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Charles Kazaz

Charles Kazaz
Charles Kazaz Partner | Montréal, Toronto
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Recent representative matters include advising:

  • Novacap Technologies III, L.P. on the amalgamation of iWeb Group Inc., under a merger agreement with 7807201 Canada Inc. and 7807210 Canada Inc., with two corporations controlled directly or indirectly by Novacap, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and an investment vehicle affiliated with Bank Street Capital Partners and certain of their affiliates

  • Goldcorp Inc. on a collaboration agreement signed with the Cree Nation of Wemindji, the Grand Council of the Crees and the Cree Regional Authority regarding the development and operation of Goldcorp's Éléonore gold project in northern Quebec

  • Novacap and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in the amalgamation of certain of their affiliates with IPL Inc.

  • Barrick Gold Inc. on its acquisition of the Golden Giant Mine Properties at the Hemlo Camp in northern Ontario from Newmont Mining Corp.

Awards & Recognition

Charles has been recognized as a leading lawyer by the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2022 (Global 2022 Environment – Canada – Band 2)

  • Who’s Who Legal: Global 2022 (Mining)

  • Who’s Who Legal: Global 2021 (Environment – Climate Change and Environment)

  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2021 (Climate Change, Environment and Mining)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2021 (Environmental law)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2021 (Environment-Canada, Band 2)

  • Who’s Who Legal 2020 (Environment – Climate Change; Environment; Mining)

  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2020 (Climate Change; Environment; Mining; M&A)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Band 2: Environment - Nationwide - Canada)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2019 (Environment, Energy - Mining)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 (Environment)

  • Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Global Elite 2019 (Environment)

  • Who’s Who Legal: Mining 2019

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (Environmental, Mining)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018 (Environment, Mining)

  • Chambers Canada 2018, Environment, Band 2

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Environmental Law; Mining Law); also named Best Lawyers' Montréal Environmental Law "Lawyer of the Year"

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2018 (Environment)

  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Mining)

  • Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2017

  • Who's Who Legal: Mining 2017

  • Chambers Canada 2017: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Band 2 in Environment)

  • Chambers Global 2017: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Band 2 in Environment)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2016 (Environment; Mining)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016 (Mining; Environment)

  • Who's Who Legal: Environment 2016

  • The 2016 Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Corporate Lawyers (featured in Report on Business Magazine)

Professional Activities

Charles has been a frequent speaker and has participated in the preparation of several continuing legal education programs in the area of environmental law, particularly regarding contaminated lands.

He is past chair of the Canadian Bar Association National Environment, Energy and Resource Law Section, past chair of the Environment Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Branch, as well as a past member of the Quebec Bar Standing Committee on Environmental Law.

Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2002
Admitted to the Quebec Bar - 1990
LL.B., Dalhousie University - 1989
LL.L., (Magna Cum Laude), University of Ottawa - 1988
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