Julie-Anne Pariseau has a diversified practice in line with the environmental issues that businesses, governmental bodies, and First Nations groups, as well as citizens in Québec and across Canada are facing. Julie-Anne is a member of the firm's Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) leadership team.
She has an in-depth understanding of environmental law in Québec and Canada. She advises clients on compliance matters, as well as on their environmental and regulatory obligations in connection with major projects that impact natural resources.
Julie-Anne has expertise handling environmental issues that may arise in the course of commercial and real estate transactions, including drafting and negotiating contracts, as well as participation in the due diligence process.
In energy law, Julie-Anne is experienced in regulatory and commercial issues. Through many years, she has developed in-depth expertise related to energy projects and, more specifically, renewable energy projects developed in collaboration with Indigenous groups.
In Indigenous law, she has expertise negotiating Impact and Benefit Agreements (IBAs) and works with clients to meet their needs, especially regarding consultation processes and accommodations. Julie-Anne handles the transactional aspects of partnerships created with indigenous communities in renewable energy, electricity and mining. Julie-Anne also provides strategic policy and governance counsel to Indigenous groups seeking to exercise their jurisdiction and authority, including advice on land development, taxation and financing on First Nations lands, cannabis, and economic development. Julie-Anne is also actively involved in the negotiation and litigation of specific claims across Canada.
Julie-Anne also advises her clients on all aspects of their Canada-wide lobbying activities.