Claudia Wheler


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Claudia specializes in advising her clients in navigating complex Indigenous and environmental issues in corporate commercial settings.

Claudia assists business, government, and Indigenous organizations on a range of partnerships, commercial arrangements, and governance matters.

Prior to joining BLG, Claudia built her expertise and knowledge through work that included writing impact assessment reports at the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada and delivering a sustainability framework for a Canadian mining company’s operations in Peru.


  • Advising on Indigenous relations matters across Canada, including consultation & accommodation and the formation or implementation of business arrangements with Indigenous groups.
  • Advising private and public developers on the creation and implementation of structures to allow First Nations to participate in ownership and development of significant ($500M+) real estate development projects on private, public and First Nation lands.
  • Advising on environmental matters in private M&A acquisitions

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Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia

Bar Admission & Education

  • British Columbia, 2024
  • JD Law, University of Ottawa, 2023
  • MBA, University of Ottawa, 2023
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), Queen's University, 2019