Alex G. MacWilliam

Former Partner at Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP

Alex G. MacWilliam

Alex G. MacWilliam

Former Partner at Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP

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Alex is Canada lead for the global Environment and Natural Resources group and the global Climate Change Strategies practice group.

He regularly advises Canadian and international clients on all legal issues relating to the environment. These include regulatory approvals, compliance, contaminated land, climate change, transportation of dangerous goods, dealing with regulatory agencies, responses to government policies and the development of internal environmental practices and systems. In 2015, Alex was appointed by the Government of Alberta to be the Chair of 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 Regulator, Natural Resources Conservation Board, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Federal Court of Canada and all levels of Court in Alberta.

Alex advises clients in respect of all matters of an environmental nature, including the management and minimization of liability arising from environmental risks, compliance, 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 a trained mediator and has applied his experience to facilitate the resolution of many environmental disputes. He is a member of the Canadian Centre for Environmental Arbitration and Mediation.

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.

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Co-Chair, National Competition Law Group at Dentons

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Former Partner at Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP

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Partner at Dentons

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Partner Partner at Bennett Jones LLP

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Managing Partner at Dentons

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Chair, Dentons Canada at Dentons

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Alex G. MacWilliam
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Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP provides legal services. It represents private and public clients of all sizes, from startups to industry icons, in all sectors of the economy which include aviation, competiton, energy, entertainment, financial services, forest products, insolvency, international natural resources infrastructure, employment & labour, litigation & dispute resolution, mergers & acquisitions, mining, public policy, public-private partnerships, real estate, securities & corporate finance, tax, and technology. The company also has offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and New York. It was founded in 1839 and is located in Montreal, Canada.

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Plains All American Pipeline LP, Plains Midstream Canada ULC purchase BP Plc /Canadian Natural Gas Liquids Business from BP Plc

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Riverstone Holdings LLC, The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity) purchase Gibson Energy ULC from Hunting PLC

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Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. PJSC purchases Northrock Resources Ltd. from PXP Producing Co. LLC

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