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Norton Rose Fulbright

Aboriginal Law

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What the team is known for

Norton Rose Fulbright is a prominent international firm with strength across Canada and a notable presence in Québec. It provides advice on a broad range of Aboriginal law matters, including duty to consult and regulatory advice, land claim negotiations, impact and benefit negotiations, and significant litigation. The team offers additional experience in matters relating to joint ventures and partnerships with Aboriginal communities to promote economic development, as well as advising on project finance mandates involving First Nations. Its lawyers are regularly engaged by government agencies in addition to private sector clients in the energy, mining, financial, forestry and real estate industries.

Strengths

Sources appreciate the team's "seamless services," adding: "The expertise and responsiveness from the firm was excellent."

Interviewees laud the firm's "multiple jurisdictional expertise and ability to bridge domestic and international regimes on Indigenous rights topics."

Work highlights

A team led by Jean Bertrand represented Hydro-Québec in defence of claims brought against it by the Innu Nation alleging damages and profit disgorgement in relation to the construction and operation of the Churchill Falls hydroelectric project.

Notable practitioners

Pierre-Christian Labeau has particular experience representing governmental entities and mining companies out of the firm's Québec City office, providing notable experience in Aboriginal and constitutional law.
"Pierre-Christian Labeau knows the Aboriginal context in Québec and Canada very well, which gives him a great advantage during the negotiation process." "He provides extensive experience and expertise in dealing with First Nations."

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Overview

Our Aboriginal Law team assists our clients by providing a comprehensive understanding of the strategic, legal, and practical issues that characterize Aboriginal law. We have broad reach across Canada, with offices in all of our major cities, resulting in a range of different files, clients, and issues, as well as regular joint office mandates. We also have the largest global reach of any law firm, including a major presence in the USA, Australia, and Latin America, where Aboriginal issues are routinely advised on.

Aboriginal Law

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Location

Suite 1800

510 West Georgia Street

Vancouver

British Columbia

Canada

V6B 0M3

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Nationwide - Canada

Aboriginal Law


Pierre-Christian Labeau
Band 3