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Environmental, Regulatory & Aboriginal  Canadian ERA Perspectives Blog

Moving development projects forward inevitably gives rise to the need for multi-faceted expertise, typically in the areas of environmental law, regulatory issues, and work with aboriginal groups. Building on experience gained as Canada’s top law firm in such matters as mining, power and renewable energy projects, emissions trading, and as a leader in the oil & gas industry, our National Environmental, Regulatory & Aboriginal Group provides seamless, coordinated, across-the-board coverage for our clients’ needs.

Whether it’s the world’s largest operational nuclear power project in Ontario, an LNG or pipeline project in British Columbia, an oil sands project in Alberta, the development of one of Canada’s largest mines in Québec, or a Canadian-sponsored upstream oil and gas project in West Africa - clients count on our top-ranked lawyers to ensure delivery of daily milestones as they monitor the big picture and the bottom line.

  • Environmental — assisting with navigating the complex provincial, territorial, federal and international laws, regulations and agreements affecting businesses and projects, including sustainable development, climate change and social acceptability considerations
  • Regulatory — advising on all levels of regulatory assessment processes, licensing, developments and projects
  • Aboriginal — advising businesses and industries on consultation, negotiation and agreements with First Nations, procurement and processes, developments on First Nations land and taking security on projects involving First Nations rights and interests; advising First Nations on economic development projects


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For more information, please contact:


Gordon M. Nettleton
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Pierre Renaud
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Peter Brady
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Paul R. Cassidy
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