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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Aboriginal Law

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What the team is known for

Borden Ladner Gervais operates a strong national practice with a significant focus on Aboriginal law and litigation. The indigenous law team offers notable experience of title and rights and oil and gas exploration issues, as well as economic and community development, tax and employment law. The firm represents both First Nations and industry proponents in connection with major energy projects. It also advises provincial and federal governments and their agencies on a number of issues, including land claims. It is particularly active in BC and also well placed to advise on matters throughout the North as well as in Ontario and Québec.

Strengths

Sources appreciate the practice is "extremely up to date on case law," adding that the team "can talk about implications, allowing us to feel confident in their abilities to lead."

Work highlights

A Borden Ladner Gervais team led by Nadir André acted for the Kativik School Board in actions against the governments of Canada and Québec relating to the alleged violation of treaty provisions stemming from the defendants' refusal to provide adequate funding.

Notable practitioners

Vancouver-based David Camp is a respected lawyer in the Aboriginal law space, acting for the likes of resource companies, developers and railway companies. His experience includes advising on leasing issues on reserve lands.

Vancouver-based Patrick Foy remains one of the most pre-eminent lawyers in the Aboriginal law space, operating a high-profile disputes practice.
"Patrick Foy is a leader in the Aboriginal space.""He is very seasoned and knowledgeable, as well as strategic."

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Overview

Indigenous law and the exercise of inherent rights by Indigenous governments is a dynamic and ever-evolving legal area. It is crucial to have trusted legal advisors who are respectful of and thoroughly versed in issues relating to First Nation, Inuit and Métis governments, nations and organizations in Canada.

We have one of Canada’s largest and most experienced Indigenous law practices, which includes partners of Indigenous descent in each of our Québec, Toronto and Ottawa offices.

We assist our clients in navigating complex legal questions in Indigenous law and building relationships with Indigenous peoples. We advise Indigenous peoples, project proponents, key stakeholders and the Crown on permitting and approval issues when proposed projects may affect Aboriginal and/or Treaty rights, or where government-to-government relationships need development in order to further reconciliation objectives.

As a collaborative, multidisciplinary firm, we offer a range of services to federal, provincial, territorial and Indigenous governments, agencies, organizations and private entities.

We have a growing practice providing commercial and transactional advice to Indigenous-owned businesses across all industry sectors – natural resource development, oil and gas, energy and transmission, infrastructure and construction, franchising, banking, and cannabis. Industry partners rely on us to assist in establishing strategic partnerships with Indigenous-owned businesses.

Aboriginal Law

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

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Location

Waterfront Centre

200 Burrard Street, Suite 1200

PO Box 48600

Vancouver

British Columbia

Canada

V7X 1T2

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Nationwide - Canada

Aboriginal Law


David K Camp
Band 4
Patrick G Foy
Band 1