Board of Directors

Alex MacWilliam

Alex is a partner and the leader of the Canada Environment and Climate Change Practice Group at the global law firm Dentons LLP. He advises Canadian and international clients on all legal issues relating to the environment and is regarded as a leading environmental law practitioner. In 2017, Alex was re-appointed by the Government of Alberta as Chair of the Environmental Appeals Board.

Recommended by Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in the area of Environmental Law, Alex is profiled in The Lexpert American Lawyer Media Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Who's Who Legal, and in Best Lawyers and is rated by Practical Law Company as a recommended Environmental Lawyer. He has appeared before the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board, Alberta Energy Regulator, Natural Resources Conservation Board, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Federal Court of Canada and all levels of Court in Alberta. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Calgary and an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia.

Alex advises Dentons’ clients in respect of all matters of an environmental nature, including the management and minimization of liability arising from environmental risks, environmental management systems and other risk management tools. When environmental incidents do occur, Alex is experienced in the legal aspects of emergency response and crisis management and has extensive experience in resolving disputes arising from such incidents through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.

An avid supporter of the arts sector, Alex was a member of the Board of Directors of The Calgary International Film Festival (2006-2013) and is a current member and Past-President of the Board of Directors of Alberta Theatre Projects. Alex has been a Leader of the United Way of Calgary and Area for many years and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bridgeland Riverside Community Association.