Nigel Thompson



Winnipeg / Services provided by N J Thompson Law Corporation

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Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (1993)
  • LLB (Manitoba, 1992)
  • B.Comm. with honours and distinction in finance (Manitoba, 1989)

Nigel is a Winnipeg lawyer carrying on general corporate and commercial practice, with particular focus in environmental law and mining law matters.

  • In the area of commercial law, Nigel regularly represents clients in purchase and sales of businesses and financing transactions
  • He regularly assists in the formation of Manitoba Limited Partnerships
  • In commercial real estate matters, he advises clients in the purchase and sale of land and lease negotiations
  • In environmental law matters, he regularly advises clients on how environmental law has impacts on business activities and transactions, and provides advice respecting environmental compliance and liability issues, including contaminated sites
  • In mining law matters, he regularly advises clients on the acquisition and financing of mineral leases and mining claims
  • Chair, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section, Manitoba Bar Association (2001-2008; 2021)
  • Member, Law Society of Manitoba
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Director, Manitoba Opera (1994-1996)
  • Presenter, “Legal Issues for a Greener World,” Isaac Pitblado Lectures (2008)
  • Presenter, “Environmental Risks in Credit Transactions,” Risk Management Association of Manitoba (2007)
  • Presenter, “Legislative and Case Law Update,” Emerging Environmental Issues Conference, Manitoba Environmental Industries Association Inc. (2005)
  • Co-presenter, “Environmental Damages,” Emerging Environmental Issues Conference, Manitoba Environmental Industries Association Inc. (2004)
  • Contributor, “Duty to Disclose Environmental Reports,” Build Manitoba  (then Upword), Winnipeg Construction Association
  • Presenter, “Environmental Management Systems,” Environmental Conference, Manitoba Heavy Constructions Association Inc.
  • Presenter, “Environmental Due Diligence,” Manitoba Heavy Construction Association
  • Presenter, “Respecting Liability for Directors and Officers Relating to Environmental Damage”
  • Presenter, “Respecting Lender Liability for Contaminated Sites”
  • Lecturer, “Bar Admission Course,” Real Estate Section, The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Presenter, “Employee Liability for Environmental Offences” (2000)
  • Named a Leading Practitioner, Property Development, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2020-present)
  • Recognized as a Top Lawyer, Mining, Lexpert Special Edition Mining (2020)
  • Recognized as a Leading Canadian Lawyer, Corporate/Commercial Law, Chambers Canada (2020-present)
  • Recognized as One of Canada’s Top Lawyers, General Business Law, Chambers Canada (2019)
  • Recognized as a Top Lawyer, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Best Lawyers (2008-present)
  • Highest Mark, Civil Procedure (1990)
  • Dean’s Honour List (1985-1989)