Christie Kneteman

Christie Kneteman

Senior Associate
Toronto: 416.865.8182
Fax 416.865.7380

Education

JD (Honours), 2010
University of Toronto Faculty of Law
BA (Honours), Int'l Relations, 2007
Mount Allison University

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2011 New York, 2016 Northwest Territories, 2017

Overview

Christie’s practice focuses on energy and infrastructure projects, with a particular emphasis on public-private partnerships and Indigenous partnerships. She advises clients on commercial, regulatory and environmental aspects of project development, including climate change risk mitigation. Christie represents government authorities, Indigenous partnerships, private developers and lenders in project development and implementation across Canada.

Christie is fluent in French.

Representative Work

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Insights

The Law of Climate Change in Canada

Co-author, Canada Law Book

Country Report - Canada

Yearbook of International Environment Law, Vol. 23(1), 24(1) and 25(1)

Canada

American Bar Association - Year in Review: Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Ecosystems

Water Infrastructure and the Law

Co-author | Presented at the Canadian Bar Association 2011 Annual National Environment, Energy and Resource Law Summit, Banff, Alberta April 7, 2011

Professional Involvement

Christie is an executive member of the Climate Change Lawyers Network.

In 2009 and 2010, Christie represented the Canadian Bar Association at the 15th and 16th Conferences of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  She also worked with the organization Islands First to assist Pacific Small Island Developing States in the negotiations.

Directorships

Christie is Chair of the Board of Directors of Teach For Canada, a non-profit organization that partners with Northern First Nations to help recruit, prepare and support outstanding teachers.