Jeff Waatainen

Office

Vancouver

  • Phone:
    604.643.6482
  • Fax:
    604.605.4876

Assistant

 Jeff Waatainen
Profile

Jeff Waatainen is a seasoned forestry lawyer with a wealth of experience regarding regulatory and commercial law in the B.C. forest industry. He has appeared before administrative tribunals that govern the industry, and worked on major commercial transactions within the industry.

Jeff provides legal services to a variety of forest industry and other clientele on a wide range of matters including share-purchase agreements, asset-purchase agreements, services contracts, regulatory issues and commercial disputes.

He has worked on a variety of files for a broad roster of clients in the forest industry. Jeff has advised major licensees to B.C. Timber Sales participants, logging contractors, log brokers and trading companies, private landowners and First Nations.

For many years, Jeff taught forestry law as an adjunct professor of law at the U.B.C. Faculty of Law, and has spoken to various groups and organizations on a variety of forestry law matters. He has produced numerous publications, including several Forestry Bulletins on subjects related to the forest industry including stumpage, aboriginal rights and legislative developments, and writes a regular column in BC Forest Professional magazine.
 

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  • Davis LLP Forestry Law Bulletin
    July 4, 2014
    Co-authored with Erin Hunter, R.P.F., Summer Student On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its unanimous decision on Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia (the “Tsilhqot’in Nation Decision”). In its reasons,...
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  • BC Forest Professional Magazine
    April 30, 2014
    In the March/April 2014 issue of BC Forest Professional, Davis LLP's Jeff Waatainen takes a look at the BC Supreme Court decision in Moulton Constrcting Ltd. v. British Columbia and what it indicates about "the Crown's duty to consult with...
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  • Davis LLP Forestry Law Bulletin
    March 31, 2014
    The Ministry of Forests, Range and Natural Resource Operations (the “Ministry”) enforces numerous environmental and financial obligations imposed upon the holders of Crown forestry tenures in BC. With the enactment of the former Forest Practices...
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  • BC Forest Professional Magazine
    February 24, 2014
    Davis LLP's Jeff Waatainen is a regular contributor to the "Legal Perspective" column in BC Forest Professional magazine. In the January/February 2014 issue, he addresses the "paramount importance" that the Forest Appeals Commission...
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  • BC Forest Professional Magazine
    January 2, 2014
    In the November/December 2013 issue of BC Forest Professional magazine, Davis LLP's Jeff Waatainen outlines the problem of of multiple owners in relation to prime contractor liability within the forestry sector and emphasizes the need for legislative...
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  • BC Forest Professional
    October 23, 2013
    Davis LLP's Jeff Waatainen discusses the Forest Revenue Audit Program (FRAP) under the Forest Act in the September/October 2013 issue of BC Forest Professional magazine. He provides an overview of the assessment and appeal processes as well...
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  • BC Forest Professional magazine
    August 19, 2013
    Davis LLP's Jeff Waatainen discusses recent amendments made to Canada's Fisheries Act, which have important implications for those operating in the BC forest sector. The revisions include, among others, a broadened categorization of prohibited...
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  • BC Forest Professional magazine
    June 4, 2013
    Davis LLP's Jeff Waatainen has published the article "Occupational Health and Safety on Resource Roads" in the June 2013 issue of BC Forest Professional magazine. In the article, Jeff takes a look at the latest amendment to the Occupational...
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  • Davis LLP Forestry Law Bulletin
    May 1, 2013
    Following up on our bulletin of May 2010, the government brought into force the remaining provisions of the Forestry Service Providers Protection Act (“FSPPA” or “Act”) on April 1, 2013. These, together with amendments to the...
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Associations

  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Forestry Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia
  • Lay member of the Standing Investigations Committee of the Association of BC Forest Professionals

Called to the Bar

  • British Columbia, 1996

Education

  • Professional Legal Training Course, Law Society of British Columbia, 1995
  • LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1995
  • M.A., University of British Columbia, 1992
  • B.A., (Honours), University of British Columbia, 1991

Languages

  • English