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 Finance with distinction (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)
  • Presented a paper on managing environmental risks in commercial transactions, “Legal Issues for a Greener World,” Isaac Pitblado Lectures (2008)
  • Presented a paper on environmental risks in credit transactions, Risk Management Association of Manitoba (2007)
  • Presented a legislative and case law update, Manitoba Environmental Industries Association Inc. Emerging Environmental Issues Conference (2005)
  • Co-presented a paper on environmental damages, Manitoba Environmental Industries Association Inc. Emerging Environmental Issues Conference (2004)
  • Wrote on duty to disclose environmental reports, Build Manitoba  (then Upword), Winnipeg Construction Association.
  • Presented a paper on environmental management systems, Manitoba Heavy Constructions Association Inc. Environmental Conference
  • Presented a paper on environmental due diligence, Manitoba Heavy Construction Association
  • Presentations respecting liability for directors and officers relating to environmental damage
  • Presentations respecting lender liability for contaminated sites
  • Lecturer, Bar Admission Course, Real Estate Section, The Law Society of Manitoba
  • “Employee Liability for Environmental Offences” (2000)
  • A leading practitioner, Property Development, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (since 2020)
  • Recognized in Lexpert Special Edition Mining 2020
  • Recognized by Chambers Canada as a Leading Canadian Lawyer in Corporate/Commercial law (since 2020)
  • Recognized as one of Chambers Canada’s top lawyers in General Business Law (2019)
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law (since 2008)
  • Highest mark in Civil Procedure (1990)
  • Dean’s Honour List (1985-1989)