Emily Chan

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Emily Chan

Emily Chan



Emily Chan advises clients on a variety of energy, regulatory, and environmental matters, including oil and gas proceedings before the National Energy Board, public utilities proceedings before the BC Utilities Commission, federal and provincial environmental assessments, approval and permitting of major natural resource and infrastructure projects, and regulatory compliance.

She also provides legal and strategic advice to clients on aboriginal rights and title issues, consultation and accommodation, and the negotiation of engagement and impact-benefit agreements.


Professional experience

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J.D., University of British Columbia, 2011
B.A., University of British Columbia, 2008
  • British Columbia 2012

Ms. Chan has acted in the following matters:

  • Advising on permitting requirements for a major industrial facility and associated proceedings before the BC Environmental Appeal Board and BC Supreme Court
  • Advising on the development of aboriginal consultation protocol and framework for a variety of natural resource and industrial projects
  • Representing customer groups before the BC and Alberta utilities commissions in rates, tariffs, facilities proceedings
  • Representing energy trading entities, hydrocarbon producers, and petrochemical refiners before the National Energy Board in gas and crude oil pipeline toll and tariff proceedings
  • Advising the federal review panel that conducted the environmental assessment of the proposed New Prosperity Mine under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012
  • Advising project proponent through a harmonized federal and provincial environmental assessment and on permitting issues related to a marine terminal
  • Advising a mining company in relation to the negotiation of impact benefit agreements with First Nations
  • Advising Prince Rupert Port Authority on First Nations consultation issues and their participation in economic development initiatives at the port


  • Chambers Canada, British Columbia: Energy - Provincial Regulatory, Chambers and Partners, 2020

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers