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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

BOX 50, 1 FIRST CANADIAN PLACE, 100 KING ST W, SUITE 6200, TORONTO, ONTARIO M5X 1B8, CANADA
Tel:
Work +1 416 362 2111
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Fax +1 416 862 6666
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www.osler.com
Calgary, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Jennifer Fairfax, Toronto, CANADA

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Jennifer Fairfax

Tel:
Work 416.862.5998
Email:
Web:
www.osler.com/en/team/jennifer-fairfax
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Partner, Litigation; Regulatory, Environmental, Aboriginal and Land

Position

Jennifer Fairfax practises regulatory and environmental law and litigation, as well as commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Jennifer has significant experience conducting negotiations with, and making representations to, regulatory bodies, including the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, as well as conducting environmental litigation, including civil actions/applications, judicial reviews, administrative tribunal proceedings, and defence of prosecutions. Jennifer also provides regulatory and environmental advice relating to environmental assessments, regulatory orders, corporate transactions, permits and approvals, waste and soil, contaminated lands, renewable energy projects, and regulatory compliance.

Jennifer litigates business-critical issues in environmental law, construction disputes, complex contractual / negligence disputes, insurance disputes, commercial arbitrations, and constitutional law. She has broad advocacy and trial experience, and has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal. Jennifer has also acted as lead appellate counsel in constitutional litigation. Jennifer is the past Chair of the executive of the OBA Environmental Law Section. Prior to joining Osler, Jennifer clerked for The Honourable Justice Edgar Sexton with the Federal Court of Appeal.

Career

Bar Admission: Ontario (2003)

Languages

English

Member

Canadian Bar Association; Ontario Bar Association: past Chair, Environmental Law Section Executive; Law Society of Ontario; Advocates Society.


Canada

Environment

Within: Next Generation Partners

Jennifer Fairfax - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Within: Environment

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is valued for ‘knowing when a deep dive into the law is necessary or when things can be done more cost-effectively’. The team, which is mainly split between Calgary and Toronto, is particularly well versed in project development-related matters and it also handles environmental litigation and due diligence. In Calgary, regulatory heavyweight Shawn Denstedt QC ‘takes time to understand the business implications’. Denstedt jointly chairs the national practice alongside Calgary-based Martin Ignasiak; together they advised De Beers Canada on all environmental permitting issues concerning the new Gahcho Kué diamond mine. The team is also assisting De Beers with the ongoing management of the Snap Lake Mine. In Toronto, ‘very capable’ up-and-coming partner Jennifer Fairfax represented Rowbry Holdings in a C$10m contaminated lands claim.

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