Barrister & Solicitor, JD, MES, BA (Hon)                            

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Andrew Chachula is an Associate Litigation Lawyer at Eric K. Gillespie Professional Corporation in Toronto, Ontario. Andrew practices civil and corporate/commercial litigation in the areas of environmental, administrative, and municipal law, as well as judicial reviews and class actions.

Andrew is a strategic advisor, and thought leader in the environmental and climate change law industry. His legal and consulting experience allows him to identify and advise on key regulatory risks and opportunities for organizations to thrive in the carbon-regulated economy.

Andrew started his legal career at a prominent Bay Street law firm and Toronto litigation boutique and previously worked as a corporate sustainability consultant.  

Publications, Speaking Engagements, and Professional Involvement

Andrew has published a chapter on "Canadian Carbon Markets & Sustainable Development" in Stanley D. Berger's Key Developments in Environmental Law 2016 (Toronto: Canada Law Book, 2016). He has also been a conference speaker on "The Paris Agreement & Natural Resource Management" at the "Emerging Challenges for International Law, Human Rights and Sustainability" international law conference at McGill University's Faculty of Law.

Andrew is the Natural Resources Program Manager and Legal Research Fellow with the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law. He manages a team of international PhD and LLM students in publishing legal manuscripts on topics, including: governance & accountability; climate change law; trade, investment and finance; and resource productivity, among others. He also works with Lead Counsel to set program objectives and establish international relationships with the Natural Resources legal research group.

Contact

E-mail:                    achachula@gillespielaw.ca

Telephone:              416-703-5400

Learn more at:        www.gillespielaw.ca

Education    

Barrister & Solicitor / Ontario                            

Juris Doctor / University of Ottawa                

Master of Environment and Sustainability / The University of Western Ontario                    

Honours Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy / The University of Western Ontario

Certificate in Ethics, Philosophy / The University of Western Ontario