Title: Commercial law


Brad Armstrong, Q.C.



Brad Armstrong

Firm: Lawson Lundell LLP
Address:Suite 1600 Cathedral Place
925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3L2
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Local Time:Sun. 07:05
Web site: Direct Page


Brad has extensive experience in civil litigation, aboriginal law, administrative and constitutional law, and environmental law. He represents clients involved with land use issues, project development, regulatory approvals, environmental assessments, First Nations consultation, and litigation, in a range of natural resource industries including mining, forestry, agriculture, aquaculture, energy, independent power projects, oil and gas, and transportation. His practice extends through Western Canada and the North (including Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut).

Brad acts as counsel in court hearings and in public review hearings, in all levels of the British Columbia Courts and the Federal Courts, and before federal, provincial and territorial boards, panels and commissions.

Brad also has extensive experience in corporate and commercial litigation, injunctions, and environmental prosecutions, as well as competition law.

Brad was the firm's Managing Partner from 2000 through 2003.

Recognition and Ranking
* Chambers Global: recognized in the categories: Aboriginal law (Canada) and Environment (Canada)
* Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: consistently recognized as a Leading Practitioner for environmental law and repeatedly recommended as a Leading Practitioner for Aboriginal law
* Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for environmental law and Aboriginal law
* Benchmark Canada: The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys: recognized for Aboriginal and energy and natural resources litigation in British Columbia
* Who's Who Legal Canada: recognized for environmental law
* Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: BV Peer Review rated
* 2011 Lexpert Zenith Award: recognized for Corporate and Law Firm Social Responsibility for his contributions to Family Services of Greater Vancouver


Languages: English


Areas of Practice


  • Aboriginal Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Climate Change
  • Constitutional Law
  • Environmental
  • Mining
  • Native Peoples
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Project Law
  • Project Permitting
  • Public Law
  • Regulatory Compliance


Professional Career


Significant Accomplishments

* Represented a major diamond mining company in environmental assessment and project approval in the Northwest Territories
* Advised government agencies in connection with the regulatory review process for hydroelectric projects in Nunavut
* Represented a major marine transportation agency in Federal Court proceedings involving aboriginal and environmental issues
* Represented a major industrial company in an extensive public environmental review of a hydroelectric project
* Represented a mining company in Federal Court proceedings respecting federal environmental assessment compliance
* Represented various industrial corporations in defending charges under environmental laws and regulations
* Represented a mining company in environmental assessment and project approval in Nunavut
* Represented various resource and industrial companies, and governments, in litigation involving First Nations, aboriginal law, treaty law and constitutional law
* Represented various natural resource companies in obtaining injunctions to prohibit interference with project development and activities
* Represented corporate and shareholder interests in litigation concerning contractual issues, amalgamations and arrangements, take-over bids, proxy materials and oppression remedies
* Represented various businesses in litigation and compliance issues relating to the Competition Act


"Bill streamlines environmental act", appears in The Vancouver Sun (May 24, 2012), Author

Project Law Bulletin: Environmental Assessment Streamlining Federal Government Initiatives (April 20, 2012), Co-Author

Project Law Bulletin: Environmental Assessment – Improving the Process (March 23, 2012), Author


"Cooperation Agreements and Benefits Agreements with First Nations", Major Business Agreements Conference, Insight Information, Vancouver, BC (September 26-27, 2013), Speaker

"Environmental Assessment Process", Environmental Law: Managing Risk, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (November 18, 2011),Speaker

"The Duty to Consult in the Context of a Modern Treaty (A Summary of the Supreme Court of Canada decision in the case of Beckman v. Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation, 2010 SCC 53)", and "The Latest Environmental Regulations and Cases Impacting Consultation, 5th Annual Aboriginal Law, Consultation & Accommodation Conference, Canadian Institute, Toronto (February 23-24, 2011), Speaker

2nd Annual Northeast BC Natural Gas Summit (September 29, 2010), Co-Chair

"Canadian Environmental Assessment Act", The National 2010 Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit: A New Environment - 2010 and Beyond, Canadian Bar Association, Montreal, QC (April 16-17, 2010), Speaker

Bar Admission

British Columbia (1981)
Northwest Territories (1998)
Nunavut (1999)
Queen's Counsel (2002)
Yukon Territory (2006)



University of British Columbia (B.A., 1976)
London School of Economics and Political Science (M.Sc., 1977)
McGill University (LL.B., 1980)