Adriana Da Silva Bellini
Adriana Da Silva Bellini is an associate lawyer in Gowling WLG's Calgary office. She focuses her practice on complex corporate commercial issues, with an emphasis on the energy and natural resources sectors, including environmental and Indigenous matters.
Over the course of her career, Adriana has assisted clients across all streams of the energy lifecycle – from initial exploration, through to production and generation, as well as transportation and marketing – with respect to a range of regulatory and transactional challenges. She has also helped clients navigate domestic and international acquisition and divestiture transactions, as well as large infrastructure projects.
As part of her practice, Adriana regularly advises on land tenure and mineral rights (including leases, licenses and production sharing contracts), the management of waste and hazardous substances, and contractual and regulatory disputes. She also reviews and drafts an array of commercial agreements, including joint venture agreements, purchase and sale agreements, master service agreements, distribution agreements, and a variety of natural gas marketing contracts. Adriana harnesses this sophisticated experience in advising government departments and Crown corporations, in addition to a wide range of energy and technology companies, and Indigenous groups.
Adriana is regarded for her ability to distill large amounts of information on complex issues into practical strategies that advance her clients' business objectives. The legal counsel she provides is underpinned by an acute understanding and awareness of the evolving global energy market and the opportunities and obstacles that exist therein.
After initially articling in Gowling WLG's Montréal office, Adriana relocated to Calgary to pursue an LLM in energy, natural resources and environmental law at the University of Calgary focusing her research on international investment disputes in renewable energy in Canada.
Adriana holds a degree in civil law from the University of Ottawa and a JD from Dalhousie University. During the course of her studies, she completed a semester abroad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she collaborated in the writing of a book on public financing and comparative law under the co-ordination of a Brazilian federal court judge.