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Lawson Lundell LLP

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What the team is known for

Lawson Lundell is a strong Vancouver-based law firm that provides advice to clients in connection with the environmental assessment and approval processes for major projects in Western Canada and the North. The environmental and regulatory practice's experience cuts across a wide range of sectors including transportation, mining and forestry. The team also provides valuable litigation expertise, with experience representing clients in environmental law matters before the British Columbia Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. It offers additional strength in matters involving contaminated site remediation and other hazardous waste issues.

Strengths

The team is "very client service oriented," comment sources, adding: "They commit to a deadline and make it."

"They are a solid team," praise interviewees, adding that the practice is "always there for the client."

Work highlights

A Lawson Lundell team led by Brad Armstrong represented the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers in proceedings before the Supreme Court of Canada on the constitutional authority of the province of British Columbia to require environmental permits for the transportation of oil via federally approved pipelines.

Notable practitioners

Vancouver-based Brad Armstrong QC regularly assists clients with environmental assessment reviews, including the public hearing phases. He is well versed in acting for mining and oil pipeline companies, particularly with regard to projects located in the Canadian North.
"Brad Armstrong’s dedication to his clients is second to none."

Clifford Proudfoot QC advises on a range of matters including environmental assessments and court challenges to the issuance of mining permits. Based in Vancouver, he serves as the firm's managing partner.

Kinji Bourchier operates out of the firm's Vancouver office, acting across a number of litigious matters enveloping environmental facets.
"Kinji Bourchier excels at distilling complex legal matters into core issues and provides advice and recommendations which make it easy for me to relay to the business and seek instructions." "He is very knowledgeable on the law and has lots of experience, but is always providing practical legal advice alongside the technical advice."

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Overview

Lawson Lundell’s Environmental Law Group provides advice and assistance to clients in all aspects of environmental law including:

  • Commercial transactions – due diligence, risk assessments, allocation of liability, representations and warranties and indemnities
  • Environmental management systems – training, compliance, liability of officers and directors, and environmental audits
  • Environmental assessment of projects – federal, provincial and territorial environmental assessment processes, major projects, project descriptions, screenings, comprehensive studies and public reviews 
  • Regulatory and licensing requirements – applications for licences, permits and authorizations under the federal Fisheries Act, and provincial and territorial environmental management and protection acts, and water acts
  • Contaminated sites – polluter, generator and responsible persons liability, allocation of liability, site remediation requirements, remediation cost claims, and certificates of compliance
  • Reclamation, closure and remediation – bonding, security, and environmental trusts
  • Environmental offences – spill reporting, inspections, investigations and defence of environmental prosecutions under the Fisheries Act and provincial and territorial environmental assessment management and protection acts

Members

Armstrong, Brad

Bergner, Keith

Bourchier, Kinji

Bourchier, Kinji

Casey, Michelle

Cook, Lauren

Dhalla, Shailaz

Duke, Laura

Ferguson, Clara

Jones, Michelle

Kang, Grace

Kowbel, Christine

Kruger, Toby

MacKinnon, Alastair

Niu, Kai

Nyland, Jennifer

Rodocker, Cole

Shipley, Lana

Stoicheff, Alixandra

Environment

Lawson Lundell LLP

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Location

Suite 1600 Cathedral Place

925 West Georgia Street

Vancouver

British Columbia

Canada

V6C 3L2

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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

Environment


Brad Armstrong QC
Band 1
Clifford Proudfoot QC
Band 3
Kinji Bourchier
Band 4