Environmental & Indigenous

Businesses facing environmental and social risk want advisers who can help handle issues as they come up. Or better yet, anticipate and manage them so they don’t. Our team brings cutting-edge knowledge and practical strategies to solve and move past complex challenges.

We assess and tackle your environmental liabilities and exposures. When your board is concerned about liability exposure, we are there to provide clear advice and a practical way forward. And when arbitration or litigation comes into play, we advocate at all levels of tribunals and courts.

From project development to remediation of contaminated lands and from regulatory investigations to Indigenous engagement, we take a pragmatic approach to resolving complicated issues.

Our industry knowledge comes from years of immersing ourselves in our clients’ interests and business objectives. Spanning industries and regions – from local to global, we have a particular focus on mining, manufacturing, pulp and paper, energy, chemical and real estate.

Actively involved in the development and reform of environmental law, we advise and advocate for you, knowing where the law stands and where it’s headed.

Representative Work

Barrick Gold Corporation, 2019

Representing Barrick Gold Corporation in international tort litigation regarding tailings discharged from a Philippines copper mine facility operated by its predecessor, PlacerDome Inc.

Amcor Flexibles LLC, 2019

Assisted Amcor Flexibles LLC in the disposition of three manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, ordered pursuant to U.S. anti-trust requirements. Environmental issues included the separation of activities and permits at one operating location, indemnification in relation to indoor air and soil vapour intrusion issues, ascertainment of lease liability clarification from the Wisconsin Department of Nature Resources (WDNR) and allocation of liability with respect to historic contamination including negotiations with landlord regarding remediation obligations to WDNR.