Davies has one of the leading Environmental practices in Canada with expertise to advise clients on local, national and international matters. Our Environmental practitioners work closely with Davies' transaction teams, evaluating and addressing environmental liabilities in a variety of circumstances including financings, public offerings, mergers and insolvencies.

Our clients operate in a broad range of industries including the energy (renewables/oil&gas/nuclear/hydroelectric), mining/refining, forestry/paper & pulp, real estate, chemical, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors. We provide strategic advice on a range of issues such as:

  • project development/finance
  • environmental impact assessment
  • regulatory permitting
  • Aboriginal consultation
  • remediation and brownfields redevelopment
  • environmental compliance management systems and auditing
  • occupational health & safety compliance
  • carbon risk
  • emergency response
  • regulatory defence

Corporate boards, officers and directors seek our advice in relation to liability exposure. Our lawyers also routinely advise in complex environmental arbitration and litigation matters.


Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Environment

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Environment

The Legal 500: Canada—Environment

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Environmental Law: Toronto

The Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Environmental Law: Toronto

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Environmental Law

Who's Who Legal: Canada—Environment

Organizational Leadership

We are actively involved with the development and reform of environmental law through legal and business organizations. Sarah Powell is the Treasurer of the National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Past Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association, a member of The Canadian Centre for Environmental Arbitration and Mediation and a member of the 2012 Steering Committee of the Cambridge Environmental Law Forum. Alex Pike is a Member of the Section Executive of the Environmental Law Section, Ontario Bar Association, the Energy & Environment Committee for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Environment Committee, Business and Industry Advisory Committee, OECD.

Recent Work

  • Woodbourne Canada's $180-million acquisition of the residential component of The Well
  • Sale of Plastic Moulders Limited to Amcor Packaging Investments Inc.


Key Contacts

Sarah Powell Sarah V. Powell
Alex Pike Alexandria J. Pike
Marc-André Boutin Marc-André Boutin