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David A. Allard

David A. Allard

Partner

Lawson Lundell LLP
British Columbia, Canada

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Profile
David practices primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance and securities law. David has extensive experience focused on advising private and public company clients on transactional and general corporate commercial matters, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, as well as corporate governance issues and regulatory and stock exchange compliance.

Recognition and Ranking

*Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015: Recognized for corporate commercial, corporate mid-market and mergers & acquisitions law

*Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for corporate law and mergers & acquisitions law

*Lexpert Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: recognized for corporate commercial law

*Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory;
most frequently recommended as a Leading Practitioner for corporate commercial law
consistently recommended as a Leading Practitioner for corporate mid-market law

*Lexpert Special Edition: Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers - Globe and Mail Report on Business, 2013 and 2014

*Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: BV Peer Review rated

Education

University of Oxford (B.C.L., 1988)
University of British Columbia (LL.B., 1986)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

David has represented and worked closely with significant businesses in a variety of industries, including forestry, technology, financial services and retail, as well as with emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs. Major representative transactional work includes the sale and purchase of numerous large scale manufacturing and processing operations and businesses; multijurisdictional structured sale transactions; private equity and venture capital investments; convertible debt financings; early stage financings and corporate restructuring transactions and proceedings.

Professional Associations

Recognition and Ranking
*Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015: Recognized for corporate commercial, corporate mid-market and mergers & acquisitions law
*Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for corporate law and mergers & acquisitions law
*Lexpert Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: recognized for corporate commercial law
*Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory;
most frequently recommended as a Leading Practitioner for corporate commercial law
consistently recommended as a Leading Practitioner for corporate mid-market law

*Lexpert Special Edition: Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers - Globe and Mail Report on Business, 2013 and 2014
*Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: BV Peer Review rated

Professional Activities
World Services Group: Member - Board of Directors (current); North American Regional Council Chair (previously)
International Bar Association, Member
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Editorial Board Member


Seminars

World Services Group Meeting of the Americas (North, Central & South America and the Caribbean), Miami, Florida (February 2014), Co-Chair

"Key Drafting Issues" and "Solicitors' Legal Opinions", Business Basics Discussion Group, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (October 3, 2013 and prior years), Course Chair and Speaker

"Planning, Organizing, and Operating a Business", Business Basics Course, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (October 3, 2013), Course Chair and Speaker

"Multijurisdictional Transactional Issues", Conference, World Services Group Annual Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (September 2013)

"Indemnities", Mergers & Acquisitions 2012, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (June 21, 2012), Co-Presenter

"Business Basics 2012", The Practice of Law, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (February 16, 2012), Course Chair
Blogs

Lawson Lundell Project Law Blog
Lawson Lundell LLP 

The Lawson Lundell Project Law Blog focuses on updating proponents on new and interesting issues emerging in the law and policy that applies to the development of major projects in Canada. The focus of the blog is on matters relating to environmental assessment and compliance, regulatory matters...

Western Canada Business Litigation
Lawson Lundell LLP 

This blog is authored by members of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. We intend to follow new and interesting issues emerging in the legal and business communities. The wide range of experience among the members of our litigation group will provide a diverse and insightful...

Articles

"Forest deals pick up steam", National Post (October 2, 2014), Quoted

"Advising British Columbia Business", Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (2008-Present), Member of the Editorial Board

"Checklist Manual (Share and Asset Purchase Transactions) (2008 - 2012)", Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia

"British Columbia Due Diligence Deskbook", Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (2010 - Present), Contributing Author

"Forestry Law: Recent Developments of Importance" (July 30, 2007)


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