Anne practices in the areas of environmental law, climate change law, energy law, mining law and Aboriginal law. She also advises clients on corporate social responsibility (CSR) matters, as well as lobbying and ethics.
Anne has extensive experience in assisting clients at all stages of project development, including regulatory and zoning approvals, environmental assessments, as well as acquisition of land rights. She regularly works with clients in the transportation sector, particularly in the transportation by pipeline of oil and gas and rail transportation.
With respect to climate change, Anne has specific expertise related to carbon trading and disclosure obligations. She advises clients on regulatory compliance matters regarding climate change laws and in the context of transactions involving greenhouse gas emission units and environmental attributes.
With respect to Aboriginal law, Anne assists clients in the private sector on matters pertaining to consultation and negotiation with Aboriginal people, notably in the context of the development of natural resource projects. In this regard, she advises on claims and assists in the negotiation of agreements between project proponents and communities, such as consultation protocols and impact benefit agreements. Anne also acts, on occasion, for the public sector in matters regarding Aboriginal and treaty rights. She assisted the Government of Canada in negotiations with the Crees of Northern Quebec which led to an historic New Relationship Agreement regarding treaty implementation, an out-of-court settlement and self-governance.
Regarding CSR, Anne has delivered executive-level and government training courses on CSR law both in Canada and Africa and advises companies on the development and implementation of CSR strategies, policies, and procedures, as well as compliance with emerging legal and regulatory requirements.
Anne is fluent in French and English.