Title: Commercial law


Lana M. Shipley



Lana Shipley

Firm: Lawson Lundell LLP
Address:Suite 1600 Cathedral Place
925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3L2
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Lana practises corporate and commercial law with a particular emphasis on energy, aboriginal and environmental law. She works with public and private companies in a wide range of industries, including mining, energy, natural resources, technology and manufacturing.

Within her corporate and commercial law practice, Lana conducts a variety of transactions, including asset and share acquisitions and dispositions, reorganizations and various other corporate proceedings. Lana also advises public companies on regulatory matters, continuous disclosure and corporate governance practices.

Lana's aboriginal and environmental law practice involves assisting clients with the negotiation of impact benefit and other agreements with First Nations in relation to proposed developments in the energy and mining industries and other sectors, as well as permitting and regulatory matters that arise throughout the development of both large and small projects. Lana has also assisted in obtaining, amending and transferring environmental and other authorizations issued by federal, provincial and territorial regulatory authorities.


Languages: English


Areas of Practice


Main Focus: Commercial Law

  • Aboriginal Law
  • Climate Change
  • Commercial Law
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Mining
  • Native Peoples
  • Project Permitting


Professional Career


Significant Accomplishments

Transactions that Lana has been involved in include:

The negotiation of agreements with First Nations in the energy, mining and aquaculture industries regarding proposed developments or operations potentially affecting the asserted rights, title or other interests of the First Nations, including capacity funding agreements and impact benefit agreements

The negotiation of business arrangements between First Nations and businesses in the transportation and aquaculture industries, including joint venture agreements

The corporate reorganization by an international energy company of its Canadian operations

The merger of a U.S. coal mining company and a Canadian coal mining company with operations located in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom

The acquisition by a Western Canadian mining company of a coal property in British Columbia

The sale of the business of a provider of repair parts and services for commercial kitchen equipment

The acquisition of assets in Canada by an international provider of corporate workspace services

The sale of a specialty metals distribution and processing business with operations in Western Canada and the United States

An investment by a private equity firm in a leading manufacturer of electric floor heat systems

The sale by a fuel cell developer of its automotive business (representing the Special Committee)

Private placements of $80 million of equity and convertible debt by a Western Canadian mining company

The acquisition of port terminal facilities by an infrastructure fund of a global financial institution

The acquisition by a private equity firm of a North American importer and distributor of chocolate, specialty dessert and pastry ingredients

Professional Associations

Professional Activities
* Canadian Bar Association, Member

Bar Admission

British Columbia (2006)



University of British Columbia (B.A.Sc., 1999)
University of British Columbia (L.L.B., 2005)