Brad Armstrong  QC - Lawson Lundell LLP

Brad Armstrong QC

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

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.

Brad is also a regular contributor to the Project Law Blog, a resource that updates proponents on developments in the law and policy that applies to the development of major projects in Canada. 

Brad also teaches a course in Oil and Gas Law at the University of British Columbia.

Additional Information

Experience — 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
  • University of British ColumbiaBA 1976London School of EconomicsMSc 1977McGill UniversityLL.B 1980
    Environment Committee of the British Columbia Business CouncilBoard of Governors of Crofton House School and Chair of the Risk Management Committee Geoscience BC

    Office Location

    Cathedral Place, Suite 1600
    925 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2

    Practice Areas

    Aboriginal Law
    Environmental Law

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