Title: Commercial law


L. Neil Marshall



L. Neil Marshall

Firm: Lawson Lundell LLP
Address:Suite 1600 Cathedral Place
925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3L2
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Neil* has over 30 years experience in general business law matters, as well as major project work including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, engineering, procurement and construction, project development and corporate governance and restructurings. Neil’s experience covers a range of industries including mining, forestry, construction materials, aerospace, public-private partnerships and transportation.

Throughout his career, Neil has been involved in the management of the firm. He has previously been the Manager of our Business Law Services Group and the Managing Partner of Lawson Lundell and is currently the Chairman of the firm. Neil acts and has acted as a director and/or officer of a number of corporations, both public and private.

* Law Corporation

Recognition and Ranking
* Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for public procurement law


Languages: English
Joined the Law Firm in: 1980


Areas of Practice


  • Commercial Law
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Corporate and Business
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Public Private Partnerships and Infrastructure
  • Transportation


Professional Career


Significant Accomplishments

* Acted for the purchasers of a major aerospace repair and overhaul service provider in Western Canada
* Acted for an international cement and construction materials manufacturer in various acquisitions in Western Canada
* Acted for the EPC contractor in the development of a brownfield biomass/solid waster power generation facility
* Acted for various mining companies on engineering, procurement and construction matters in connection with mine developments in Canada and internationally
* Acted for ABN AMRO Bank N.V., the successful proponent to design, build, operate and finance the $100 million Academic Ambulatory Care Centre at the Vancouver General Hospital (now the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre) and the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre
* Acted as procurement counsel for the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority in connection with procurement and contracting matters, including the $300 million electric trolley bus replacement program and various privately-operated community shuttle programs
* Acted for an international engineered products company on various acquisitions in Canada

Professional Associations

Professional Activities
* Business Council of British Columbia, Member Designate
* Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, Member Designate
* Business Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch, past Chair


"Highlights of the New BC Code of Professional Conduct", Association of Corporate Counsel BC Chapter, Vancouver, BC (December 12, 2012), Speaker

Bar Admission

British Columbia (1981)



Simon Fraser University
University of Victoria (LL.B., 1980)