Sharon Singh's perspective and approach are informed by over a decade of experience working in industry, and allows her to provide practical, collaborative, strategic, and innovative solutions to proponents and operators on regulatory, environmental, and Indigenous and community relations matters.
Sharon provides advice on regulatory, governance, environmental, and Aboriginal law to infrastructure, mining, energy, construction, and agribusiness sectors. She is recognized for her proven ability to create collaborative relationships with Indigenous nations, local communities and regulators, and implementing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practises and reporting within organizations.
What Clients Say
"Sharon is very thorough, very professional, tenacious and provides very good advice."
- advises both industry and Indigenous peoples on navigating the regulatory and environmental/impact assessment and operating permitting processes;
- advises on partnerships between Indigenous peoples and industry, including in the Indigenous peoples' capacity as proponents, shareholders, rights-holders and decision-makers;
- assists clients in embedding proactive ESG and CSR practices within their organization;
- undertakes regulatory and environmental audits and complex due diligence, including related to contaminated sites and brownfield development;
- advises clients on product and multi-material stewardship regulatory requirements;
- assists clients in federal and provincial fuel regulations and compliance issues;
- guides and provides training to organizations through crisis and risk management, including risk assessments and developing tactical and strategic plans for crisis management;
- assists clients in responding to inspections and investigations, and defending environmental and regulatory prosecutions, and disaster management, and planning and related responses; and
- negotiates complex commercial agreements, including equity ownership and investments by Indigenous peoples and communities in natural resources, new energy, and infrastructure projects.
Sharon has a reputation for her ability to progress things forward and find solutions by leveraging her trusted relationships between industry groups, associations, governments, Indigenous and local communities, and the not-for-profit sector.
What Clients Say
"She has a wealth of international experience and uses that in a sophisticated way to provide advice to her clients."
In the community, Sharon is a:
- Member of the Wet'suwet'en Community Advisory Council.
- Senior policy advisor to the Mining Association of British Columbia.
- Contributing member of the Business Council of British Columbia's Aboriginal, Environmental, and Community committees.
- Contributing member of the Mining Association of Canada's Aboriginal, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, TSM and International Social Responsibility, and Aboriginal Affairs committees.
- Contributing member of the Association for Mineral Exploration's Aboriginal Relations, and Land Access and Use committees.
- Founding member and the Vice-Chair Policy of the Business Council of British Columbia's Next Leaders Council.
- Member of the Canadian Bar Association and on the executive committee of the Aboriginal Law section of the British Columbia chapter.
- Member of the Board of Directors for the Immigrant Employment Council of B.C.
- Member of the Board of Directors for the CKNW Kids Fund.
Sharon is recognized as a leading lawyer, including in The Legal 500: Canada and Chambers, and is a Business in Vancouver's 40 under 40 recipient. In March 2016, Sharon was awarded a Wendy McDonald Award, in the category of Women of Promise by the Leadership Circle of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.