Business & Human Rights Law Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for National law firm acknowledged for its representation of the resource and extractive sector in human rights issues in global supply chains, and advises mining clients on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles. Also benefits from its international presences in the UK and South Africa. Further work includes advising on frameworks and policies for responsible business, and assisting with dispute resolution.

Strengths Clients appreciate that "they have a lot of bench strength, a large number of high-quality lawyers, and their expertise is deep and broad."

Other sources characterise the team as "excellent at giving business-friendly, practical advice without sacrificing legal expertise," concluding: "They are clearly top tier."

Work highlights Advised Barkerville Gold Mines on Aboriginal human rights issues that arose during the development of an underground mining project.

Notable practitioners

Key contacts include Kai Alderson in Vancouver, Pierre-Oliver Charlebois in Montréal and Tanneke Heersche in Toronto.