Provided by John Olynyk
Climate Change, Energy, Environmental & Regulatory, Indigenous Law, Northern Canada, and Regulatory Compliance.
John Olynyk is a member of the firm’s Indigenous, Environmental, and Project Development practice groups. His practice includes advising private sector and government clients throughout Canada on Indigenous, environmental, regulatory and natural resources matters. John advises oil sands developers, conventional oil and gas companies, railways, mining companies, utilities and other resource developers on environmental regulatory matters and on Indigenous law matters, including Indigenous consultation issues and negotiation of cooperation protocols and impact benefit agreements related to natural resource project development.
John is a member of the bars of Northwest Territories (2013), Alberta (2001), Yukon (1997), and British Columbia (1996).
Calgary-based John Olynyk advises on the Indigenous law aspects of mining and oil and gas operations. He is noted for his regulatory work, and market commentators highlight his presence on significant disputes in the Aboriginal law space.
"John is especially skilled at looking outside the box to develop innovative solutions to problems when we are stuck at the negotiating table. He is very good at developing relationships with the client organisation and also helped us build trust across the table."