Gatlin Smeijers is an environmental and regulatory lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. He advises on all aspects of environmental compliance, product stewardship, and chemical regulation.
Gatlin works with many industries, including diversified manufacturing, chemicals, and specialty materials. He regularly advises on environmental and operational compliance risks in the context of corporate transactions. Gatlin also assists private-sector clients with licensing and approvals, regulatory investigations and enforcement, and the cross-border movement of regulated materials. He works with clients to develop sensible compliance policies, engage with government regulators, and manage compliance risks. Gatlin has considerable experience with toxic substances, new substances, hazardous products, dangerous goods, controlled substances, and precursor chemicals.
Gatlin's advocacy experience includes defending regulatory prosecutions, administrative appeals, judicial reviews, and environmental civil litigation. He has appeared before various boards and tribunals and at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal.