Sharon Singh's perspective and approach are informed by over a decade of experience working internationally with industry, and allows her to provide pragmatic, collaborative, strategic and creative solutions to clients on regulatory, environmental, climate change and Indigenous and community relations matters.
Sharon provides advice on regulatory, governance, environmental and Aboriginal law to infrastructure, energy, mining construction, agribusiness and other important sectors. She is recognized for her ability to create collaborative relationships with Indigenous nations, local communities and regulators and has a reputation for her ability to progress things forward and find innovative solutions to achieve client objectives. Sharon helps companies understand and implement initiatives related to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance, diligence and reporting.
What Clients Say
"Sharon is very thorough, very professional, tenacious and provides very good advice."
- negotiates complex commercial agreements, including mergers, acquisitions, divestments and transactions involving equity ownership and investments by Indigenous peoples and communities projects;
- advises on regulatory and environmental/impact assessment and operating permitting processes;
- advises, negotiates and operationalizes 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; and
- assists clients in responding to inspections and investigations, and defending environmental and regulatory prosecutions, and disaster management, and planning and related responses.
What Clients Say
"She has a wealth of international experience and uses that in a sophisticated way to provide advice to her clients."
Sharon is recognized as a leading lawyer, including in The Legal 500 Canada and Chambers Canada, 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. She is a regular commentator and speaker on environmental, climate change, ESG and Indigenous relations matters in Canada.
In the community, Sharon is a member of the Wet'suwet'en Community Advisory Council member, advisory Greater Vancouver board member of the Salvation Army (British Columbia Division), member of the YWCA City Shift Strategic Advisory Council and on the board of directors for Immigrant Employment Council of B.C., the British Columbia Energy Regulator and CKNW Kids Fund. She is a senior policy advisor to the Mining Association of British Columbia, and a contributing member in several environmental, public policy and Indigenous relations committees of the Business Council of British Columbia, Mining Association of Canada and Association for Mineral Exploration. Sharon is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association and on the executive committee of the Aboriginal Law section of the British Columbia chapter.