Environmental, Regulatory and Aboriginal: Overview

Osler’s team of Environmental, Regulatory and Aboriginal experts combine technical expertise; peerless regulatory experience; commercial know-how and international perspective to successfully advise on complex environmental and aboriginal matters. Our clients come to us for advice on how to: proactively manage environmental challenges; navigate the applicable regulatory frameworks; and manage environmental and aboriginal issues. Osler positions their clients for the best development outcome possible by working in partnership to anticipate and address issues relevant to their development. We achieve results through providing timely and strategic advice in the context of an intricate and shifting environmental regulatory regime.

Our Environmental team includes former government counsel, providing a unique perspective and access to decision makers at all levels of government on how to deal with regulators in response to environmental challenges that may arise. Osler provides seamless and efficient advice from a Canadian perspective on environmental requirements that cross the Canada-U.S. border.

We advise companies of all sizes and with single or multi-jurisdictional footprints in the following areas:

  • Regulatory approvals and environmental assessments
  • Aboriginal consultation
  • Civil litigation
  • Climate change and emissions trading
  • Commercial transactions
  • Corporate governance
  • Defence to prosecutions
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Orders and appeals
  • Project development and planning
  • U.S. and cross-border matters


The following international and Canadian surveys prominently feature lawyers on the team, identifying them as leading lawyers: Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers; The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory; The Best Lawyers in Canada and Benchmark Canada.