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Rochelle Collette

Rochelle Collette
Rochelle Collette Associate | Vancouver
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  • Representing parties in complex commercial disputes, including breach of contract, misrepresentation, product liability, fraud and negligence claims and related injunction proceedings

  • Representing clients in shareholder proceedings involving allegations of oppression

  • Advising clients in the natural resource sector who are consulting, negotiating, and building relationships with First Nations and Métis communities affected by project development

  • Advising clients with respect to environmental and Aboriginal law due diligence in major corporate transactions

  • Advising a mining company on a range of environmental issues during the development of a large-scale mining project, including environmental assessment certificate compliance, remediation and restoration obligations, and wildlife and protected species management

  • Representing clients in claims for defamation and libel

  • Representing clients in claims for clean-up costs associated with contaminated sites

  • Representing clients in various industries in the defence and resolution of regulatory charges

Professional Activities

Rochelle is the chair of the Canadian Bar Association – B.C. Branch (CBABC) Environmental Law Section. She is also a member of the CBABC Civil Litigation, Aboriginal Law, and Young Lawyer Sections, and serves as a CBA mentor to incoming law students. She was previously on the board of the Vancouver Bar Association.

Publications
Professional Appearances
  • Presenter: BC’s Implementation of UNDRIP
    2020 Pacific Business & Law Institute Webinar, Developments in Aboriginal and Indigenous Law 2020, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 27, 2020.
  • Presenter: Environmental Law – Legislative Update
    CBA BC Branch Environmental Law Section, Vancouver, British Columbia, August 6, 2020.
  • Presenter: Blakes Annual Aboriginal Law Update
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Vancouver, British Columbia, February 26, 2020.
  • Presenter: Impact Assessment Act Identifying the Changes that Impact Your Business
    Clean Energy BC Generation 2019 Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 6-8, 2019.
  • Presenter: Perils of Permitting and Update on Recent Developments in Environmental Law
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 30, 2019.
  • Presenter: Recent Developments and Issues in Environmental Law
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 29, 2018.
Media Activities
  • Quoted: Blakes B.C. Court of Appeal clarifies when environmental assessments lapse
    Article by Aidan Macnab, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, August 12, 2019.
Education
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar - 2017
J.D., University of British Columbia - 2015
B.Env.Sc. (Hon.), University of Manitoba - 2012
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