Julie-Anne Pariseau is an associate at Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP. Her practice is focused on advising First Nations and First Nation-owned businesses on corporate and commercial transactions. This includes the negotiation of impact benefit agreements in the natural resources sectors and transactional work arising from aboriginal partnerships in the renewable energy and electricity sectors.
Before joining OKT, Julie-Anne practiced in a class action law firm in Montreal, and later as in-house counsel for a Canadian renewable energy company. During that period, Julie-Anne built expertise in plaintiff side litigation, regulatory law, public consultation, and environmental law. She also developed her practice in the compliance and regulatory obligations of large-scale renewable energy projects in North America.
Julie-Anne received her LL.B. from the University of Montreal in 2009. She is presently completing a graduate degree at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto with a research focus on large-scale renewable energy projects, indigenous law, and conflict resolution.
Julie-Anne is a member of the Quebec Bar and is in the process of completing her common law equivalencies to practice in Ontario. She is fluent in both English and French, and conversant in Spanish.
- Oliver MacLaren and Julie-Anne Pariseau, “The New World Bank Safeguard Standard for Indigenous Peoples: Where do we Start?”, March 2017, World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2017: Responsible Land Governance – Towards an Evidence-Based Approach (Washington D.C., USA)
- "Alberta’s first renewable energy procurement process", with Oliver MacLaren, OKT Blog, December 9, 2016