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Gowlings expands environment practice with key hire in Toronto

Canadian firm Gowlings has hired leading environment lawyer Rod Northey as a partner in Toronto.

He arrives from Fogler Rubinoff LLP.

Northey has over two decades of experience in environment litigation with more than 40 reported decisions before courts and tribunals. He has particular expertise in regulatory approvals and hearings within land use, resource extraction and transportation, energy and water infrastructure.

His notable achievements include advising Suncor Energy Services in 2010 with their renewable energy approval, the first of its kind under the Green Energy and Green Economy Act. He later served as co-counsel for Suncor on Ontario’s first appeal of this renewable energy approval.

Scott Jolliffe, Gowlings’ chair and CEO praises Northey for being “passionate” and “relentless” with “outstanding technical expertise”: “He has an exceptional ability to work across regulatory silos and navigate complex approval processes. His proactive approach allows clients to anticipate obstacles, avoid unnecessary delays and move projects forward.”

As a member of the Gowlings environmental law group, Northey will offer a full environmental legal service to Canadian and multinational clients working closely with the firm’s energy, infrastructure, Aboriginal and municipal law practices.

Northey is listed in The International Who’s Who of Environment Lawyers.

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