Cindy Vaillancourt > McCarthy Tétrault > Montreal, Canada > Lawyer Profile

McCarthy Tétrault
1000 De La Gauchetière Street West
Suite 2500
Montréal QC H3B 0A2

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Practice focuses on environmental, energy, mining and regulatory issues. She advises clients from diversified sectors in the context of project development, permitting process, sales/purchases of business or properties, regulatory changes and advocacy initiatives. She also provides trainings on liability and due diligence measures, counsel on contaminated land management, support clients with governmental investigation and inspections and coordinate risk monitoring and audit processes. She has developed a deep understanding of climate change policies and regularly helps clients navigate the greenhouse gas emission cap-and-trade systems. Prior to joining the firm, she was a legal and political advisor on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.


BCL/LLB, LLM, Université Laval, Barreau du Québec, 2002.


Member of the Canadian Bar Association.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Environment

(Next Generation Partners)

Cindy Vaillancourt – McCarthy Tétrault

With longstanding experience in the field of environmental law, McCarthy Tétrault advises on cutting-edge environmental matters, including climate change and emissions trading. The team is particularly recognized for its impressive track record in handling environmental aspects of transactions and projects, and is also proficient in regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters. Contentious matters involving contamination issues also feature on the practice’s portfolio. Based in Vancouver, Paul Cassidy is routinely engaged by international investors, helping them navigate the regulatory environment for doing business in Canada. His practice encompasses project development across North America, litigation and policy issues. He jointly oversees the nationwide group with Gordon Nettleton in Calgary and Cindy Vaillancourt in Montréal. The latter focuses on remediation issues, environmental compliance, permitting and due diligence.