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Pierre-Olivier  Charlebois

Pierre-Olivier Charlebois

Partner Fasken
Environmental, social and economic issues must be considered in order to successfully develop natural resources and implement industrial and energy projects.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2004
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montreal
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Pierre-Oliver Charlebois is a leading lawyer in the areas of environmental, mining, energy, climate change and corporate social responsibility law.  Recognized by his peers across Canada and internationally due to his multidisciplinary expertise, Pierre-Olivier is the go-to legal reference.

 

Pierre-Olivier heads the Environmental, Energy and Climate Change group for the Quebec region. He also chairs the national Corporate Social Responsibility group.

 

Pierre-Olivier advises clients on compliance with environmental laws and regulations. He participates in obtaining government authorizations needed to develop new industrial and energy projects. He also represents clients during environmental administrative, penal and civil litigation.

 

His mining expertise encompasses environmental aspects involved in acquiring, restoring and closing a mine. Pierre-Olivier also advises clients on implementing and transferring financial security covering the cost of restoring a mining site.

His expertise in climate change covers all aspects of the carbon market, specifically compliance with Canadian and Quebec legislation and developing carbon offsets.

In energy law, he advises private and public energy providers working with biomass, hydroelectric and wind power on regulatory and commercial issues. He also applies his expertise to the institutional and legal reform of the production, transmission and regulation of electricity in developing countries, more specifically Africa.

In corporate social responsibility, Pierre-Olivier helps clients implement strategies and policies on Aboriginal, environmental, regulatory and other aspects of corporate social responsibility.

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Education

  • LL.M. - droit de l'environnement, développement durable et sécurité alimentaire Laval University
  • LLB University of Sherbrooke

Community involvement

  • Chair of the Water Committee, Quebec Business Council on the Environment (CPEQ)
  • Vice President of the Board, Fondation Martin Matte
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Québec Business Council on the Environment

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Québec Bar
  • Bar of Montréal
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Young Bar Association of Montréal
Article Commentary: The Paris Agreement is a historic climate deal
Article Autorisation préalable : évaluation des impacts sur l’environnement de la Loi canadienne sur l’évaluation environnementale (2012)
The Modernization of the Environment Quality Act (Modernisation de la Loi sur la qualité de l’environnement)
Our Expert Panel: Authorization under the Environment Quality Act location location Drummondville Centrexpo Cogeco
Expropriating Contaminated Land location location Montreal Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

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