the financing of 480 MW of wind farms in Quebec; the lenders for the financing of a 22 MW hydroelectric power project in British Columbia; the lenders for the financing of a 272 MW wind farm project in Quebec; and the sponsor for the financing of a 90 MW wind farm project in Ontario. In addition, he has advised the sponsor for the development of a solar project in Africa, as well as a government in the concession and power purchase agreements for some hydroelectric projects in Africa.
Sébastien is also identified as a leading lawyer in a number of other internationally recognized directories and publications.
Mr Vilder has a BA (honours in economics) and law degrees (BCL/LLB) from McGill University.
He is a member of the Quebec Bar, the Canadian Bar Association, the New York State Bar and the International Bar Association.