Tony Crossman
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3333

Tony is a leading expert in Canadian environmental law who assists with identifying and managing environmental risks, providing advice on day-to-day operational issues, and solving complex issues. His work specifically includes advising on environmental regulation and management, corporate compliance and due diligence, and litigation matters.

Tony's experience includes work in the energy, mining, natural resources and forestry sectors as well as manufacturing, real estate, municipal, waste management and transportation.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

  • Advised major energy companies on environmental assessment and permitting for a major natural gas project and pipeline transmission
  • Advised on environmental assessment and permitting of LNG development projects, and provided aboriginal consultation
  • Advised an independent power producer on environmental permitting and compliance for a major renewable energy project (development and construction phases)
  • Advised provincial government on environmental assessment and permitting for major infrastructure development projects (bridges, roads)
  • Advised a range of corporations on environmental due diligence for property and business acquisitions, including industrial and manufacturing operations and marine terminals
  • Advised a major energy utility and land owner on greenhouse gas emission compliance, reporting and carbon credits
  • Advised major industrial operations on internal and external environmental compliance audits
  • Advised developers, land owners and purchasers on managing environmental risks for brownfield development and contaminated sites; and negotiated terms for the acquisition and financing
  • Provided environmental emergency advice to mining and energy companies
  • Advised and managed environmental enforcement actions by regulators for mining, energy and transportation companies
  • Represented clients in prosecuting and defending claims for clean-up costs associated with contaminated sites
AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Tony is consistently recognized as a leading environmental lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Environmental, Aboriginal and Corporate)
  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 and 2018 (Environmental)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017
  • Who's Who Legal
  • Who's Who Legal: Environmental
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017 (Environmental)
  • Who's Who Legal, Special Report on Canada, 2013
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers in Business (since 2013)
PUBLICATIONS
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Co-author: Feds Scrutinize Environmental Assessments: Expert Panel Calls for Consideration of Broader Scope of Impacts
Canadian Property Management Magazine, May/June 2017.
Co-author: An Overview of Various Provincial Climate Change Policies Across Canada and Their Impact on Renewable Energy Generation
Energy Regulation Quarterly, Vol. 4, Issue 4, November 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.
Author: B.C. Court Awards Remediation Costs Before They Are Incurred
Canadian Property Management Magazine, 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
Co-author: Mt Polley Independent Panel Review Report
Mining Journal, February 2015
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Presenter: Presentation to Clean Energy BC
Annual Conference on Potential Changes to Federal Environmental Regulation, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 1, 2017.
Presenter: Environmental Appeal Board Decision Concerning the Appeal of Regulatory Decision in Relation to BC Run-of- River Hydro Project
Clean Energy BC, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 4, 2017.
Presenter: Updates on the Federal Environmental Assessment Process Review
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law Summit, Canadian Bar Association, Montréal, Quebec, April 28, 2017.
Moderator: Environmental Aspects of Transactions
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law Summit, Canadian Bar Association, Montréal, Quebec, April 28, 2017.
Moderator: Climate Change Law and Practice: Carbon Pricing, the US Presidential Order and BREXIT - What next?
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law Summit, Canadian Bar Association, Montréal, Quebec, April 27, 2017.
Presenter: Review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act
Expert Panel, Canadian Bar Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, February 2017.
Moderator: Compliance with Project Development Approval Conditions
National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit, Canadian Bar Association, June 1, 2016.
Speaker: Environmental Hot Topics
March 18, 2015
Speaker: LNG Development and Regulation in BC
March 30, 2015
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