Paul is a partner practising environmental law at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, advising on environmental/natural resources issues, including major project permitting/approvals, environmental assessments, financing, M&A, lender liability, directors’ & officers’ liability, contaminated sites, environmental litigation (civil, administrative/criminal), due diligence reviews, training and crisis management. Advises on energy issues, including LNG projects, power agreements, project siting, climate change & renewable energy development. Provided expert evidence in American proceedings on environmental laws in Canada. Provided evidence before Canadian Parliament Environment Committee. Trained mediator/co-founder of the Canadian Centre for Environmental Arbitration & Mediation. Former federal prosecutor with Department of Justice (Canada). Admitted to British Columbia (1993) and Ontario (1984) Bars. Recognized 22 consecutive years in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. Also recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, International Who's Who of Environmental Lawyers, The Legal 500, and Chambers (Band 1).
On June 22, 2018, Axium Infrastructure (Axium) and Manulife Financial Corporation (Manulife), through a special-purpose acquisition vehicle Northwestern Hydro Acquisition Co Inc., completed their acquisition of a 35% indirect equity interest in the Northwest British Columbia Hydroelectric Facilities (the Facilities) from AltaGas Ltd. (AltaGas).
On May 31, 2017, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (Canadian Natural) completed two previously announced agreements to acquire oil sands assets from Shell Canada Energy, Shell Canada Ltd. and Shell Canada Resources (Shell) and, with a subsidiary of Shell, to jointly acquire Marathon Oil Canada Corp. (MOCC).