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Sabrina Spencer

Sabrina Spencer
Sabrina Spencer Associate | Vancouver
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  • Negotiating and drafting commercial agreements involving Indigenous groups (e.g. funding agreements, impact benefit agreements; confidentiality agreement)

  • Providing strategic advice on Indigenous-related legal matters, including consultation and regulatory processes

  • Advising on project development on First Nation lands, including with respect to historic and modern treaties, and federal land management regimes (e.g. Indian Act, First Nations Land Management Act)

  • Advising on regulatory processes, including environmental assessments, impact assessments, energy regulation and development, permitting and tenuring (particularly coal and oil and gas), environmental permitting

  • Providing strategic advice and support on engaging Indigenous groups, regulators and other governmental agencies

  • Drafting regulatory submissions to various government agencies, including the British Columbia Utilities Commission, Environmental Appeal Board, British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission, Passenger Transportation Board, Canadian Transportation Agency and the Canada Energy Regulator

  • Advising on Indigenous-related or regulatory issues arising from mergers and acquisitions, financings and other corporate transactions

  • Advising on municipal law issues related to land use planning and development processes or environmental regulation

Publications
Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: UNDRIP as a Framework for Reconciliation in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities for Major Energy Projects
    2020 Canadian Energy Law Forum, October 14, 2020.
  • Speaker: Hot Topics in Corporate Governance UNDRIP
    Continuing Legal Education BC, Corporate Governance 2020, February 27, 2020.
Education
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar - 2018
J.D. (specialization in Environmental and Natural Resource Law), University of British Columbia - 2016
Master (Environmental Studies, Planning), York University - 2013
B.A. (with Distinction, Economics and German Language), University of Alberta - 2006
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