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Lawson Lundell LLP

Agribusiness

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What the team is known for

Well-established firm in Western Canada, admired for the significant breadth and expertise of its forestry department. Expertly advises forest products companies on a variety of matters including M&A, joint ventures, timber contracts, fibre supply agreements and commercial litigation. Also recognised for its work on regulatory compliance, project development, environmental issues and First Nations matters, frequently representing clients in related disputes. Offers complementary industry-specific expertise in employee health and safety and pensions matters.

Strengths

One client summarised: "The Lawson Lundell team maintains a deep bench strength while continuing to provide practical and insightful advice that is difficult to find elsewhere."

Work highlights

Provides ongoing advice to Canfor on various matters including corporate governance, regulatory and transactional matters.

Notable practitioners

David Allard leads the firm's forest industry group and excels in corporate transactions in the forest sector. He is also adept at providing forestry clients with corporate governance and regulatory advice. Clients respect his "broad knowledge and responsiveness. He is always looking for practical solutions, and there is nothing he can't take on."

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Overview

The firm’s over 80 year involvement in the forestry sector today encompasses all elements of the business. The firm acts as principal external counsel for one of the two largest forestry companies based in B.C. In addition to handling commercial and securities matters, lawyers are routinely involved in operational issues including fibre supply, tenure, environmental and occupational safety.

From the inception of the firm, Lawson Lundell lawyers have been closely involved in providing legal advice to the forest industry in all aspects of its business including:

    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Stock exchange and securities law compliance, including corporate governance
    • Mill acquisitions and dispositions
    • Financings
    • Joint ventures
    • Timber and chip supply contracts
    • Project construction and development
    • Environmental assessment and permitting
    • Compliance with forest practices and sustainability regulations and worker health and safety provisions
    • Waste management and pest control regulation
    • Indigenous consultation and impact benefit agreements

Members

Allard, David

Proudfoot, Clifford

Woolley, Suzanne

Yong, Jack

Agribusiness Department

Lawson Lundell LLP

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Department location

Suite 1600 Cathedral Place

925 West Georgia Street

Vancouver

British Columbia

Canada

V6C 3L2

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Agribusiness: Forestry


David Allard
Band 2