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Tony Crossman

Tony Crossman Tony Crossman
Tony Crossman Partner | Vancouver
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  • 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 recognized as a leading environmental lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Band 3 - Environmental)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Environmental, Aboriginal and Corporate)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2019 (Environmental)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Environmental) - since 2013

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Energy (Oil & Gas) and Environmental Law) - since 2017

  • Who's Who Legal: Environment 2017

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017

  • Who's Who Legal 2016

Professional Activities

Tony is an executive member and a past chair of the National Environment, Energy and Resources Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and its B.C. Environmental Law Section. He is also a member of the Brownfields Committee of the British Columbia Environment Industry Association.

Tony frequently writes for various publications on environmental matters. Some of his most notable works include Canadian Environmental Law (LexisNexis) (B.C. and Yukon chapters), The Law of Climate Change in Canada (B.C. chapter) and the environmental chapter of Business Laws of Canada. He is also a contributor to the BC Contaminated Sites Handbook, Halsbury's Laws of Canada and the Environmental Law Journal. He is a contributing editor of the Canadian Environmental Law Journal.

Publications
Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Making a Cost Recovery Claim
    CLE: Contaminated Land Clean Up Costs 2018, Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, February 27, 2018.
  • 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.
Education

Admitted to the Nunavut Bar - 2013
Admitted to the Yukon Bar - 2000
Admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar - 1996
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar - 1996
Admitted to the South Australia Bar - 1985
LL.M., Environmental, University of Adelaide - 1995
LL.B., University of Adelaide - 1985

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