Nardia Chernawsky
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4601

Nardia's practice focuses on environmental law, including litigation, corporate matters and aboriginal issues. She has experience with provincial and federal environmental and regulatory regimes, environmental assessments and appeals, the remediation of contaminated sites, permitting and export of hazardous recyclable materials, and federal regulatory prosecutions. She works with a wide range of industries, including the energy, mining, transportation, manufacturing, aquaculture and forestry sectors.


  • Successfully representing a run-of-river hydro project in an appeal to the Environmental Appeal Board regarding a water licence
  • Advising an energy company on a range of environmental issues during the construction of a large-scale energy project, including environmental assessment certificate compliance, remediation and restoration obligations, and wildlife and protected species management
  • Representing various clients in contaminated sites litigation
  • Advising manufacturing and service-based industries on the product stewardship plan requirements for recycling used oil, packaging and printed paper
  • Representing clients in various industries in the defence and resolution of regulatory charges
  • Advising clients on various provincial aboriginal consultation guidelines, including their applicability to projects located on private lands
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Blakes Bulletin on Aboriginal Law, Energy - Regulatory, and Environmental, July 4, 2016.
Co-author: A Canadian Perspective on Key Arctic Issues: Governance, Resource Development, and Navigation
American Bar Association, International Environmental and Resources Law Committee Newsletter, Vol. 18, No. 2, March 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Environmental Law, June 2015.
Co-author: More EA scrutiny in wake of Mt Polley
Mining Journal, April 10, 2015.
Blakes Bulletin on Environmental Assessments & Approvals, April 2015
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Speaker: Social Licence: Progress or Undermining Legal Process
Annual Legal Update, Environmental Managers Association of BC, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 19, 2017.
Panellist: Understanding and Navigating Today's Environmental Risks
Understanding and Navigating Today's Environmental Risks Blakes' Business Class Environmental Seminar, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 19, 2015.
Panellist: Environmental Hot Topics
Blakes' Professional Development Course Lunch and Learn Series, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 18, 2015
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