Amelia Fong is an associate in our Business Law Group in Montréal. Her practice focuses on regulatory and environmental law.
Amelia assists clients operating in a wide-range of industries, including mining, power, forestry, construction and infrastructure. She provides support in obtaining the required permits to deploy industrial projects in Québec, environmental compliance, rehabilitation projects and environmental legal monitoring. Amelia also conducts due diligence reviews in the context of commercial and real-estate transactions.
Amelia has been involved in the following recent mandates:
- Rayonier Advanced Materials in its US$214 million sale of lumber and newsprint facilities and related assets to GreenFirst Forest Products Inc.;
- Ortec Group in its acquisition of Veolia's industrial cleaning division in Canada;
- Parkland Corporation in its acquisition of Pétroles Crevier Inc.;
- France-based VINCI Energies International & Systems, in its acquisition of Transelec Common Inc.;
- L Catterton, in its sale of Naya Waters Inc., a Mirabel, Quebec-based provider of natural spring water and spring-water based drinks, to Champlain Financial Corporation and GefCo;
- Sayona Mining Limited and its subsidiary Sayona Québec Inc. in connection with its $196 million acquisition of North American Lithium Inc.’s lithium mine in La Corne (Québec), in the context of Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) proceedings;
- Magris Resources Canada Inc., in its acquisition of the assets of Imerys Talc America Inc., Imerys Talc Vermont Inc. and Imerys Talc Canada Inc. sold under proceedings commenced by the sellers under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada);
- Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. in its C$92.8 million non-recourse construction and term project financing for the construction of Innavik Hydro Project, a 7.5 MW run-of-river hydroelectric facility on the Inukjuak River near Inukjuak, Nunavik, in northern Quebec;
- A renewable energy development company, in relation to the environmental and regulatory considerations in the context of the development and financing of a cogeneration plant and a greenhouse project.
Before joining McCarthy Tétrault, Amelia worked for nine years as an analyst for the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC). In this role, she managed environmental approval applications submitted by various industrial players, as well as the related negotiations.
Amelia completed her bachelor of civil law (LLB) at Université de Montréal in 2015 and articled at Dussault Mayrand Avocats. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry (BSc) from McGill University, completed in 2010. She was called to the Quebec Bar in 2017.
Amelia is a member of the Young Bar Association of Montréal and the Canadian Bar Association. Since 2021, she is a member of the executive committee of the Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Division.