Key Contacts

Barichello Enzo High Resolution Image Enzo J. Barichello Q.C.
Edmonton Managing Partner, Co-Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy
T: 780.917.4269
Blundy Paul High Resolution Image Paul D. Blundy
Partner, Head of Public Infrastructure Projects
T: 416.777.4854

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 trade agreements.

Select Experience

  • 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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