Bennett Jones LLP

Aboriginal Law Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for Advises energy industry clients on their Aboriginal law interests, primarily in relation to large project development. Experience encompasses provincial and federal pipeline projects, LNG and mining work, and transportation infrastructure. Also offers notable strength in litigation relating to Aboriginal rights. The firm also often represents government clients, as well as advising on commercial joint ventures with First Nations groups. Offers complementary expertise in environmental law.

Strengths Clients describe the firm as "easy to work with," highlighting its "open communication" and considering the team to be "very knowledgeable."

Market commentators observe that "they are doing some good, sophisticated work in the space."

Work highlights Continued to advise the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation on First Nations community relations related to the Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project.

Notable practitioners


David Bursey
has a strong reputation in Indigenous law matters. He represents natural resources clients before administrative tribunals, provincial and federal courts and in their negotiations for various agreements in connection with major project development.

Sources state that
Sharon Singh
is "an excellent communicator, and very attentive and timely with her advice." Her Indigenous law work is complemented by environmental and regulatory expertise.