Sophie Langlois has a broad-based corporate and transactional practice with a particular focus on engagement with Indigenous peoples and ESG and sustainability.
Sophie regularly advises and assists clients on private domestic and cross-border transactions across a broad range of industries and most often companies operating in the natural resources and mining sectors. She also regularly advises and assists clients with Indigenous, regulatory, and other ESG matters, including consultation and engagement with Indigenous peoples and in negotiating impact benefit agreements, environmental management agreements, and other project development agreements in Canada and internationally.
Prior to law, Sophie worked as a corporate governance analyst at the Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics and Board Effectiveness at the Rotman School of Management and recently served as Assistant National Researcher for Transparency International Canada’s Mining for Sustainable Development Report which focused on the approval process for mine closure plans in Ontario.
Sophie is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School where she completed the intensive program in Aboriginal Lands, Resources and Governance which included a placement at Ontario Power Generation. She also attended the Europa-Institut in Germany where she obtained her LL.M. and focused her masters thesis on investor-state dispute settlement in investment protection agreements. Prior to her legal studies, she completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto, where she studied ethics and international relations and was an active member of the G8 and G20 Research Groups.
Outside of law, Sophie enjoys spending time with her daughter, hiking, practicing yoga and exploring the outdoors.