Tamar Epstein
    Tamar Epstein
    General Counsel & VP, ESG

    Tamar Epstein

    General Counsel & VP, ESG

    Tamar serves as Validere’s General Counsel & VP, ESG. She provides expert and strategic legal advice to management, sets internal governance policies, manages the impact of external factors, and ensures legal compliance.

    Tamar brings a strategic lens from her 20 years of hands-on experience that focuses on guidance in a business framework. As an ESG practitioner, Tamar is passionate about advancing innovation to help the industry meet sustainability goals.

    Tamar has 15 years of extensive in-house legal experience at both large and mid-sized O&G production companies like Cenovus, Encana and IPC Canada.

    Her practical approach extends beyond the traditional legal function and focuses on providing strategic solutions. Most recently at IPC Canada, Tamar led a multi-disciplinary team that included oversight and responsibility for the development and execution of the Canadian sustainability strategy.

    As a seasoned negotiator, Tamar has advised on over $10 billion of M&A transactions. She has represented industry in front of many government agencies and stakeholders and sits on the Board of the Explorers & Producers Association of Canada (EPAC).

    Tamar holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta and is currently pursuing her diploma in CSR & Sustainability at the University of Toronto.

    In her spare time, Tamar enjoys experimenting with new recipes and spending time with her family.


    General Counsel Canada & Director, ESG
    IPC Canada

    Member of the Board of Directors
    Calgary Economic Development Board

    Associate General Counsel
    Cenovus Energy
    Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
    University of Alberta
    Graduate Certificate in Energy Natural Resources and Environmental Law
    University of Calgary
    Graduate Diploma, Social Responsibility and Sustainability
    University of Toronto


    Energy ESG
    Corporate Governance
    CSR & Sustainability
    Corporate Law
    Mergers & Acquisitions

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