550 Burrard St, Suite 2300, Bentall 5, PO Box 30, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 2011 (ON); 2014 (AB); 2015 (BC); 2017 (YT)
Paul Seaman is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Vancouver office and is leader of the National Indigenous Law Practice Group. He has a leading national practice acting on complex constitutional, regulatory, Indigenous, and other public law matters. Paul’s Indigenous law practice focuses on projects and transactions where the Crown’s duty to consult is engaged. This includes acting for clients in the contexts of formal regulatory processes and government-to-government and commercial negotiations involving Indigenous communities, industry, and government. He has litigated at all levels of court across Canada, including the National Energy Board/Canada Energy Regulator, the Ontario Divisional Court, the superior courts and courts of appeal of BC and Alberta, the federal courts, the Tax Court of Canada, and the SCC. Paul acted in the two leading cases of Daniels v. Canada and R. v. Comeau, both before the SCC. Paul has also acted on several large-scale and high-profile resource development projects and related litigation across Canada; mandates involving mining, oil & gas pipelines, LNG, forestry, and electricity generation and transmission projects. He has been recognized in both The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and TheLegal 500 Canada.