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November 25 • Online

rising star winner Scott Smith



Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP


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Working out of Gowling WLG’s Vancouver and Toronto offices, Scott A. Smith has a leading national practice at the confluence of environmental, energy, natural resource, and Indigenous law. He has a strong track record of successfully advising clients in high profile, complex regulatory hearings and related litigation for major natural resource and energy projects across Canada. Smith also has extensive experience advising clients on the Crown's duty to consult and accommodate Indigenous peoples, as well as negotiating and drafting precedent-setting agreements between Indigenous people, proponents, and other governments. Smith is recognized as a thought-leader and a highly skilled negotiator in government-to-government negotiations. He is also deeply committed to increasing access to justice for Indigenous peoples — most recently providing pro bono legal information to members of a First Nation in connection with their treaty ratification process.

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