It was announced today that Jacques Lavoie, Senior General
Counsel of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC),
Canada's nuclear energy regulator, has been appointed to the
role of General Counsel for Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation
(ENEC), effective November 3, 2014.
ENEC's groundbreaking nuclear program is the largest
new-build nuclear project in the world, with four planned reactors,
with the objective of delivering safe, clean and efficient energy
to the United Arab Emirates.
With safety as a key objective, ENEC will be well served by
Jacques Lavoie. Lavoie has served as senior general counsel to the
CNSC for the past six years, and, prior to that, served as general
counsel. He has also assisted with legislative and policy
development at the International Atomic Energy Agency, and worked
closely with the Nuclear Energy Agency and the International
Nuclear Law Association.
"Jacques Lavoie is an outstanding choice for this
Ahab Abdel-Aziz, Global Director of Nuclear Power Generation at
Gowlings. "He brings an intimate knowledge of the nuclear
industry — not just in Canada but internationally —
especially when it comes to regulatory standards and requirements.
While this is a loss for Canada domestically, it is exciting news
for the Canadian nuclear industry, as this appointment brings
recognition to the depth of talent available in Canada, which has
had a long-standing nuclear program."
Gowlings Nuclear Energy Group has been at the forefront of
the revitalization of the nuclear sector — in Canada, the
U.K. and around the world. The firm's global team of
experienced legal professionals delivers hands-on legal and
strategic guidance in all aspects of nuclear power operations at
every stage, from project development and financing to regulatory
matters and dispute resolution.
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