Kristyn Annis

Kristyn Annis

Counsel

Toronto
[email protected]
416.367.6399

Kristyn is a corporate commercial lawyer specializing in energy and climate change. Kristyn works closely with her clients to help them structure and build resilient energy and infrastructure businesses, and transition to a low-carbon future.

Kristyn’s practice focuses on commercial matters and M&A both generally and in the energy sector specifically. She has more than a decade of experience advising clients on all aspects of renewable energy development, transmission build out, distributed energy resources and energy storage. She works with Indigenous and non-Indigenous project proponents, lenders, utilities, municipal shareholders, the Independent Electricity System Operator, and other branches of government on energy matters.

Kristyn has a background in climate change law and advises clients in all sectors on recommendations put forward by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure, in particular with respect to governance matters and disclosure. Kristyn advises clients on all aspects of the voluntary and compliance carbon markets (OPBS, WTI), Article 6 under the Paris Agreement, carbon streaming, low carbon fuel standards, carbon offset regimes and renewable energy credit regimes.

Kristyn is at the forefront of the energy transition, as businesses seek to implement their net-zero targets and sustainable enterprise. Kristyn has worked at the top levels of government, advising both the Minister of Energy and Premier of Ontario on energy, emissions trading, climate change, economic development and Indigenous affairs. Her policy experience in these areas provides value to her clients seeking to accelerate their energy transition, since government policy drives much of it and involves advocating on behalf of her clients with various levels of government. Kristyn has also worked in the not-for-profit sector as CEO of a climate change related start-up.

Kristyn is a member of the firm's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiative, and BLG’s Climate Change Group. Kristyn sits on the board and executive of Energy Storage Canada.

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Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Ontario
  • Member, Women in Renewable Energy

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2005
  • LLB, University of Ottawa, 2004 (French common law)
  • B.Eng., Civil Engineering, , McGill University, 2000