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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Environment

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What the team is known for

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt is a notable law firm with a strong track record for advising clients on a variety of environmental matters including project development, environmental assessment reviews, contaminated land and general compliance issues. The practice is additionally well positioned to represent clients in environmental litigation, such as administrative hearings and civil actions, as well as in the tribunal appeal process. Its regulatory, environmental, Aboriginal and land (REAL) group is respected for its representation of clients from the energy and natural resources sector. The team is primarily based out of the Toronto and Calgary offices, with national reach across Canada.

Strengths

Sources observe that the team "provides a comprehensive work product in a timely manner."

Interviewees appreciate the firm's "good understanding of the issues and how the regulatory and permitting systems work in various jurisdictions in Canada."

Work highlights

An Osler team led by Martin Ignasiak advised De Beers in relation to remediation following an environmental release at Snap Lake Mine in the Northwest Territories.

Notable practitioners

Toronto-based Jennifer Fairfax is active on environmental assessments as well as remediation and contamination matters. She acts on behalf of a range of national and international clients including Honeywell and Imperial Oil.
"Jennifer Fairfax has a wide variety of knowledge in environmental law and draws on her past experiences when providing advice." "She appreciated the nuances of our business and the unique circumstances presented in this particular situation."

Up-and-coming lawyer Patrick Welsh is quickly building a reputation in the environmental space. Based in Toronto, he advises a range of clients, including natural resource and retail companies, on transactional and development mandates.

Operating out of Calgary, Shawn Denstedt QC is vice-chair of the firm's Western Canada practice. He is an accomplished environmental lawyer who is well versed in regulatory issues arising in the energy and natural resources industries, and regularly advises on permitting issues.

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Overview

Osler’s environmental experts provide environmental advice relating to all aspects of major project development, including environmental assessments, approvals and permits, waste and soil, contaminated lands, and general environmental compliance. The team provides strategic and ongoing advice on the environmental implication of major projects. In addition, Osler represents clients in all aspects of environmental litigation, including civil actions, prosecutions, class actions, administrative hearings and judicial review applications.

Environment

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Location

100 King Street West

1 First Canadian Place

Suite 6200, P.O. Box 50

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5X 1B8

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Environment


Jennifer Fairfax
Band 2
Patrick Welsh
Up and Coming
Shawn Denstedt QC
Band 2