Gowling WLG is pleased to welcome Robert (Bob) Freedman to its Indigenous Law Group as a partner in the firm's Vancouver office.
With nearly 30 years of experience working in Indigenous law, Bob focuses his practice on treaty negotiations, negotiations outside of formal treaty processes, regulatory and duty to consult-related work, environmental assessments, and the negotiation of complex agreements involving Indigenous people, industry and government.
Bob regularly advises clients on a wide range of issues related to negotiation of rights and culture-based cumulative impact studies, shared decision making, agreement implementation, stewardship, monitoring, and revenue generation and revenue sharing. He has represented clients in some of the most prominent Indigenous rights cases in Canada, and at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
"Bob's practice is underpinned by a sophisticated understanding of Canada's resource development landscape and a nuanced appreciation of his clients' objectives," said Paul Seaman, national leader of Gowling WLG's Indigenous Law Group. "His extensive national experience in successful negotiation and agreement implementation will certainly make Bob an invaluable asset to our firm, and most importantly, a strong advocate for Indigenous clients across Canada."
About Gowling WLG's Indigenous Law Group
Since the 1950s, Gowling WLG has been at the forefront of Indigenous law in Canada – delivering practical, cost-effective solutions that help you advance your vision and achieve your goals. We've worked alongside First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in landmark self-government agreements, resource development projects and Supreme Court cases. We've also acted for project proponents and governments at every level. Learn more about Gowling WLG's Indigenous Law Group.