GOWLING WLG is proud to have a long-standing tradition of excellence in all aspects of Indigenous law, including land claims and self-government agreements, Indigenous and Treaty rights, establishing trusts and economic development, consultation and accommodation, Impact Benefit Agreements, corporate structuring, tax and governance.
Our team is recognized as one of the most frequently and consistently recommended authorities for Indigenous legal matters in Canada. GOWLING WLG lawyers have played key roles in landmark claim agreements, as well as many key court cases, including leading Supreme Court of Canada decisions. We facilitated a major resolution agreement between the Cree of James Bay and Hydro Québec, negotiating Indigenous overlap agreements in Labrador, and provided legal and public policy advice during Nunavut’s transition to a territorial government.
Our highly skilled team also provides effective alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services such as mediation and arbitration. With one of the most distinguished and experienced ADR practices in the country, we focus on building long-term, collaborative partnerships through the provision of early dispute prevention, process planning, consultation design, and impartial third-party research to facilitate discussions and advance consensus.
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