Lisa DeMarco

Lawyer specializing in energy, climate change, and clean-tech at Zizzo Allan Demarco

Lisa DeMarco is recognized as a Canadian lawyer with over 15 years of experience in the law relating to climate change, clean energy and clean technology. She represents several leading energy clients in a wide variety of natural gas, electricity and energy storage matters before regulatory agencies, the Ontario Energy Board and the National Energy Board.

She has been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and lectures regularly. She also assists leading Canadian energy companies on domestic and overseas power project development, renewable power projects, alternative fuel projects, clean tech development and finance, energy storage, carbon capture and storage, corporate social responsibility, environmental disclosure, clean energy finance and business strategy.

Lisa is one of the leading carbon transaction lawyers in the international market, having worked for investment banks and energy companies on deals and projects in India, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Argentina, Chile, Ireland, Africa, Mexico, China, Russia, California, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. She plays an ongoing and active role in the development and drafting of energy and GHG emissions policy, regulation and law throughout Canada and in various countries around the world.

She was appointed to the Ontario Premier’s now completed Climate Change Advisory Panel and continues to serve as an appointed member of Ontario’s Clean Energy Task Force. Lisa holds a Masters of Science in Environmental Toxicology and law degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School and Vermont Law School. She is called to the bars of Ontario and England and Wales.