Charles F. (Chuck) Willms is Chair of the firm's Indigenous Law group. He has considerable experience in Indigenous, corporate social responsibility (CSR), commercial, competition, and constitutional matters. He also advises on expropriations and property assessments. Chuck’s industry knowledge encompasses the construction, energy, forestry, and mining sectors.
Having represented clients at all levels of federal court, Chuck has also appeared before the Property Assessment Appeal Board; Competition Tribunal; supreme courts of BC and Yukon; Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, and BC, Alberta; and Yukon courts of appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has extensive experience in alternate dispute resolution including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
Chuck is Chair of the Vancouver Specialty Litigation Business Unit.
Recognition of Chuck’s work in Indigenous Law for 2017 includes rankings in Chambers Global, Chamber Canada, and The Best Lawyers in Canada. The latter also recognizes his expertise in alternative dispute resolution.