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McCarthy Tétrault
745 Thurlow Street
Suite 2400
Vancouver BC V6E 0C5

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Practice is a combination of regulatory, corporate/commercial, litigation, policy and project development work for clients across North America in a variety of industries, including the energy (conventional, upstream, pipelines, LNG, renewables, power generation and transmission), marine and terminal shipping, mining, forest products, transportation, agri-food (vegetables and cannabis) and manufacturing sectors.


British Columbia Bar 1993; Ontario Bar 1984.


A certified mediator and founding member of the Canadian Centre for Environmental Arbitration and Mediation.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Environment

(Leading individuals)

Paul CassidyMcCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault balances its practice between contentious and non-contentious work across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, transportation, clean tech, waste management, energy generation and transmission and mining. On the litigious side, the firm supports both environmental litigation and mediation, while on the non-contentious front it advises on the environmental aspects of corporate transactions, project development and day-to-day business operations. Regulatory work also makes up a key part of the department’s work, with strong experience assisting clients in navigating provincial, territorial, federal and international laws. Paul Cassidy heads the national environmental practice from Vancouver and his sought after for his corporate, regulatory, litigation and project development expertise. Cindy Vaillancourt also comes recommended for her advice on environmental and climate change law and is based in Montreal. Co-heads Gord Nettleton and Pierre Renaud are key contacts in Calgary and Montréal respectively. Peter Brady took a general counsel position in November 2020.

Canada > Indigenous law

McCarthy Tétrault‘s Indigenous law practice stands out for its track record in complex contentious matters, including disputes arising from treaty rights and revenue sharing arrangements. In addition, the team advises on relationship building with Indigenous groups, and has experience negotiating and drafting commercial and business agreements. Paul Cassidy in Vancouver chairs the practice group and has extensive experience in the areas of mining and resource extraction. Toronto-based partner Bryn Gray is recommended for his expertise in matters relating to energy and infrastructure project development. Stephanie Axmann left the firm for a role at the Ministry of Attorney General. Peter Brady left for an in-house role in November 2020.