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David A. Allard

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David practices primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial and corporate finance and securities law. David has extensive experience focused on advising private and public company clients on transactional and corporate commercial matters, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, as well as corporate governance issues. He works with clients at all stages of development, from senior public companies to startups and entrepreneurs.

Recognition and Ranking

  • Chambers Canada: recognized in the Corporate/Commercial (British Columbia) category
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions law
  • Best Lawyers: Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year in Vancouver for 2017
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory:
    • most frequently recommended as a Leading Practitioner for Corporate Commercial law 
    • consistently recommended as a Leading Practitioner for Corporate Mid-Market law
    • repeatedly recommended as a Leading Practitioner for Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2016: recognized for Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Lexpert Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: recognized for Corporate Commercial law
  • Lexpert Special Edition: Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers - Globe and Mail Report on Business, 2013 through 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: AV Peer Review rated

Professional Activities

  • World Services Group: Member - Board of Directors (current); North American Regional Council Chair (previously)
  • International Bar Association, Member
  • Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Editorial Board Member

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (1987)


  • University of Oxford (B.C.L., 1988)
  • University of British Columbia (LL.B., 1986)

David has represented and worked closely with significant businesses in a variety of industries, including forestry, technology, financial services and retail, as well as with emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs.  Major representative transactional work includes the sale and purchase of numerous large scale manufacturing and processing operations and businesses; multijurisdictional structured sale transactions; private equity and venture capital investments; convertible debt financings; early stage financings and corporate restructuring transactions and proceedings.