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Sarah E. Gilbert

Counsel

Regulatory, Environmental and Health and Safety Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.7467

Sarah Gilbert provides regulatory advice to clients on a full range of environmental and health and safety issues, including issues relating to contaminated property, responding to spills and environmental incidents, air (noise) emissions, waste management, sewage and drinking water, and transportation of dangerous goods. Sarah also advises clients on regulatory obligations with respect to matters regulated by the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 and a range of product regulatory issues.

Sarah helps clients determine the need for, and obtain, environmental approval and permits, including assisting clients with respect to federal and provincial environmental assessments. She helps clients prepare for inspections and investigations by regulatory authorities, as well as civil and administrative proceedings (including orders) relating to environmental liability.

Sarah acts for a range of parties, including buyers, sellers, lenders, investors and underwriters, with respect to environmental matters associated with business transactions, including due diligence and the assessment of liability, and the negotiation and drafting of agreements.

Sarah works for clients across a range of sectors, including manufacturing, transportation, real estate, chemicals, energy and natural resources, and agribusiness & food.

Select Experience

  • Counsel to Stantec Inc. (NYSE, TSX: STN) in connection with its $1.25 billion credit facilities to finance, in part, the successful acquisition of MWH Global, Inc. for approximately US$793 million. Read more
  • CG Power Systems Canada Inc., a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Mumbai-based Crompton Greaves Limited, in connection with the sale of its assets to PTI Manitoba Inc. for an enterprise value of C$20 million.
  • Precision Castparts Corp., in connection with the US$560 million acquisition of Noranco from MidOcean Partners and PSP Investments. Read more

Recent Publications

Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Sarah Gilbert, ranked, Environment
  • 2017, The Legal 500 Canada

    Sarah Gilbert, ranked, Environment

    "very knowledgeable and detailed"

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