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Paulina Adamson
Paulina Adamson Associate | Vancouver

About Paulina

Paulina's practice focuses on environmental and Indigenous law, including corporate compliance and regulatory and litigation matters. She has experience with provincial and federal environmental and regulatory regimes, permitting, environmental assessments, administrative penalties and appeals and federal regulatory prosecutions.

Paulina provides strategic advice to clients regarding risk management and compliance in the development of large projects. She assists with identifying and managing environmental risks and corporate compliance and due diligence matters. Paulina has significant experience in the mining, energy and natural resource sectors, as well as real estate and waste management.

Paulina has appeared before the British Columbia Provincial Court and Supreme Court.

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  • Advising mining and energy companies on a range of environmental regulatory issues

  • Representing various clients in prosecuting and defending claims for clean-up costs associated with complex contaminated sites

  • Representing clients in the defence and resolution of regulatory charges

  • Representing a client in a complex arbitration dispute regarding a large infrastructure project

  • Advised major energy companies on environmental assessment and permitting for a major natural gas project and pipeline transmission

  • Advising clients on a range of environmental issues regarding the development and acquisition of large-scale projects, including environmental assessments, regulatory compliance and wildlife management

  • Advising clients regarding climate change related risks

  • Advising major industrial operations on internal and external environmental compliance audits

  • Assisting with environmental and Indigenous due diligence for successful corporate transactions

Professional Activities

Paulina is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch) Environmental Law section.

Paulina frequently writes for various publications on environmental matters, including The Environment and Climate Change Law Review (Canada chapter) and Key Developments in Environmental Law, 2019 (An Update on LNG in Canada).

Professional Appearances
  • Presenter : Environmental Law in Canada: From West to East (Eastern Session)
    Blakes Business Class Webinar, December 8, 2022.
  • Presenter : Environmental Law in Canada: From West to East (Western Session)
    Blakes Business Class Webinar, November 22, 2022.
  • Presenter : ESG and Protection of the Amazon
    International Senior Lawyers Project, November 22, 2022.

Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 2018
JD (Dean's List), University of Calgary – 2017
BA, University of British Columbia – 2011

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