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Currently, the world’s carbon footprint is top-of-mind, making environmental protection regulation front-page news. Companies that do not demonstrate compliance with environmental policy and regulation can find their reputations questioned and business operations hindered. Organizations discovered—or even perceived—to be skirting environmental laws will be thrown into automatic defence mode against the public, employees and stakeholders. Across industries, Canadian companies turn to McMillan’s environmental lawyers for on-point strategic counsel on how to navigate ecological regulations while operating profitably and forging new ground.

Globally, countries are challenged to grow their resource sectors and economy, while remaining in compliance with consistently evolving environmental regulations. McMillan’s corporate environmental lawyers help clients comply with the full range of international, federal, territorial, provincial and local environmental laws and programs while bringing new products to market that foster the economy. Our lawyers provide timely, expert advice on a wide variety of environmental aspects impacting business, with expertise in climate change and carbon trading, as well as the mining, energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure sectors.

At McMillan, we combine our legal experience with industry-specific expertise to quickly understand the issues clients face and provide counsel that meets their business objectives. And when clients’ practices are called into question, we help them mount robust defences in environmental hearings and prosecutions for infractions of relevant legislation.

Experienced in environmental policy and regulation, McMillan’s environmental lawyers help clients lead by:

  • Assisting with meeting emission standards and obtaining permits and approvals, due diligence audits, officers’ and directors’ liabilities, and spills and spill reporting
  • Advising on environmental liabilities and property investigations in the context of mergers and acquisitions, and financings
  • Negotiating agreements with private parties and governmental authorities involving the transfer or allocation of environmental risks, site remediation and compliance with regulatory requirements, and brownfield sales, purchases and development

Primary Contacts

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Ralph Cuervo-Lorens
Partner, Environment | Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Talia Gordner
Partner, Environment | Corporate Commercial Litigation
Robin M. Junger
Partner, Aboriginal Law | Environment

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