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Lawson Lundell LLP

Lana M. Shipley

Lana M. Shipley

Partner

Expertise

  • Aboriginal Law
  • Climate Change
  • Commercial Law
  • Energy

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Lawson Lundell LLP
British Columbia, Canada

Profile
Lana practices 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.

Bar Admissions

British Columbia (2006)

Education

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

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

* Canadian Bar Association, Member

Recognition and Ranking
*Chambers Global: recognized in the Aboriginal law (Canada) category

Articles

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Transition Disclosure Update (February 25, 2010)


Blogs

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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