Since establishing his legal practice in 1993, Howard Mann has specialized in international and Canadian sustainable development law. His practice includes a particular focus on international environmental, trade and investment law and policy, three of the pillars of International Sustainable Development Law (ISDLaw).
With clients from the public and private sectors in Canada and internationally, Howard Mann has worked on a wide range of environment and development concerns, involving such international agreements as the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, the North American Free Trade Agreement, World Trade Organization agreements, the Basel Convention on the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes, the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Protocol on Biosafety, international forest instruments and voluntary environmental standards. Specific assignments have involved participation in international litigation processes, the implementation of existing agreements and design of new ones, institutional management of the environment, international training seminars for business and government leaders, and the development of policy and strategic plans for new approaches to environmentally sustainable development. Dr. Mann has also facilitated inter-departmental and international meetings.
Howard Mann brings to his work an extensive combination of national and international legal skills, along with policy and strategic experience at the national and international levels. In addition to providing legal advice, Dr. Mann also offers his clients seasoned counsel that bridges legal and policy issues through the development of practical, legally informed policy and strategic advice.