Personable and practical: Whether considering the environmental risk of a complex transaction, supporting relationships with Indigenous peoples, or procuring key regulatory approvals for projects, Daphne works diligently to achieve successful commercial outcomes.
Daphne Rodzinyak, an associate in McCarthy Tétrault’s national Environmental, Regulatory and Aboriginal Group, is based in western Canada, out of the firm’s Calgary office.
She regularly provides advice on a wide range of regulatory and commercial law matters to the energy, natural resource, construction, mining, and infrastructure sectors. With recent in-house experience, Daphne has a keen understanding of busy and ever-evolving client realities and pressures.
Environmental & Regulatory: Daphne advises clients on a manner of regulatory and environmental matters, from complex due diligence, contaminated site disputes, and allocating environmental liabilities in commercial transactions to navigating environmental and impact assessment processes, cost-effectively meeting permit conditions, and procuring key regulatory approvals for projects.
Indigenous Relations & Aboriginal Law: Daphne helps clients build meaningful relationships and partnerships with Indigenous peoples. In doing so, she advises on consultation and accommodation and procurement activities. She is also able to negotiate and draft different impact benefit, collaboration and relationship agreements, including ventures with Indigenous groups as shareholders and decision-makers.
Through her experience with government contracting and working with regulated industries, Daphne has also developed an interest in, and provides support to clients on, lobbyist registration laws in Canada.
Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, Daphne practiced in the energy and project development groups at Canadian and regional law firms in Calgary, AB and Vancouver, BC, and worked in-house with a major shipbuilding company in the pacific northwest.
Daphne received her JD from the University of Calgary in 2015 and BA (First Class Honours) in International Relations and Environmental Studies in 2012 from Mount Allison University.