Top Aboriginal Law and Energy lawyer joins Lavery, de Billy

Montreal, September 10, 2008 – Lavery, de Billy is pleased to announce that Ann Bigué has joined the firm as a partner and a member of its Environment, Energy and Natural Resources law team.

Her practice focuses on administrative, constitutional and regulatory law, with an emphasis on matters related to natural resources, energy and aboriginal rights. Prior to joining Lavery, de Billy, she practiced at McCarthy Tétrault for more than 25 years.

Ann is frequently called upon by corporate clients to deal with issues relating to aboriginal and treaty rights in connection with energy and natural resources development projects. She has assumed leadership in complex litigation matters relating to aboriginal rights in the context of hydroelectric and forestry development projects in Quebec. She also has extensive experience in the development and realization of Canadian energy, mining and industrial projects as well as in forestry development activities.

She is recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the field of aboriginal law. She is also named in the Best Lawyers in Canada directory as a leading lawyer in the area of regulatory matters relating to energy.

Ann is a governor of the Association Pipeline Longitude 75o. She is a member of the U.S. Energy Bar Association, the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association, the Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association, the Association québécoise pour l’évaluation d’impacts and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

She is also member of the National Council and of the Quebec Branch Council of the Canadian Bar Association and a past member of the Executive Committee of the Quebec Division. Over the years, she has represented the Barreau du Québec on the Federal Judicial Advisory Committee for Québec (Québec-West).

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