David Allard is Partner at the Vancouver office of Lawson Lundell LLP (“Lawson Lundell”) where he practices commercial, corporate finance, and securities law. He is consistently recognized for his expertise in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, agribusiness, and cross-border disputes. Over his career Allard has been recognized as a leading name in a variety of legal fields by Chambers Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada, and Lexpert. In 2019, Best Lawyers in Canada named Allard as the Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year in Vancouver.
Allard graduated from the law school at UBC with the LLB class of 1986. He was called to the BC Bar in 1987 and thereafter migrated to University of Oxford where he obtained a BCL in 1988. He remained in London until 1990, working as an Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. In 1990 he returned to Canada to work for Lawson Lundell, where he now has over thirty years of experience.
Apart from his diverse client portfolio, Allard has also delivered presentations around the globe. In 2013 he presented on multijurisdictional transactional issues in Rio de Janeiro and travelled to Miami in 2014 to speak at the World Services Group Meeting of the Americas.
Currently, Allard also serves on the Board of Directors for the World Services Group having previously acted as the professional services network’s North American Regional Council Chair. He is also a member of the International Bar Association. In his local legal community Allard sits on the Editorial Board for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.