William M. Laurin

Bill is a senior energy and natural resource professional with three decades of industry, private legal practice and general counsel experience focused on:

  • Oil + gas + renewable energy transactions + joint ventures
  • Regulatory compliance + environmental liability management
  • Mineral leasing + royalty projects
  • Natural resource + renewable energy + service partnerships with Indigenous communities
  • Emissions offset development projects

Bill’s combined legal, business, and technical background and experience have given him broad exposure to proactive risk management, governance and compliance, dispute resolution and litigation management. He regularly publishes and presents scholarly and business development articles, both nationally and internationally, on a variety of topics of interest to natural resource developers, including:

  • General lease + contract + regulatory interpretation
  • Unconventional resource development
  • Commercial agreements + partnerships with Indigenous Communities
  • Corporate social responsibility initiatives + ESG + impact investing strategies

Prior to practicing law, Bill spent several years in the energy industry as an exploration geophysicist.