赛琳娜’s leading industry insight provides clients with creative solutions to their most complex legal challenges.
赛琳娜 is a partner in our 温哥华 office and a member of the firm’s 环境，法规and Aboriginal Group, 能源& Mining Group, 零售and Consumer Markets Group, Defence Initiative and Asia Group. Recognized for her in-depth knowledge and range of experience, her practice focuses primarily in the areas of environmental law, corporate/commercial law, regulatory law, compliance, and Aboriginal issues in the energy and natural resource sectors.
With experience working in an advisory capacity in both the public and private sectors, combined with her knowledge of provincial and federal legislative frameworks, 赛琳娜 is well positioned to provide practical, innovative legal advice to businesses and organizations. Clients value her ability to gain an in-depth understanding of their business and risk tolerance in order to tailor a solution best suited to their needs. 赛琳娜 offers practical, value-added guidance to clients on the impacts of common law, statutory, and policy developments on their business operations. She also regularly advises clients on the commercial aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions, and procurement processes.
赛琳娜's practice specializes in climate change law, where she provides strategic, innovative advice to clients on matters relating to carbon pricing, emissions trading, offset systems, compliance, and clean technologies. She is trained in the ISO 14064-1 standard for 组织级别的量化和温室气体排放与清除报告。 她的一些著名作品包括：
- negotiating and drafting business agreements (including impact and benefit agreements, partnership and joint venture agreements, sub-contracts and 服务 agreements) between project proponents and Aboriginal groups in connection with the development of infrastructure, energy and resource projects across Canada;
- advising on regulatory and compliance issues in Western Canadian electricity markets, including issues relating to mandatory reliability standards, load-shed 服务, transmission must-run 服务, and generation remedial action scheme 服务.
Widely published in the areas of carbon transactions and emissions trading, 赛琳娜 is a frequent contributor to industry blogs and publications. She is committed to keeping clients updated on policy and legal developments related to their business needs and values the importance of consistent engagement with clients. Additionally, 赛琳娜 is an active participant in various mentorship programs and has advised non-profit organizations on certain regulatory and commercial aspects of managing plastic waste in the ocean on a pro bono basis.
赛琳娜 obtained a Juris Doctor from the 渥太华大学 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of 伦敦 (England). She also earned a Master’s degree in public administration (specializing in innovation, science and environment) from Carleton University in 2002 and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia. She is fluent in Cantonese and conversant in German.