Environmental

Overview

Our Environmental experts provide environmental advice relating to all aspects of major project development, including environmental assessments, approvals and permits, waste and soil, contaminated lands, and general environmental compliance. Our team provides strategic and ongoing advice on the environmental implication of major projects.

In addition, our team represents clients in all aspects of environmental litigation, including civil actions, prosecutions, class actions, administrative hearings and judicial review applications. Our team also provides guidance to clients with existing operations, and assists them with risk management and mitigation, as well as emergency response in the case of environmental incidents.

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  • Essar Steel Algoma

    Algoma Steel Inc. and certain senior secured term lenders in Canada in Algoma’s acquisition of substantially all the assets of Essar Steel Algoma in connection to a restructuring under the CCAA

  • Brookfield Infrastructure’s acquisition of Enbridge’s Western Canadian Midstream Business

    The syndicate of lenders and the underwriters in connection with Brookfield Infrastructure’s $4.31 billion acquisition of Enbridge Inc.’s Western Canadian Midstream Business

  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

    Maple Leaf Foods Inc. in its acquisition of select poultry assets from Cericola Farms

  • GFL Environmental Inc.

    Investors led by BC Partners and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in the $5.125 billion recapitalization of GFL Environmental Inc.

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Limited

    Kinder Morgan Canada Limited in its litigation victories for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

  • Dominion Diamond Corporation

    Lenders and underwriters in the acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corporation by Washington Companies Corp.

  • TC Energy

    TC Energy in the sale of its Ontario solar portfolio to Axium Infinity Solar LP for approximately $540 million

  • National Tire Distributors Inc.

    National Tire Distributors Inc. in its acquisition of Pneus Supérieurs Inc.

  • Ventas, Inc.

    Ventas, Inc. in its $980-million acquisition of 29 independent living seniors housing communities

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Chambers

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016-2019: Environmental Law
    • "Clients value the firm's "ability to understand highly technical issues, environmental impact assessments and environmental protection planning," as well as its "excellent client service which includes quick responses, detailed research, and clear communication of legal risks."
    • "They understand the difference between legal opinion and what a company has to do to walk the path of ensuring good relationships."
    • "They are very good, very knowledgeable and very responsive. I would recommend them for environmental litigation."
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers in Business, 2013-2019: Environmental Law
    • “The firm knows how to identify the various options and solutions, clarify challenges and provide clients with the most efficient path to meet their goals."

Lexpert

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2017-2019: Recognized in Environmental Law (Calgary, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario)

Legal 500

  • The Legal 500, 2019: Environmental Law