Joan Chambers
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3391

Joan advises domestic and international clients on a full range of business matters, complex commercial transactions, joint ventures, procurement and mergers and acquisitions. Her practice is primarily focused on natural resource infrastructure, construction projects and related services in various sectors including hydro power and transmission, forestry, mining and aquaculture.

Joan is also experienced with corporate governance matters.

Joan provides legal services through Joan Chambers Law Corporation.


  • Acting for joint venture partners in forming various forms of joint ventures in the natural resource, manufacturing and product distribution sectors
  • Representing owners and sellers in all forms of buying and selling businesses, including private mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, private equity investments and various forms of commercial and tax reorganizations, exchangeable share and limited partnership flow-through structures and earn-out arrangements
  • Acting for owners in construction, services and supply contracts, EPC, EPCM contracts, and related procurement processes and impact benefits agreements with First Nations in hydro power and transmission, oil and gas, mining and forestry projects
  • Representing owners in an offshore construction joint venture, domestic commercial construction projects, commercial renovation projects and urban mixed-use development projects
  • Developing their procurement processes and related documents and advising on procurement matters and processes in outsourcings, as well as in construction, engineering, mining, forestry, hydro-transmission, electronic product delivery, system development and other sectors, and for various types of goods and services
  • Acting for customers on complex outsourcing, business alliances and related procurement transactions for information technology (IT) functions, receivables and payables processing and other business processes, including the outsourcing of government-owned/controlled electronic products delivery system, revenue management system and processes, IT department for Canadian big-box retailer, accounts payable department for building products distributor, and node gateway, card management, ATM monitoring and management systems
  • Advising on aquaculture regulatory matters in the British Columbia shellfish industry and on the acquisition of existing aquaculture businesses
  • Advising on governance matter for provincial crown corporations
  • Advising on governance committees and regulatory requirements for charities and on provincial and federal non-profit structures

Joan has been ranked among Canada's top lawyers in The Best Lawyers in Canada (2016, 2017 and 2018) in the areas of Corporate Governance Practice, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law.