Canada: Climate Change 2018

This chapter features 14 climate change lawyers who have been highly recommended for providing expert advice on emissions trading, carbon pricing and air quality regulations, and for their experience advising on industrial and energy sector projects.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Gray E Taylor Gray Taylor Law, Toronto
2. Elisabeth DeMarco DeMarco Allan LLP, Toronto
3. Charles Kazaz Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Montreal

Torys sees three top lawyers listed here for their excellence in the field.
Dennis Mahony leads the climate change practice at the firm. He is a revered expert in emissions trading and boasts broad experience handling energy and infrastructure projects.
Michael Fortier is a top name in the Toronto market, known for providing expert regulatory advice to energy and infrastructure clients on a wide range of climate change matters.
Tyson Dyck is a highly regarded climate change lawyer with deep expertise in policy and regulatory matters surrounding carbon pricing systems and emissions trading.

Blake Cassels & Graydon achieves two listings in this chapter.
Charles Kazaz is well known for his expert counsel on complex commercial transactions and projects. He is highly respected for his strong regulatory practice and deep expertise in climate change.
Jonathan Kahn stands out among peers for his extensive experience in the natural resources sector as well as his deep knowledge of air regulation and liability matters.

Gray Taylor of Gray Taylor Law is a leading expert in climate change. He is well regarded for his top-tier emissions trading practice and is a go-to adviser among major corporate clients.

At DeMarco Allan, Elisabeth DeMarco is highlighted for her first-class regulatory and policy practice. She frequently advises on cleantech development, carbon capture and clean energy finance and is a well-known figure in the space.

Jean Piette is a top lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada who is well respected for his expert advice on a broad range of climate change-related policy matters and disputes. 

Brad Gilmour from Bennett Jones is widely endorsed for his deep regulatory knowledge and experience advising clients from the energy and natural resources sectors.

Anne-Marie Sheahan leads the practice at Sheahan and comes highly recommended for her excellent regulatory and commercial advice. She represents clients from the mining and petroleum industries and boasts deep knowledge of climate change law.

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