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Rachel V. Hutton

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Rachel V. Hutton
Law Practice
Rachel Hutton is a partner in the Vancouver office of Stikeman Elliott. Ms. Hutton is a member of the National Energy Group and the Commercial Real Estate Group. Her practice includes: real estate, environmental and banking law, specifically all aspects of real estate and capital project dispositions, acquisitions, financing and development, with significant depth in financing, municipal law regulatory and environmental compliance. She has complementary expertise in expropriation and construction law matters.

Her practice is focused on energy and other capital projects, acting for developers and asset managers in all facets of project development: land assembly, environmental risk, permitting and environmental assessment, construction contracts, access agreements and project finance. She has advised on the environmental and regulatory aspects of multiple development projects throughout British Columbia and in Western Canada, including run-of-river, wind, mining, forestry and other renewable projects as well as projects that involve issues with neighbouring stakeholders, port lands, rail infrastructure and local residential communities.

Ms. Hutton has significant experience in negotiating commercial, impact benefit and benefit sharing agreements with First Nations in the context of capital projects and has acted for First Nations in negotiating commercial agreements.

She is frequently involved in joint venture, M&A and other corporate transactions where management of real property and major project assets, including permitting, approvals and allocation of environmental risk, are critical, with particular emphasis on the energy, mining and industrial sectors.

She has acted for municipalities, clients in the energy and resource sector, pension funds and developers in the purchase and sale of major industrial, commercial single and multi-asset properties, on both a share and asset basis. This work has also included advice related to environmental law including approvals, site remediation and compliance issues. She is also active in the real estate finance and project finance markets, acting for both lenders and borrowers.

Professional Activities
Ms. Hutton is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC).

The University of British Columbia (LL.B. 1993), McGill University (BA 1990).

Bar Admission
British Columbia, 1995

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