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Bennett Jones LLP

Aboriginal Law

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What the team is known for

Bennett Jones advises energy industry clients on their Aboriginal law interests, primarily in relation to large project development. The firm's experience encompasses provincial and federal pipeline projects, LNG and mining work, and transportation infrastructure. Its Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto lawyers also offer considerable strength in litigation relating to Aboriginal rights. In addition, the team often represents government clients, as well as advising on commercial joint ventures with First Nations groups. The firm also possesses complementary expertise in environmental law.

Strengths

Sources observe: "They will show you the path through the issue you are facing, finding one that is the most realistic and expeditious." 

Interviewees refer to the team as "a cohesive, knowledgeable and professional group," further adding that the practice "stands apart for its reasoned and insightful approach."

Work highlights

A Bennett Jones team led by David Bursey advised Pacific Traverse Energy on its collaboration with Haisla First Nation for the development of a liquid propane export project.

Notable practitioners

David Bursey has a strong reputation in Aboriginal law matters, frequently representing natural resource clients before administrative tribunals and provincial and federal courts. Based in Vancouver, he offers expertise in the handling of negotiations for various agreements in connection with major project development.
"He is a legal scholar and communicates in person and in written form in clearly understood means." "He is professional, thoughtful, experienced and responsive."

Vancouver-based Sharon Singh is reputed for her activity at the intersection of Aboriginal and environmental law, providing regulatory advice to her roster of natural resources clients.
"Her ability to break down key elements of the legislation and provide an explanation that is clear and informative is a great asset."

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Aboriginal Law

Bennett Jones LLP

firm
Location

4500 Bankers Hall East

855 - 2nd Street SW

Calgary

Alberta

Canada

T2P 4K7

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Nationwide - Canada

Aboriginal Law


David Bursey
Band 4
Sharon Singh
Band 4