Mr. Robert Daigneault

Mr. Robert Daigneault: Attorney with Daigneault, avocats inc. - Daigneault, Lawyers Inc.
  • Ad. E. Lawyer, Biologist and Fellow Chartered Administrator at Daigneault, avocats inc. - Daigneault, Lawyers Inc.
  • 480 St. Georges Street, Montreal, QU, Canada H2Y 2P1
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  • Robert Daigneault, Ad. E., Biologist and Chartered Administrator, founder of Daigneault, Lawyers Inc., a well-established environmental Law Firm Boutique offering counsel, representation and litigation services in Environmental, resource and Land Use Law.
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Robert Daigneault was named "Advocatus Emeritus" in 2015. He is also a biologist and a Fellow
Chartered Administrator. He is the owner of Daigneault, Lawyers Inc.-Daigneault, avocats inc. a Montréal law firm boutique specialized in environmental, land-use and resource law for more than 15 years. He has been involved for more than 45 years in the environmental and resource sector, successively as a biologist, a manager and a legal counsel, including 10 years with the Québec Department of Environment. He was involved in the elaboration of the ISO 14001 norm.

Mr. Daigneault is author of numerous articles and of the standard French language legal reference text on Canadian and Quebec environmental law,"L'Environnement au Québec". In 2013, he published "La gestion de l'eau au Québec", a structured overview of the Province of Quebec's legislation and regulation on water in its many forms. He is proudly offering seminars tailored to the needs of its firm clientele and to the environmental community.

Other Professional Distinctions : Lexis-Nexis, Martindale-Hubbell and Best Lawyers — Peer review rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, United States and Canada for more than 15 years; Lawyer of the Year 2012 in environmental Law in Montréal awarded by Best Lawyers; Lawyer of the Year award in environmental law 2012 by Who's Who Legal international and canadian; Recipient of the Georges-Préfontaine award by the l'Association des biologistes du Québec for 1994-1995.

Québec Bar (1992); Canadian Bar Association; CCEAM (Canadian Center for Environmental Arbitration and Mediation member; Environmental Seminar Teacher and Speaker; Author of La gestion de l'eau, a complete coverage of the legal legislation and regulation respecting water, from bottled water to navigation (both federal and Quebec).

Areas of Practice (55)

  • Environmental Law
  • Natural Resources
  • Administrative Law
  • Land Use
  • Land Use Regulation
  • Land Development
  • Air Pollution
  • Air Quality
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Administrative Law
  • Environmental Arbitration
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Environmental Bankruptcy
  • Environmental Business Law
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Environmental Contamination
  • Environmental Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Environmental Insurance
  • Environmental Legislative Practice
  • Environmental Liability
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Environmental Mediation
  • Environmental Penalties
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Environmental Real Estate
  • Environmental Risk Management
  • Groundwater Contamination
  • Habitat Conservation
  • Hazardous Materials and Substances
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hazardous Waste Liability
  • Hazardous Waste Permits
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Hazardous Waste Regulation
  • Oil Pollution
  • Oil Spills
  • Pesticide Regulation
  • Pollution
  • Property Remediation
  • Protected Species
  • Sick Building Syndrome
  • Solid Waste
  • Solid Waste Disposal
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Solid Waste Regulation
  • Toxic Chemicals
  • Toxic Substances
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Water Pollution
  • Water Quality
  • Wetlands Protection
  • Wetlands Regulation
  • Wildlife Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
514-985-2929; 1 888 228-5834  Phone
514-985-0595  Fax
University Attended:
Laval University, LL.M., 1986; The Quebec National and International Commercial Arbitration Centre, Certificates of Arbitration; University of Quebec, B.Sc., Biology and Ecology, 1972
Year of First Admission:
1987, Quebec
Quebec Bar; Canadian Bar Association.
English and French
Reported Cases:

Imperial Oil Ltd vs. Québec (Ministry of the Environment), [2003] 2 R.C.S. 624, 2003 CSC 58
• Daigneault, Robert : “La portée de la nouvelle loi dite du pollueur-payeur” (1991), 36 R.D. McGill 1027. (scope of the Polluter Pays Act);


Recyclage Ste-Adèle inc. vs. Québec (Ministry of Sustainable Development, the Environment and Parks), 2012 QCCA 1497

Ville de St-Amable vs. Métivier 2005 QCCA 433

Ferland vs. Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Faune (25 novembre 2003), Québec 200-09-003597-017 (C.A.), judges Proulx, Thibault et Pelletier

Bellefleur vs. P.G. du Québec, EYB 1993-64831 (C.A.), judges LeBel, Baudouin and Proulx

( Degree in Business Administration from ICS International Institute 1982, Certificates in Mediation - CCEAM Mediation workshops 2010-12 )
Hobbies & interests:
Member of the honorary committee of the Groupe de La Veillée (Théâtre Prospero).Member and Treasurer of the Fondation québécoise en environnement (FQE).

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Montreal, Quebec

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