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Joan Chambers

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  • 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 joint venture partners in forming various forms of joint ventures in the natural resource, manufacturing, technology and product distribution sectors

  • Developing procurement processes and related documents and advising on procurement matters in all sectors

  • Acting for owners on complex technology-based outsourcings, business alliances and related commercial matters

  • Advising on finfish and shellfish aquaculture regulatory and commercial matters and on the acquisition of existing aquaculture businesses

Awards & Recognition

Joan is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Corporate and Commercial Law)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – 2016–2023 (Corporate Governance Practice, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts, Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Technology Law)
Professional Activities

Joan is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria teaching an advanced transactions course. She previously taught a closed corporations course at the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia.

Joan joined the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's BC/Yukon Region Board in 2001, serving as chair from 2012 to 2014. She has served on their National Board of Directors from 2015 and chaired the National Governance and Nominating Committee.


Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 1991
JD, University of Victoria – 1990
BComm, University of Alberta – 1985
Pacific Asian Management, University of Hawaii International Business School – 1983

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