Adam Chamberlain is a partner with the law firm of Gowling WLG, where he is an active member of the firm’s Environmental, Indigenous, Energy and Canada North 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.
He acts as counsel on an array of large infrastructure projects in the energy, mining, waste, wastewater and infrastructure sectors. Adam’s 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, who is a Certified Specialist in the area of Environmental Law, recently served as a member of the committee at the Law Society Ontario that was tasked with the creation of standards for a 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 Georgian Bay Forever and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.