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Lawson Lundell LLP

Jennifer S. Nyland

Jennifer S. Nyland



  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Litigation
  • Mining

WSG Practice Industries


Lawson Lundell LLP
British Columbia, Canada

Jennifer advises resource companies, including mining companies and other private sector clients, on regulatory and environmental matters. Jennifer's environmental experience includes advising clients on requirements for environmental assessments, project permitting, and contaminated sites due diligence and remediation. Jennifer also conducts mineral title reviews and advises on mineral tenures, other subsurface tenures, and on surface interests, often in the context of acquisition due diligence or project financing. Jennifer advises clients in the energy sector, and has also assisted in regulatory matters such as public utility rate-setting, tariffs, and access to transmission and storage.

Prior to enrolling in law school, Jennifer worked as an electrical engineering consultant before co-founding a software company. She ran the engineering department there for eight years, and successfully managed the group through two acquisitions.

Bar Admissions

British Columbia (2010)
Nunavut (2015)
Yukon (2015)


Cornell University (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, 1992)
University of British Columbia (J.D. 2009)
Areas of Practice

Energy | Environmental | Litigation | Mining | Natural Resources | Project Law | Project Permitting | Public Utility and Regulatory | Real Estate

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Canadian Bar Association, Member
Project Law Blog, Contributor

Community Activities
*Keats Camps; Human Resources Committee Member (2013- present)
*Keats Camps Board of Management; Board Chair (2008), Past Chair (2009), Secretary (2010-2013), and Member (2007 - 2013); Property Committee member (2007 - 2008); Finance Committee Member (2008-2009); Nominating Committee Member (2008-2009)
*Okanagan Partnership's Engineering Advisory Board to the University of British Columbia's Dean of Applied Science and Intellectual Property Task Force; Member (2005)
*UBC University Industry Liaison Office's (UILO) Task Group on Sponsored Research Agreements; Member (2005)
*Okanagan Science and Technology Council (OSTEC); Board Member (2003 - 2005)
*Okanagan High Tech Council (OHTC); Board Member (2000 - 2002)


British Columbia Contaminated Sites – New Requirements Start Feb. 1, 2021
Lawson Lundell LLP, January 2021

On February 1, 2021, new reporting requirements in British Columbia will apply to owners and operators of lands that have been used for specified commercial and industrial uses. These reporting requirements will also trigger environmental investigation requirements to determine whether or not the lands are contaminated. While the B.C...

Redevelopment of Land in B.C. – New Contaminated Sites Reporting Requirements
Lawson Lundell LLP, January 2021

On February 1, 2021, amendments to B.C.’s Environmental Management Act and the Contaminated Sites Regulation (the Stage 13 Amendments) will come into effect which will affect the application process for redevelopment of lands formerly used for specified industrial or commercial uses...

Additional Articles

Federal Government Approves Meliadine Gold Mine (February 3, 2015)


Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Blog
Lawson Lundell LLP 

Lawson Lundell's Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Blog follows new and interesting issues emerging in the legal and business communities. Our goal is to provide a source of valuable information and insight on a wide variety of matters for our readers.

Privacy & Data Management Blog
Lawson Lundell LLP 

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...

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...

Real Estate Law Blog
Lawson Lundell LLP 

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
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...

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