Mr Alex G MacWilliam > Dentons > Calgary, Canada > Lawyer Profile
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Mr Alex G MacWilliam
Environment and Natural Resources; Energy; and Transportation
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.
University of British Columbia, 1985, LLB
University of Calgary, 1978, B.A. (Economics)
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Dentons‘ environmental department is instrumental to the firm’s ability to provide comprehensive service to clients in the areas of transportation, oil and gas, mining and property development. The practice group stands out in particular for its experience in major pipeline projects, but has built a reputation as a one-stop-shop for project planning and implementation, more broadly. In addition to handling due diligence, rick assessments and permitting, Calgary-based practice head Alex MacWilliam (‘exceptional‘) also represents clients in regulatory proceedings relating to contaminated sites.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Transport > Aviation
- Dispute resolution
- Indigenous law
- Business immigration
- Capital markets
- Corporate and M&A
- Infrastructure projects
- International trade
- Labour and employment
- Energy and natural resources > Mining
- Energy and natural resources > Oil and gas
- Transport > Other transport
- Energy and natural resources > Power
- Public procurement
- Real estate
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Banking and finance
- Competition and antitrust