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McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Aboriginal Law

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What the team is known for

McCarthy Tétrault offers notable expertise in Aboriginal law across Canada, advising on infrastructure development on reserve lands, as well as issues relating to consultation and accommodation. The firm acts for large business clients, as well as all levels of government, with a focus on the mining and energy sectors. It has significant expertise in litigation, including before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Strengths

"The team is great," enthused one interviewee, appreciating that the group "demonstrates a great understanding of the specifics of our business when discussing options."

Other clients noted that the team "consistently delivers excellent work" in the Aboriginal law space.

Work highlights

A team led by Dan Bornstein represented Evolution Mining in the negotiation cooperation agreements with both the Lac Seul and Wabauskang First Nations as part of its acquisition of the Red Lake mine.

Notable practitioners

Toronto-based Bryn Gray advises clients from a range of sectors including energy and natural resources, handling consultation and disputes with Aboriginal groups.
"Mr Gray provides advice that applies the law pragmatically, taking into consideration social and political context in the circumstances." "Bryn has deep expertise in Aboriginal law, which he combines with extensive policy expertise, great intelligence and keen strategic insight."

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Overview

What sets McCarthy Tétrault apart from other firms is our holistic approach and broad experience in Aboriginal law and policy that enables us to help clients successfully navigate the many challenges in this area. We do not just advise on the law. We use our experience and knowledge to provide practical advice that is focused on achieving clients’ objectives.

Our significant and unique experience in working for both business enterprises and First Nations, provides us with an exclusive understanding of both sides to these transactions while creating an atmosphere of trust and respect that helps to unlock economic opportunities.

Our lawyers have been involved in leading edge transactions where Aboriginal groups are partners in major infrastructure projects and are developed from the outset to provide substantive economic partnering opportunities. Our work in Aboriginal law is truly nationwide, with active files throughout Canada and in all sectors including mining, exploration, electrical transmission, pipelines, renewable energy, non-renewable energy and infrastructure development.

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Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower

Toronto Dominion Centre

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

M5K 1E6

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