Adam Chamberlain is National Leader of BLG's Aboriginal Law and the Team North Practice Groups and is active in the firm's Climate Change group. Adam also serves as Toronto Regional Leader of the Forestry Law Group. Certified as a Specialist in Environmental Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada, Adam has practised environmental and energy law for most of his career, focused on infrastructure development. Adam's practice encompasses diverse matters related to the environmental and other regulatory requirements involved with project development. Adam is also extensively involved in relationships between Aboriginal communities and project proponents related to all manner of developments.
As part of his practice in the North Adam works in, and frequently travels to, all three Canadian territories as well as northern parts of several provinces. Adam is called to the Bar in Nunavut and Yukon (as well as his home province of Ontario).
Specifically, Adam has extensive experience with:
- Environmental Assessment (EA) of projects including energy, mining and wastewater facilities.
- Providing strategic legal advice regarding Aboriginal involvement in infrastructure development as proponents of communities being consulted and accommodated, and regarding the provincial and federal environmental regulatory framework.
- Regulatory matters related to Canada's north from the point of view of private sector, Indigenous and government clients.
- Assisting with compliance with provincial and federal environmental legislation and regulations generally.
- Acting as counsel regarding litigation related to EA and other environmental approvals, including judicial review of government decisions and related appeals.
- Acting as defence counsel for environmental and other similar quasi-criminal proceedings.
- Advising on environmental aspects of corporate transactions, brownfield redevelopment and risks related to climate change, management of carbon and other emissions, and the related regulatory and business risks.