Resilient LLP


This International Women’s Day (IWD), Resilient LLP celebrates the remarkable social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and girls in Canada and around the world. IWD 2023’s theme, #EmbraceEquity, reminds us that we must continue to challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, support diversity, and seek out inclusion as we all work towards achieving gender equality.    Resilient is proud to be a woman-led organization that is gender, 2SLGBTQIA+, racially and culturally inclusive and committed to providing clients with advice that benefits from the diverse and inclusive perspectives of our professionals.   We encourage everyone to amplify the voices of women and girls – today and every day – and participate in one of the many events supporting IWD as we seek to create a more just, equal, and equitable world. For further information or to discuss the contents of this bulletin, please contact Lisa DeMarco at lisa@resilientllp.com.

Resilient LLP is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an industry leader in global carbon markets by Environmental Finance magazine. Resilient was named the Best Law Firm overall in the North American category for GHG markets, Best Law Firm overall in the North American category for RECs, and runner-up for Best Law Firm in the California category for GHG markets in Environmental Finance’s 23rd Annual Market Rankings.   The Annual Market Rankings invite leading brokers, financiers, dealers, and service providers to nominate and vote on leaders in each category based on efficiency and speed of transactions, reliability, innovation, quality of information and services provided, and influence on the market.    “We are very pleased to be recognized by our peers across multiple categories in this year’s rankings,” said Lisa DeMarco, Senior Partner and CEO of Resilient. “We are grateful for our clients and the market-leading work and innovative transactions that they are doing.” Environmental Finance published articles on the carbon and REC markets in 2022 alongside the rankings.  Resilient LLP provides world-leading multi-jurisdictional climate and clean energy law and advisory services, including legal advice on all aspects of complex carbon markets, emissions trading, and climate policy matters. For further information, please contact Lisa DeMarco at lisa@resilientllp.com.

Resilient LLP is pleased to announce that Who’s Who Legal (WWL) has recognized Lisa DeMarco, Senior Partner and CEO, as a “Global Elite Thought Leader” in Climate Change Law. She has been identified as leading in climate change law, particularly within the energy market, and described as “the lead climate change lawyer in Canada on any issue.” Resilient is also pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a leading voluntary carbon market specialist by Environmental Finance magazine. The Resilient Team including Jonathan McGillivray (Senior Associate), Daniel Vollmer (Associate), Nicholas Daube (Counsel), John Coyne, and Monika Pecnikova, was named the Runner-Up Best Global Law Firm in Environmental Finance’s 2022 Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings, following the results of its peer review survey. The rankings are the magazine’s annual poll of the market, in which market participants vote for the leading companies, service providers, and initiatives based on efficiency and speed of transaction; reliability; innovation; quality of service provided and influence on the market, not just the volume of transactions handled. “We are very pleased that our partners and clients have recognized our world-leading specialized climate and clean energy legal and advisory services,” said Lisa DeMarco. “We are grateful to have our clients’ trust as we support them in navigating the transition to a net-zero and climate-resilient future.” Resilient LLP is Canada’s only climate and clean energy boutique law firm and provides leading multi-jurisdictional legal advice in the areas of climate change, clean energy, and related Indigenous rights. Read more about our service offering on our website. Please cast your vote for Resilient LLP as Best Law Firm in Environmental Finance’s Annual Market Rankings 2022 by following this link (voting is open until Friday, October 28, 2022). We appreciate your support!

We are thrilled to announce the addition of Nicholas Daube to the Resilient LLP Team. Nick comes to us from a position of depth and breadth in both climate and finance related public policy and law, after several action-packed years in private practice and the offices of the Ontario premier, as well as provincial and federal government ministers (finance, environment, and the Attorney General).  Nick is leading up Resilient LLP’s services in and around all things hydrogen and adding to our breadth in all things climate change, energy transition and Indigenous resurgence.  Please join us in welcoming Nick to the Resilient Team!

1PointFive yesterday announced the sale of 400,000 tonnes of carbon removal credits from its planned first direct air capture (DAC) facility to aerospace leader Airbus. The facility uses using Carbon Engineering’s industrial-scale DAC solution and will extract atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and permanently store it deep underground in geologic formations, delivering permanent and verifiable carbon dioxide removal. Airbus has pre-purchased the capture and permanent sequestration of 100,000 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere each year for four years, with an option to secure more volume in the future. The purchase marks a key milestone for the decarbonization of the aviation industry.  1PointFive is a carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) platform that is working to help curb global temperature rise to 1.5°C by 2050 through the deployment of decarbonization solutions. It is a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum’s Oxy Low Carbon Ventures business. Carbon Engineering is a climate solutions company working to deploy large-scale, commercial DAC facilities in multiple markets around the globe. Resilient LLP was pleased to assist 1PointFive on this groundbreaking transaction. For further information or to discuss the contents of this bulletin, please contact Lisa DeMarco at lisa@resilientllp.com.