Education

  • LL.B., B.CL., 1992
    McGill University
  • Masters degree (U.S.A.), 1998
    International and United States Environmental Law

Year of Call/Admission

  • Québec, 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Anne Drost

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Anne Drost practises in the Energy, Environmental, Climate Change and Regulatory Law Group. She is co-chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Law Practice Group and also practises in the areas of Aboriginal Law and Real Estate Law.

In Environmental Law, Anne has experience in advising clients on regulatory approvals, compliance and in transactions such as the acquisition or disposition of land. Anne works with clients in the energy sector, in particular in the transportation of gas and oil. She is also an expert in rail transportation and has acted as Deputy Emissary for the Government of Quebec on the development of high-speed train corridors in the Northeastern United States and Quebec, Canada.

In the field of Aboriginal Law, Anne assists both government and industry clients. She assisted Raymond Chrétien, strategic counsel at the firm, who was named Chief Federal Negotiator, and together they successfully negotiated an historic agreement with the Cree of Quebec (an aboriginal community in Northern Quebec) regarding treaty implementation and an out-of-court settlement. She regularly works with natural resource clients in matters regarding consultation and negotiations with First Nations.

Anne is regularly a sessional lecturer at the McGill Faculty of Law. She is currently teaching a course on Energy Law and Climate Change and has taught Land Use Planning, Environmental Law and Municipal Law in past years.

Membership/Affiliations

  • Barreau du Québec
  • Barreau de Montréal
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)
  • Pipeline Association of Quebec
  • New England - Canada Business Council (NECBC)
  • Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
  • Women in Mining (WIM) Canada 
  • Peace Medal Organizing Committee, The YMCAs of Québec