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DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Agriculture & Rural Affairs

3 ranked lawyersBand 1Nationwide - CanadaCanada 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

DLA Piper is a prominent international law firm that is highly regarded for its ability to handle a multitude of forestry mandates for an impressive client base. The forestry group routinely advises major Canadian forest products companies on M&A and joint venture transactions, fibre supply contracts and various commercial matters. It also assists with forestry-related regulatory compliance, land use, environmental and Aboriginal issues. The practice benefits from the experience of several lawyers with long-standing experience in the industry and has a strong footprint across British Columbia and Alberta. The firm's clients also benefit from its cross-border capabilities and global office network.

Strengths

One client noted they have "always been very impressed with them," praising their observed strengths in "strategic and legal advice."

Work highlights

A DLA Piper team led by Robert Seidel provides ongoing advice to the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta on matters including corporate governance and accountability with respect to its operational activities.

Notable practitioners

Brian Hiebert operates a highly regarded and widespread practice out of the firm's Vancouver office, with a significant focus on transactions and M&A in the forestry industry.
"Brian Hiebert does significant corporate commercial work for the forest industry and is very solid."

Garry Mancell is a long-standing Vancouver-based lawyer who is widely revered for his forestry practice, holding notable expertise in timber supply agreements, regulatory matters and M&A transactions within the forestry sector. 
"Garry Mancell has a deep knowledge of the forestry industry and has a very practical approach to addressing issues."

Vancouver-based Jeff Waatainen is an associate who has become increasingly prominent in the field of forestry law. His strengths range across concession agreements, corporate transactions, regulatory matters and disputes before administrative tribunals.

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Nationwide - Canada

Agribusiness: Forestry


Brian Hiebert
Band 2
Garry Mancell
Senior Statespeople
Jeff Waatainen
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