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Caroline O'Driscoll

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Caroline has a depth and range of experience, in advocacy and corporate/commercial matters, with a focus on energy, environmental and Aboriginal law issues.

Caroline has a built a diverse practice working with a number of Indigenous Communities providing advice on Impact Benefit Agreements, navigating the regulatory environment in the energy sector, and on real property matters as they pertain to Reserve Lands, TLE Lands and Indian Act Interests. Prior to joining Foglers, Caroline was the Founder of O’Driscoll & Company. She is a member of the Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law, sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Energy Law Foundation and is a frequent guest speaker and instructor on the topic of Aboriginal Law, Energy and the Environment.

Education & Memberships

education

The Osgoode Certificate in ESG, Climate Risk and the Law Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2021
Called to the Ontario Bar, 2020
Called to the Alberta Bar, 2007
M.Sc. (Sustainable Energy Development), University of Calgary, 2018
LL.M. (General - Aboriginal and International), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2012
J.D., University of Calgary, 2006
B.Sc. (Environmental Science), University of Calgary, 2000
B.Ed. (Secondary Route, Physical Sciences), University of Calgary, 2000

Memberships

The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law, International Committee (Committee Member 2020 – present)
Canadian Energy Law Foundation, Board of Directors (Board Member 2019 - present)

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Co-author with Nicolás Castellano, Alejandro Massot and Julia Torreblanca of paper: “Ride the Green Wave – Exploration of the Implications of Renewable Energies on Resource Projects for Resource Companies and Indigenous Communities,”

International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development, and Investment, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 10-12, 2019, Rocky Mt. Min. L. Fdn. 2019.

Author of “An Investigation into the Practical Implications of Taking or Issuing Security in Indigenous Land Interests for Debt Financing Transactions (A Preliminary Overview)

Manzer, Law in International Finance, looseleaf (Toronto, ON: Carswell, 2013-Rel.1, 5F-1 – Supplemental Materials to Chapter 5.

Teaching

Sessional Instructor, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, Law for Project Managers

Practice Areas

Indigenous