Canada is a world leader in the production and
export of wood and paper products. While a major supporter of the country's
economy and contributor to Canada's trade surplus, the forestry industry is
prone to cyclical trends in operating profits, sometimes with significant
fluctuations. Skilled industry-focused legal advice helps to mitigate risk and
maximize profits with an understanding of these regularly irregular shifts.
Bennett Jones has industry-specific experience in completing forest purchase
and sale transactions, acquiring regulatory licenses, securing land permits,
preventing and resolving environmental issues, and advising on corporate
matters. Our clients include First Nations governments and domestic and global
forestry-related businesses involved in the harvesting of timber and
manufacturing and exporting of forest products, such as softwood lumber,
newsprint and wood pulp.
Our team includes lawyers with experience
negotiating using World Trade Organization (WTO), NAFTA and other international
- Counsel to the syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P in connection with Jemi Fibre Corp's. $13 million bought deal equity financing. Read more
- Competition advice to Norbord Inc. in connection with its merger with Ainsworth Lumber Co., Ltd., a transaction valued at $763 million. Read more
- PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., as Monitor of Poseidon Concepts Corp. in its cross-border Companies Creditors' Arrangement Act (”CCAA”) proceedings, including in its Court sanctioned role of taking proceedings against Poseidon's directors and auditors to recover additional funds for the estate.
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