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