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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Aboriginal Law Administrative and Public Law Energy Regulatory Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Securities Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Natural Resources Law Biotechnology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Corporate Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Private Funds Law Corporate Governance Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Aboriginal Law Energy Regulatory Law Public Procurement Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Securities Law Corporate Governance Practice Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Securities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Aboriginal Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Construction Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Aboriginal Law Energy Regulatory Law Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Personal Injury Litigation Natural Resources Law Construction Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Insurance Law Securities Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Director and Officer Liability Practice International Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation Administrative and Public Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Corporate Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Securities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Securities Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Regulatory Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Law Mining Law

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Practice Area Definition

Natural Resources Law Definition

Natural resources law is a broad category that encompasses all aspects of federal, provincial, and territorial law related to the ownership, development, management, and use of natural resources. In this context, natural resources include conventional resource extraction as well as the use of land, water, or air, or the plant or animal life residing in them.

Some lawyers who practice natural resources law focus on the laws governing who may develop natural resources and how, which requires knowledge of the applicable federal, provincial, territorial, and sometimes municipal laws governing use of a particular resource, from exploration, to development, production, sale, and ultimately to closure. Related practice areas include property law, environmental law, aboriginal law, public law, and administrative law.

Other lawyers in the field focus on the acquisition and maintenance of resource development rights in a private sector context. This may involve asset or share purchase transactions, financing, project structuring, and related areas. Such projects may change hands a number of times, and there are lawyers who can provide specific guidance based in part on the nature of the resource and the applicable regulatory and commercial context for that industry sector. Due diligence on such transactions usually requires subject-matter expertise from lawyers familiar with industry specific commercial norms and regulatory requirements. Other related practice areas include corporate law, commercial law, real property law, finance, taxation, contracts, and negotiation, to name a few.

The development of major natural resource projects has become increasingly controversial in Canada and accordingly some lawyers specialize in the regulatory or judicial processes involved in the development and review of the terms and conditions under which development will be permitted, if at all. Additionally, the interface between specific projects and the interests of First Nations has become increasingly prominent and some natural resource lawyers have become knowledgeable in that area as well.
Natural resources law is a broad category that encompasses all aspects of federal, provincial, and territorial law related to the ownership, development, management, and use of natural resources. In this context, natural resources include conventional resource extraction as well as the use of land, water, or air, or the plant or animal life residing in them.

Some lawyers who practice natural resources law focus on the laws governing who may develop natural resources and how, which requires knowledge of the applicable federal, provincial, territorial, and sometimes municipal laws governing use of a particular resource, from exploration, to development, production, sale, and ultimately to closure. Related practice areas include property law, environmental law, aboriginal law, public law, and administrative law.

Other lawyers in the field focus on the acquisition and maintenance of resource development rights in a private sector context. This may involve asset or share purchase transactions, financing, project structuring, and related areas. Such projects may change hands a number of times, and there are lawyers who can provide specific guidance based in part on the nature of the resource and the applicable regulatory and commercial context for that industry sector. Due diligence on such transactions usually requires subject-matter expertise from lawyers familiar with industry specific commercial norms and regulatory requirements. Other related practice areas include corporate law, commercial law, real property law, finance, taxation, contracts, and negotiation, to name a few.

The development of major natural resource projects has become increasingly controversial in Canada and accordingly some lawyers specialize in the regulatory or judicial processes involved in the development and review of the terms and conditions under which development will be permitted, if at all. Additionally, the interface between specific projects and the interests of First Nations has become increasingly prominent and some natural resource lawyers have become knowledgeable in that area as well.