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ANISSA
Chekir

Anissa Chekir earned her Civil Law Degree (LL.L.) from the University of Ottawa in 2011 and was called to the Québec Bar in 2012. She is in the process of completing a short graduate program in management and sustainable development at HEC Montréal. In 2016 she joined Cain Lamarre, where she primarily specializes in aboriginal law.

Over the past three years, she has practiced environmental law in a boutique firm specializing in that field. In that role, she advised and represented diverse clients, mostly in the areas of waste, contaminated land, wastewater, and hazardous materials management and the Québec cap and trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances. She also worked on a number of expropriation cases.

Her fields of specialization include:

  • Native Affairs
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Environment

Assistant: Christine Oetjen

Expertise

  • Aboriginal and constitutional law (aboriginal rights, impacts and benefits agreements, First Nation governance)
  • Environmental law (government controls, the environment in James Bay and northern Québec)
  • Administrative law (administrative remedies)

Education

  • Short graduate program in management and sustainable development, HEC Montréal (in progress)
  • LL.L. (cum laude), University of Ottawa (2011)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Montreal) (2016 to present)
  • Sodavex (Montreal)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Co-author of "Projets immobiliers en milieux humides - une situation pas si limpide qu'on le voudrait," published in Espace Montréal magazine, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2015
  • Co-author of "Contaminants : Dans le doute, signalez !," published in Premières en Affaires magazine, February–March 2014
  • Co-author of "Le Projet de loi 89, un an après : un bilan mitigé et un avenir inquiétant," published in 3RVE magazine, Vol. 9, No. 1, summer–fall 2013
  • Co-author of "Matières organiques : un nuage au-dessus de nos têtes !," published in 3RVE magazine, Vol. 8, No. 3, spring 2013
  • Co-author of "L’amiante chrysotile, panacée économique ou danger écotoxicologique ?," published in Premières en Affaires magazine, October–November 2012

Distinctions

  • Named on the University of Ottawa Dean’s Honour List (Civil Law) for academic excellence (2011)