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Anne Drost

Anne Drost
Anne Drost Partner | Montréal
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Recent representative matters include:

  • Representing Canadian Pacific Railway Company in several real estate and commercial transactions

  • Representing Hy2Gen Canada in the development of a green hydrogen-energy project in Quebec

  • Representing oil and gas pipeline companies in the development of new projects, looping and network expansions, relocations, abandonment, utility crossings, and disputes before regulators

  • Negotiating on capacity funding, communications protocols and impact benefit agreements with First Nation communities in Quebec and New Brunswick in the context of energy and mining projects

  • Advising on climate change issues, including regulatory disclosures and carbon trading matters

  • Performing environmental due diligence for the financing of wind-farm projects and mining projects

  • Negotiating financings and joint operations of oil and gas exploration wells

  • Assisting with the development of voluntary corporate policies regarding Indigenous engagement, human rights and business practices, and security and privacy protocols

  • Advising on lobbying compliance and registration procedures

Awards & Recognition

Anne is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer 2021 – Independently Rated Lawyers (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Repeatedly Recommended in 2018-2021: Energy (Oil & Gas); 2015–2021: Indigenous Law; and 2018–2021: Mining)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2020: Energy Regulatory Law and Environmental Law; 2016–2021: Energy Law)

  • The Legal 500 Canada (2018 and 2020: Indigenous Law; 2021: Environment)

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys (National Litigation Star: Energy/Resources)

Professional Activities

Anne is a regular sessional lecturer at the McGill University Faculty of Law. She has taught courses on law and international development, energy law and climate change, land use planning, environmental law, and municipal law.

Anne is a member of the Pipeline Association of Quebec, the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada, Women in Mining Canada, the New England-Canada Business Council and the Canadian Bar Association.

She is also a member of a working group established under the auspices of the UN Global Compact Network Canada to assist Global Action Canada to prepare a Canadian Manual on the OECD Guidelines for Responsible Business Conduct.


LLM (International and United States Environmental Law), Vermont Law School, U.S. – 1998
Admitted to the Quebec Bar – 1994
LLB/BCL, McGill University – 1993

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