Adam Chamberlain is a partner with the law firm of Gowling WLG, where he is an active member of the firm’s Environmental, Indigenous, Canada North and Energy practices..
Adam’s is a broad legal practice both from geographic and thematic points of view that includes matters ranging from environmental assessment and other permitting processes to Indigenous relationship building and consultation required for energy and other infrastructure project development.
Adam acts as counsel on an array of large infrastructure projects in the energy, mining, waste, wastewater and infrastructure sectors. His role as an advisor to projects (of various sorts) is varied and includes advice with respect to joint ventures, consultation protocol development as well as the negotiation of Impact and Benefit Agreements. Adam also acts on many different natural resource mandates and, notably, acts as outside counsel to the Government of Nunavut in matters related to the potential Devolution of natural resource legislative and regulatory authority from the Government of Canada.
Adam is a Certified Specialist in the areas of Environmental Law as well as Indigenous Legal Issues – Corporate and Commercial. He served as a member of the Law Society Ontario committee that created the standards for the specialist certification for lawyers with experience and knowledge of Indigenous Issues. He was the only non-Indigenous member of the committee.
Outside of industry, Adam is a Director of Camp Awakening, a summer camp for children with disabilities; a Director of both the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation and Georgian Bay Forever. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. He enjoys paddling his red cedar canoe and taking pictures during his travels around the Canadian North.