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Environment • Aboriginal • Energy

Anand Srivastava


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Anand Srivastava is an associate lawyer with expertise in assisting a broad range of clients with environmental law and litigation issues.  Anand draws on his science background to facilitate practical solutions to complex environmental legal issues.  Anand is called to the bar of Ontario.

Environmental Law

Anand provides advice to clients about environmental regulatory obligations and provides solutions to help clients minimize liability and to identify sources of recovery including environmental insurance.

Environmental Litigation

  • Environmental civil litigation
  • Defence of environmental regulatory prosecutions
  • Administrative appeals and hearings

Anand represents clients in environmental civil litigation, defence of environmental regulatory prosecutions and administrative appeals and hearings.  He prosecutes and defends environmental lawsuits.  He defends clients charged with municipal, provincial or federal environmental violations. He appeals Ministry Orders and Approvals to the Environmental Review Tribunal.

Prior Environmental and Aboriginal Experience

Anand holds an Honours Bachelor of Science with a subject of specialization in Environmental Toxicology from Queen's University.  Anand has worked as an Environmental Projects Administrator with the Government of Canada and was also previously self-employed as a consultant in ecotoxicology.

Before joining Willms & Shier, Anand worked at an Aboriginal law firm in Vancouver and focused on Aboriginal rights litigation, Aboriginal title litigation and the preparation and negotiation of Specific Claims. 


  • Industrial and Manufacturing Companies
  • Insurers and financial institutions
  • Land developers, property owners, landlords and tenants
  • Transit authorities
  • Municipalities
  • Mining and exploration sector
  • Dry cleaning owners and operators
  • Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis communities
  • Individuals

Representative Work

Environmental Law

  • Manufacture and Use of an Alternative Fuel—Assisted an entrepreneur to understand the environmental regulatory obligations for the manufacture and use of an alternative motive fuel in Ontario.
  • Regulatory Approvals for Transit Authority—Advised a transit authority about all required environmental approvals and permits for constructing and operating a bus garage. 

Environmental Litigation

  • Contamination of Property by Dry Cleaner—Represented a property owner whose property was contaminated by chlorinated solvents from a neighbouring dry cleaner.  Achieved a global resolution with all litigants to remediate the property and minimize our client's environmental risk in the future.

  • Defence of Prosecution of Construction Business—Assisted a construction company to defend provincial offence charges under the Environmental Protection Act and Ontario Water Resources Act alleging discharges from a construction site.

  • Appeal of Order to Environmental Review Tribunal—Represented a group of property owners who were issued an Order under the Environmental Protection Act to clean up historic contamination.  Assisted the clients in reaching a negotiated resolution with the regulator.

Contaminated Land and Environmental Risk Management

  • Agreement of Purchase and Sale—Advised a property owner about environmental risk and liability allocation in an agreement of purchase and sale using indemnities and releases.
  • Pre-Purchase Due Diligence—Reviewed available Environmental Site Assessments and advised a potential purchaser about contaminated property and risks, liabilities and obligations.
  • Environmental Risk Management—Assisted a property developer with on-going environmental investigations to determine potential contamination.  Advised the developer of potential environmental civil and regulatory liabilities associated with contaminated sites.

Environmental Insurance Coverage

  • Insurer Coverage Opinion for Mining Incident—Assisted an insurer to evaluate a claim from an insured by providing an opinion about available coverages, exclusions and policy conditions.
  • Insured Coverage Opinion for Migrating Contamination—Advised an insured about applicable coverage for the cost of environmental remediation work at its property and downgradient properties.



  • Canadian Bar Association—member
  • Ontario Bar Association—member

Speaking Engagements

February 04, 2022

OBA Institute Series: Building Communities - The World of Excess Soil - Municipal and Environmental Legal Issues

December 08, 2021

OBA Program - Ontario's New Regime for Excess Soils in Construction

December 02, 2021

OBA Environmental Law YLD Program - Environmental Assessment Primer

October 13, 2021

RemTech 2021

June 03, 2021

EnviroTech 2021

May 07, 2021

CCLA East Region Solicitors Conference - Environmental Indemnities & Bankruptcy Update

April 29, 2021

OBA Young Lawyers Division - Southwest Program: Effective Advocacy in Negotiations

April 09, 2021

Middlesex Law Association - The Environmental Indemnity that Couldn't

February 20, 2021

FACL Conference 2021: Renewal and Solidarity - Protection, Preservation and Purpose: Assessing the Legal Landscape in Environmental Law

October 23, 2020

CCLA East Region Solicitors Conference

September 16, 2020

ESAA Regulatory Forum

April 20, 2020 to April 21, 2020

ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference 2020: Roundtable Discussions

November 26, 2019

Bureau Veritas Laboratories - National Science Summit

September 25, 2019

Middlesex Law Association - Semi-Annual Real Estate 2019 Luncheon

March 27, 2019 to March 28, 2019

ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference 2019: Roundtable Discussions

October 24, 2018

Middlesex Law Association - Semi-Annual Real Estate Luncheon

September 26, 2018

Middlesex Law Association - 14th Annual Business Breakfast



  • Called to the bar of Ontario (2016)
  • Called to the bar of Alberta (2021)
  • J.D., University of Western Ontario (2015)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Environmental Toxicology, Queens University (2012)


"Willms & Shier is a bluechip environmental law firm."

Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice