Lawson Lundell LLP

Legal Services | British Columbia, Canada
tel: +1 604 685 3456 | fax: +1 604 669 1620
Suite 1600 Cathedral Place | 925 West Georgia Street | Vancouver | British Columbia | V6C 3L2 | Canada

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Vancouver, British Columbia | Calgary, Alberta | Yellowknife, Northwest Territories


Lawson Lundell LLP is a leading full service business law firm, based in Western and Northern Canada, with offices in Vancouver, British Columbia, Kelowna, British Columbia, Calgary, Alberta and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. We have a substantial footprint in the historic resource and other business sectors in Canada, coupled with a reach well beyond these areas. Many of our clients have head offices outside Canada and range from national and international corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups.

We do top level transactional and project development work and our breadth of specialty areas enables us to provide a full range of services to domestic and international businesses. Our lawyers are recognized as leaders in their areas of practice which includes corporate-commercial law with recognized specialties in mining, energy, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, banking, pension, real estate and tax. We are equally strong in regulatory matters and commercial litigation, with recognized specialties in indigenous, environmental, energy, labour and employment, and insolvency.

The philosophy that guides the provision of our legal services has been developed through decades of working with our clients and learning about their priorities, needs and preferences. We are dedicated to continually improving our service as our knowledge of clients and their needs grows and changes. We are committed to providing exceptional service in a timely manner.

Year this Office was Established: 1886
Lawyers Worldwide: 436


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Canadian Lawyer TV Interviews Cliff Proudfoot on Lawson Lundell's Recent Successes

Canadian Lawyer 12.7.23 Canadian Lawyer TV interviewed Managing Partner Cliff Proudfoot, KC, about the firm’s recent achievements and how 2022 was the busiest year on record. In this exclusive interview, Cliff discussed various highlights from the past year and key areas of growth, which include: the relaunch of the Forestry Group, the joining of forces with Petraroia Langford in Kelowna, and being named Western Canada Regional Law Firm of the Year at the 2023 Canadian Law Awards.  Commenting on Lawson Lundell joining forces with Petrarioa Langford, Cliff said, "Kelowna is the fastest growing municipality in Canada...

Cecilia Barnes' dedication to helping entrepreneurs brought her to Lawson Lundell's tech group

Canadian Lawyer By Tim Wilbur Cecilia Barnes knew from an early age she wanted to be in business. She entered law school so she could work with entrepreneurs and business executives. When Barnes looked for opportunities after graduating, she focused on working in-house. “I thought, I've taken all of these courses in business and trademark and copyright. So, any company is going to be so excited to have me. So, Barnes started cold-calling businesses instead of participating in on-campus interviews with law firms...

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Lawson Lundell Advises Axis Insurance Managers on Strategic Growth Investment from Lee Equity

Lawson Lundell LLP acted as the exclusive legal advisor to Axis Insurance Managers Inc. ("Axis Insurance") on its significant growth investment from funds managed by Lee Equity Partners ("Lee Equity").Axis Insurance is a leading independent specialty insurance brokerage based in Vancouver, providing its client base with risk management and insurance services focused on specialized risks. Axis Insurance’s strategic partnership with Lee Equity sets the stage for Axis’ continued success and long-term growth.Lawson Lundell acted as the exclusive legal advisor to Axis Insurance on all matters in the transaction...

Lawson Lundell LLP welcomes Michael Wolpert to our Pension and Employee Benefits Team in our Calgary office

We are pleased to welcome Michael Wolpert to our Calgary office. Michael’s expertise lies in the areas of Pension, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation. He provides clients with insight and practical counsel about legal and regulatory issues, both provincial and federal, surrounding retirement plans, employment benefits, executive compensation and other related human resource issues. Michael’s addition to our team strengthens our ability to service our clients and to assist them in all aspects of pension and employee benefits law. Micahel can be reached at 403.218.7513 or [email protected]. For more information on Michael visit: http://www.lawsonlundell...

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Environmental, Indigenous and Natural Resources Blog

Lawson Lundell's Environmental, Indigenous and Natural Resources Blog focuses on environmental, indigenous and natural resources law, as well as related litigation. Included are summaries of significant cases from Canadian appellate courts, changes in the legal framework governing resource...

Labour & Employment Law Blog

Lawson Lundell's Labour and Employment Law Blog provides updates on the most recent legal developments impacting the Canadian workplace and offers practical tips for employers. We cover a range of topics, including labour relations, employment law, collective bargaining, human rights, employment...

North of 60 Blog

Our North of 60 Blog provides commentary on current legal trends and developments, and legislative updates affecting businesses in Northern Canada.

Pensions and Employee Benefits Law Blog

Lawson Lundell's Pension and Employee Benefits Law Blog provides updates on the most recent legal developments impacting pension and employee benefit plans. We cover a range of topics, including recent case law and changes to relevant provincial and federal legislation.

Privacy & Data Management Blog

This blog is authored by members of the Privacy & Data Management Department. We follow new and interesting issues emerging in the legal and business communities. We follow emerging issues, legal developments, and new technology as they impact privacy and data management. We will focus on how...

Real Estate Law Blog

Our Real Estate Law Blog provides brief commentary on current legal trends and developments affecting your business. The topics addressed in Lawson Lundell’s Real Estate Law Blog are of interest to commercial real estate developers, real estate and strata agents, investors, landlords and tenants,...

The Business Law Blog

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...