Rachel (she/her/hers) is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Croup and a co-leader for the Canada region national ADR and Arbitration group. Her clients are primarily in the energy and natural resources industries, where she advises on complex matters that have an international or multi-jurisdictional aspect. Rachel has experience as counsel in arbitrations involving mining, oil & gas and electricity industry disputes and agreements across Canada and in South America, Central Asia and South-East Asia. She also has experience in disputes involving environmental issues, accounting and audit rights and claims of force majeure. Rachel has acted in international commercial arbitrations under several major institutional rules, in ad hoc proceedings, and in investor-state disputes. She frequently advises domestic and international clients on the drafting of dispute resolution clauses in transactional documents and is a listed arbitrator on the ICDR Canada’s panel of arbitrators. Rachel was recently recognized by Who’s Who Legal and the Global Arbitration Review for inclusion in Who's Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders.
Capital-intensive mining projects and long-term agreements in the industry, particularly outside of Canada, can be subject to political risk and change that can affect investment. How can investments best be protected?