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Alex G MacWilliam

Tel:
Work (403) 268 7090
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Dentons

Work Department

Environment and Natural Resources; Energy; and Transportation

Position

Partner

Career

Alex advises Canadian and international clients on all legal issues relating to the environment. These include regulatory approvals, compliance, contaminated land, climate change, dealing with regulatory agencies, responses to government policies and the development of internal environmental practices and systems. In 2012, Alex was re-appointed by the Government of Alberta to the Environmental Appeals Board.

Alex is widely regarded as one of the leading environmental law practitioners in Alberta. He is recommended by Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in the area of Environmental Law, he is profiled in The Lexpert American Lawyer Media Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Who's Who Legal, and in Best Lawyers and is rated by Practical Law Company as a recommended Environmental Lawyer. He has appeared before the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board, Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board, Natural Resources Conservation Board, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Federal Court of Canada and all levels of Court in Alberta.

Alex advises the firm’s clients in respect of all matters of an environmental nature, including the management and minimization of liability arising from environmental risks, environmental management systems and other risk management tools. When environmental incidents do occur, Alex is experienced in the legal aspects of emergency response and crisis management and has extensive experience in resolving disputes arising from such incidents through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.

Alex is frequently involved in major national and cross-border transactions in respect of the environmental due diligence arising in asset and share transactions, public offerings and financings. He works closely with the M&A, banking and securities lawyers at Dentons to ensure that any environmental issues are identified and properly assessed.

Read Alex's full biography here.

Languages

English

Member

Education

University of British Columbia, 1985, LLB
University of Calgary, 1978, B.A. (Economics)


Canada

Environment

Within: Leading individuals

Alex G MacWilliam - Dentons

Within: Environment

Dentons leverages its skill sets in Aboriginal law, corporate and regulatory to provide a comprehensive environmental law offering. Calgary-based specialist Alex G MacWilliam heads the practice and represented Orkin Canada in defending a prosecution under Alberta, Ontario and federal environmental pesticide legislation. Calgary-based regulatory expert Bernard J Roth is also recommended.

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Canada: Transport

Transport: other transport

Within: Transport: other transport

At Dentons, Toronto-based transportation co-chair Michael Ledgett has a solid record in transport-related infrastructure projects, with notable recent experience in road and rail projects. Calgary-based co-chair Alex G MacWilliam is recommended for regulatory matters.

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