David A. Allard

David A. Allard


Lawson Lundell LLP

Recognized since 2011

Vancouver, British Columbia

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Natural Resources Law

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David practices primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial and corporate finance and securities law. David has extensive experience focused on advising private and public company clients on transactional and corporate commercial matters, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, as well as corporate governance issues. He works with clients at all stages of development, from senior public companies to startups and entrepreneurs.

Location

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

Languages

  • English

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1987

Affiliations

  • World Services Group - Member - Board of Directors
  • Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia - Editorial Board Member
  • International Bar Association - Member

Lawson Lundell LLP
Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia

76 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

19 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Corporate Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Vancouver, Canada (2021)
  • Corporate Law, Vancouver, Canada (2019)
  • Corporate Law, Vancouver, Canada (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Natural Resources Law

Awards:

  • Lexpert Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: recognized for corporate commercial law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory; most frequently recommended as a Leading Practitioner for corporate commercial law, consistently recommended as a Leading Practitioner for corporate mid-market law and repeatedly recommended as a Leading Practitioner for Corporate Commercial law
  • Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: AV Peer Review rated
  • Chambers Canada: recognized in the Corporate/Commercial (British Columbia) category
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions law
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2016: recognized for Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Lexpert Special Edition: Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers - Globe and Mail Report on Business, 2013 through 2016
  • Best Lawyers: Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year in Vancouver for 2017

Experience

David has represented and worked closely with significant businesses in a variety of industries, including forestry, technology, financial services and retail, as well as with emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs. Major representative transactional work includes the sale and purchase of numerous large scale manufacturing and processing operations and businesses; multijurisdictional structured sale transactions; private equity and venture capital investments; convertible debt financings; early stage financings and corporate restructuring transactions and proceedings.

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