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Torys LLP

Environment

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What the team is known for

Torys offers advice on the environmental aspects of a wide range of transactions and projects, including high-profile and multi-jurisdictional mergers, financings and redevelopments. The firm is also active on contentious issues arising from projects and regulatory proceedings. The environmental law team represents major Canadian and multinational clients spanning numerous industry sectors including oil and gas, chemicals, renewable energy, mining, nuclear, consumer and media. The firm is additionally known for its expertise in climate change law and emissions trading.

Strengths

One source lauded the team for its "strong balance of strategic vision and in-depth tactical knowledge to steer us clear of regulatory land mines."

"The team’s focus is always on the client’s needs and goals," enthused another client.

Work highlights

A Torys team led by Tyson Dyck advised Mitsubishi on potential environmental risks and liabilities related to its acquisition of ARLANXEO's olefins business.

Notable practitioners

Dennis Mahony is an esteemed lawyer who handles the full spectrum of issues in the environmental space, including environmental approvals for major energy projects. He is based in Toronto.
"Dennis Mahony routinely looks beyond the narrow question of a specific legal matter to see the big picture, to identify risks and opportunities often missed by others, and to map out an integrated and practical strategy for his clients’ success." "He has an extremely deep knowledge of the law in this area and is very focused on providing practical, easy-to-implement solutions to problems."

Toronto-based Michael Fortier is well versed in environmental issues relating to major energy and mining projects, with additional experience with regard to transactional matters.
"Michael Fortier is very responsive and does his best to bring forth satisfactory solutions while educating his clients on various options."

Tyson Dyck acts out of the firm's Toronto office and has a strong reputation for his work in the energy and mining industries. He possesses further expertise encompassing carbon finance and climate-related matters.
"Tyson Dyck is very knowledgeable and practical regarding environmental matters." "He will focus on the key issues and try to be creative in proposing solutions to move parties along."

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Overview

Grounded in business perspective and experience, our team guides clients through challenging environmental and occupational health and safety law issues, whether they arise in the context of corporate transactions, litigation or regulatory matters.

Our scope of experience in environmental work is supported by its comprehensive breadth: from the industries and regions we serve to the range of services we provide, we manage complex environmental matters impacting our clients’ operations, projects and transactions, as well as disputes when they arise.

We have deep experience in securing major environmental approvals for large, complex projects. We work seamlessly with our clients on bespoke strategies designed to both prioritize efficient application processing by regulatory authorities and minimize long-term litigation risks. We support clients in navigating the complex matrix of federal, provincial and territorial permitting frameworks, and we defend permits before administrative tribunals and the courts.

Our commercial perspective is informed by a sophisticated understanding of every major sector, including power, infrastructure, oil and gas, mining, transportation, industrials, manufacturing, financial institutions, technology, and real estate.

Environment

Torys LLP

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Location

79 Wellington Street West, 30th Floor

PO Box 270, TD South Tower

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5K 1N2

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Ranked Lawyers

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.

Nationwide - Canada

Environment


Dennis E Mahony
Band 1
Michael Fortier
Band 3