Energy and natural resources

Overview

Companies in the energy and natural resources sector mobilize vast resources to carry out and exploit major projects. In the planning, design, financing, assessment, approval, delivery, exploration, exploitation, and dismantling of their projects, they are subject to a wide range of federal, provincial, and sometimes municipal laws and regulations that affect all their activities to varying degrees. Their relations with the environment and inhabitants of the host communities involved and the complexity of the assessment and approval processes, which sometimes overlap, present complex challenges that companies must rise to with care, openness, innovation, and creativity. An in-depth understanding of the applicable legislative framework and resulting obligations is essential to the establishment of strategies for ensuring favourable decisions, resolving disputes, negotiating and concluding agreements, or establishing appropriate mitigation or compensation measures.