Mira Gauvin is a partner in the firm's Montréal office, practising in the area of environmental law. She is leader of the firm's Environmental Law Group.
Mira’s practice includes providing clients with consulting services and analyzing the impacts of jurisprudential and legislative developments on their activities. Mira also advises clients on compliance with environmental laws, obtaining and transferring environmental permits, land rehabilitation projects, as well as the implementation and closure of industrial sites.
Mira negotiates and drafts contractual clauses pertaining to the environmental aspects of commercial transactions, land rehabilitation agreements and related indemnities. She also conducts environmental due diligence in the context of various types of business transactions.
Mira advises clients from all industrial sectors, including mining, oil and gas products, renewable energies, pulp and paper, and waste management. She has been involved in environmental compliance audits, as well as in matters pertaining to land rehabilitation, air emissions, cap-and-trade regulations and waste management. She has advised mining companies with respect to preparing remediation plans in compliance with the Environment Quality Act and the Mining Act.
From 2006 to 2012, Mira successively acted as secretary, vice-president and chair of the Québec Branch of the Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources Section of the Canadian Bar Association. Currently, she acts as vice-president of the Executive Committee of the CBA's National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section.
Prior to her law career, Mira worked as an environmental consultant in an engineering firm and later became the environmental and quality adviser for the Technical Services Division of the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM).