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We assist clients with regulatory advice, environmental permitting, representation in litigation and regulatory proceedings, protection and compliance, and advising on contamination and remediation.
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Fasken provides clients with a comprehensive set of environmental legal services. Whether you are permitting a new project, dealing with a contaminated site, defending charges, challenging orders, litigating on environmental matters, or trading carbon, we can provide practical legal advice, representation and solutions.

We assist clients in dealing with contaminated lands, assisting with remediation, strategies to avoid liability, and litigating over associated liability. 


We defend charges laid by regulators and have excellent relationships with the regulators to negotiate resolutions and the strong advocacy skills to successfully challenge those charges.


We help throughout the project approval process, organizing stakeholder consultation hearings and meetings and providing strategic advice. Once the project is launched, we can advise on scalable risk management and sustainability management plans that safeguard your investment.


Our clients include energy, mining, real estate, insurers, financial institutions, transportation, manufacturing and agriculture/aquaculture corporations. We also work with governments and industry associations interested in launching policy initiatives and program reviews.


Fasken has one of the oldest environmental law practices in Canada. We first published the Canadian Environmental Law Guide in 1996 and continue to update it quarterly. One of our lawyers is one of the distinguished members of the Canadian Centre for Environmental Arbitration and Mediation, which helps governments and businesses resolve a wide-range of disputes.


Exposure to environmental liability is wide-reaching.  Successfully navigate this liability with the right advice from our professionals.

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Client Work

  • Fasken successfully represented a key applicant in a landmark decision made by the Constitutional Court in the Transfer of Water Use Entitlements, Ongoing since March 2023
  • IAMGOLD Corporation completes sale of its interest in Rosebel Gold Mines to Zijin Mining for approximately US$360 million in cash and release of US$41 million in liabilities,
  • ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. announces exclusive corporate sponsorship in a first-of-its-kind climate action program in Kurdistan,
  • The penalty imposed by the Ministère de l’Environnement against Magotteaux Ltée is lifted by the Tributnal administratif du Québec,
  • Anjac SAS acquires Apollo Healthcare Corp.,
  • STERIS sells Renal Business to Evoqua Water Technologies, Ongoing since January 2022
  • Howden Group completes US$195 million acquisition of Compressor Products International business unit from EnPro Industries, Inc.,
  • Advent International acquires leading specialty chemicals solutions provider Caldic from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Ongoing since November 2021
  • FortisBC and City of Coquitlam dispute over pipeline abandonment,


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