MONTREAL, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to
announce that Mr. Pierre Renaud, president of the Bureau d'audiences
publiques sur l'environnement (BAPE) from 2007 to 2012, and a seasoned
specialist in Québec's environmental and sustainable development
sector, has joined the firm's Business Law Group as Counsel and head of
the Environmental Law Group in the Québec region.
"At a time when social acceptability is the cornerstone of any
investment project, acquiring the expertise of a former BAPE president
is a first in Québec and a great asset for many of our natural
resources clients," said Kim Thomassin, managing partner of McCarthy
Tétrault's Québec region. "Mr. Renaud's credibility, leadership and
skills add unique environmental sector expertise, and a thorough
understanding of environmental issues, sustainable development and
corporate social responsibility. Mr. Renaud's arrival at McCarthy
Tétrault strengthens our firm's commitment to being exceptionally
responsive to our clients' needs and providing them with top-notch
Mr. Renaud's career has given him solid administrative and management
experience in the areas of the environment, sustainable development and
the social acceptability of projects, as well as in facilitation,
mediation and negotiation. His numerous successes in organizational
optimization have earned him recognition for his strategic leadership,
results-oriented approach and development of innovative ideas.
Mr. Renaud was BAPE's commissioner from 1993 to 1996 before being
appointed its president. In addition, he has been vice president of the
Nature Conservancy of Canada in Québec; a legal advisor at Hydro-Québec
and the Québec Ministry of the Environment; and a lecturer for 10 years
in the Master's program in environmental law at the Université de
Sherbrooke and the Bachelor's program at the Université du Québec à
Montréal. He also co-authored two books on mediation.
"I am proud to join a firm that, due to the immense talent of its
lawyers, has developed such a prestigious reputation in numerous
sectors - including the environment, natural resources and Aboriginal
rights - and that has participated in some of the largest international
transactions," said Mr. Renaud. "I want to use my expertise and
knowledge of the Québec environmental and sustainable development
sector to help our clients succeed by supporting them strategically
from a social acceptance perspective at the outset of their projects,
and while they pursue the authorization, public consultation and
participation process - including that of BAPE."
McCarthy Tétrault advises the energy industry on some of the largest
projects in Canada. In Québec, the firm is widely regarded as the
preeminent industry advisor, having represented companies of all sizes
in numerous energy transactions. The firm's recognitions include the
2012 Energy & Natural Resources Client Choice Award for Canada from International Law Office, its ranking as a leading firm in energy, power and oil & gas by Chambers Global in 2012, and its distinction as a leading firm in Montréal and Toronto
for energy in the 2012 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
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