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Regulatory Changes: Wetlands, Bodies of Water, Cartography of Flood Zones & Channel Migration Zones, and Protection Works

On June 11, the Minister of Environment announced significant changes to modernize regulations on wetlands and aquatic environments, enhance flood protection measures, and improve the delineation of flood-prone and mobility zones in Quebec, in response to recent extreme weather events.

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Christine Duchaine shines on the Lexpert 2024 list in environmental law

Congratulations to Christine Duchaine for her exceptional recognition in the latest Lexpert directory as one of the most eminent lawyers in environmental law in Quebec, and by extension in Canada.

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Welcome to the team; Marc Laperrière, Charles Côté-De Lagrave, and Othman Braouji !

We are delighted to welcome Marc Laperrière and Charles Côté-De Lagrave as lawyers, as well as Othman Braouji as a law student within our firm.
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By welcoming Nicola Corbo and Andréa Laframboise as shareholders of the firm, along with Christine Duchaine and Yves Dulude, we are aiming for the future of Sodavex, while respecting our values of excellence, inclusion and collegiality. We invite you to learn more by visiting their profiles. 

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“To excel in environmental law is to understand the dynamics between natural environments and the needs of every being thriving in them, to master every little detail of environmental laws and regulations and to have a profound desire to lead and allow for the realization of eco-responsible activities”

Christine Duchaine -Lawyer and founder

A reference in the legal field for over 10 years

Founded in 2009 by Christine Duchaine, a pionneer in environmental law with over 30 years experience, our firm relies on an important team of devoted and passionate lawyers all working in collegiality. We remain constantly on the watch for new changes to regulations and science and offer practical, innovative and efficient solutions to the challenges put before us. With our large network of partners, we cover the entire specter of legal services and spare no efforts when it comes to helping our clients reach their goals.

Our seasoned team of lawyers excel in our fields of law and are recognized by our peers. Whether it be through our court decisions, our publications, our conferences, our media appearances or our social involvements, our team does not simply practice law, it helps it evolve. 

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Christine Duchaine has been named “Lexpert Ranked” for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022. Lexpert rankings are based on a rigorous peer review process. 

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“Peers regard Montréal-based Christine Duchaine as a force to be reckoned with in environmental litigation. She is experienced handling appellate work and regularly acts on behalf of energy and natural resources companies.” 

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Christine Duchaine has received the Best Lawyers designation in the Environmental and Expropriation law categories from 2020 to 2024. This designation is awarded after a scrupulous peer-review process. 

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Sodavex’s position among the elite was recognized in 2010 when it was named one of Canada’s Top Five Environmental Law Shops by the renowned Canadian Lawyer magazine. This appointment was reiterated in 2013.

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The CREW Award recognizes the excellence of women in commercial real estate who have distinguished themselves by their leadership, achievements and commitment. It was during the Excellence Gala held by CREW that Me Duchaine, well surrounded by her family, friends and colleagues from Sodavex, accepted with great emotion this prestigious award.

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Christine Duchaine has been awarded the prestigious “Distinguished BV” rating of Martindale-Hubbel for more than 15 consecutive years, which means that her peers consider that she deserves a “Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability & amp; Ethical Standards “.

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The Premières en Affaires magazine was honored to include Christine among the eight “must-know” of its December 2013-January 2014 edition, devoted to business services. This issue showcases the carreers of eight women in this field.

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ReportPublished on June 18, 2024

Regulatory Changes: Wetlands, Bodies of Water, Cartography of Flood Zones & Channel Migration Zones, and Protection Works

On June 11, the Minister of Environment announced significant changes to modernize regulations on wetlands and aquatic environments, enhance flood protection measures, and improve delineation of flood-prone and mobility zones in Quebec, in response to recent extreme weather events.

By Helen Finn
ConferencePublished on June 11, 2024

Expropriation Law: Exclusive Training Webinar by OEAQ

On June 18, 2024, our associates, Me Christine Duchaine and Me Yves Dulude, will have the pleasure of leading a conference dedicated to the new Expropriation Law.

NewsPublished on June 3, 2024

Sodavex at the forefront of an ambitious residential agreement

Sodavex is proud to represent District Atwater in this historic agreement that resolves a dispute to allow the construction of affordable and family housing.