Brady Chapman




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Education & Qualifications

  • Alberta Bar (2021)
  • JD (Calgary, 2020)
  • BA honours (Ottawa, 2017)

Brady maintains a general corporate/commercial law practice, with a focus on energy, mining and natural resources, environmental matters and commercial transactions.

Brady has an interest in, and experience advising on, traditional and emerging energy and natural resource opportunities across Canada, including lithium, critical and strategic minerals, innovative alternative energy technologies and carbon emission compliance and trading regimes. Prior to attending law school, he worked in a science communications role for Natural Resources Canada where he developed an in-depth understanding of Canada’s broad energy and natural resource sectors.

  • Counsel to Federated Co-operatives Limited on the $72-million sale of oil and gas assets in Saskatchewan and Alberta to ROK Resources Inc.
  • Chief Returning Officer, University of Calgary Society of Law Students (2019-2020)
  • Student Case Worker, Student Legal Assistance, Calgary (2017-2018)
  • Social Justice Intern, OCRCC Ottawa (2014-2015)
  • Presenter, “Regulating the Impending Lithium Boom: lithium-rich brine extraction’s place in the subsurface” Geoconvention (Calgary, 2022)
  • Quoted in “Alberta’s Lithium Sector Has Great Promise, But Regulatory And Policy Issues Still Need To Be Ironed Out,” Daily Oil Bulletin (June 2022)
  • Co-author with Dr. Rudiger Tscherning, “Lithium in Western Canada: Abundant Opportunities from Subsurface Brines,” Canadian Mining Magazine (Winter 2022)
  • Quoted in “Navigating The Emerging Lithium Rush: Legal Experts Consider Potential New Sector In Alberta,” Daily Oil Bulletin (January 2021)
  • Author, “Navigating the emerging lithium rush: lithium extraction from brines for clean-tech battery storage technologies,” Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law (2021) 39:1
  • Interviewed for “Want a lithium industry in Alberta? Legal, regulatory issues must be fixed first,” Energi Media (December 2020)
  • Co-author with Dr. Rudiger Tscherning, “Western Canadian Lithium as a Critical and Strategic Mineral for Clean Tech Battery Storage Technologies,” Ablawg (2020)
  • Author, “Heidegger on Technology: Towards a Less-Anthropocentric, Multi-Disciplinary Legal Definition of ‘Sustainable’?” Journal of Environmental Law and Practice (2020) 33:1
  • Presenter, “Finding a Home for the Orphans and Inactives: repurposing oil and gas wells for geothermal?” University of Calgary Undergraduate Research Symposium (2019)
  • Co-author with Matthew Warren & Kenryo Mizutani, “Indigenous Peoples of Canada and their Rights in the Modern Jurisprudence: An Overview,” Oil and Natural Gas Review, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (2018) 52:4
  • John A. MacPherson Q.C. Memorial Scholarship
  • Al Lucas Scholarship in Energy and Environmental Law, University of Calgary (2020)
  • SU Sustainability Award, Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Calgary (2019)
  • Howard Tidswell Memorial Award in Law, University of Calgary (2019)
  • L.H. Fenerty, Q.C. Law Prize, University of Calgary (2019)
  • Blackstone Medals Debate (2nd Place), University of Calgary (2018)
  • 50th Anniversary University of Calgary, Faculty of Law Scholarship (2017)
  • Merit Scholarship, University of Ottawa (2015)
  • Chancellor’s Scholarship, University of Ottawa (2013)
  • Miller Thomson Foundation National Scholarship (2013)
  • Governor General’s Bronze Medal Award for Academic Excellence (2013)