Roy has vast experience in a broad array of complementary and overlapping commercial areas. He started out in the early 1980’s principally as a banking lawyer, and then gravitated to a broad commercial practice, which includes real estate, leasing, development, construction, procurement, buying and selling, mergers, and extensive experience in software acquisitions and institutional work.

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Services
Commercial and mixed use real estate development Retail, commercial and office leasing
Contracts of all kinds RFPs and tendering
Construction and procurement Mergers and acquisitions
Shareholder agreements IP licensing agreements
Partnership agreements Joint venture agreements
Property transfer tax Sale, purchase and leasing of office towers and shopping centres
Private companies and businesses of all kinds
Awards & Distinctions
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Commercial Leasing Law, 2018 - 2022
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Construction Law, 2022
  • Lexpert, Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers, 2019
  • King's Counsel, 2016
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Vancouver Airport Authority
  • Led a streamlined and cost-efficient process for the administration of retail concessions and companion requests for proposals
UBC and UBC Properties Trust
  • Established a set of templates and resources for construction and procurement projects. These are accessed by project leaders and supply managers for the extensive needs of the university
HSBC Bank Canada Portfolio
  • Leasing for portfolio of approximately 70 branches and office spaces in Western Canada.
  • Many, many successful leases and problems solved
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
  • Counsel to Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation for its ten year joint venture based in Maple Ridge for development of lithium batteries with Moli Energy and NEC
University Boulevard International Design Competition
  • With the Architectural Institute of BC, worked with UBC for the University Boulevard International Design Competition in 2005
Olympic Winter Sports Centre
  • Counsel to UBC for the design-build project for the 2010 Olympic Winter Sports Centre at UBC
Canada Post Pacific Processing Centre on Sea Island
  • Counsel for Vancouver Airport Authority for development and construction of the new 700,000 sf Pacific Processing Centre on Sea Island, which opened September 2014
Concord Pacific Properties
  • Retail leasing for Concord Pacific / Prompton Real Estate group in Vancouver
Prince Rupert Port Authority
  • Counsel to the Port Authority on various construction projects
Private Liquor Stores and Liquor Primary and Food Primary Establishments
  • Counsel for many private liquor stores, pubs and sports bars including liquor store relocations and associated municipal development and rezoning approvals
Privately held software company
  • Experience with many acquisitions of software businesses in Canada, throughout the United States, in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, France, and Norway
  • Related financings and day-to-day licensing and operational and customer management
University of Victoria
  • Established the Vancouver Island Technical Park Trust
University of Manitoba
  • Creation of a hybrid partnership / business trust for development of Southwood Lands
  • Various construction projects
Enmax Corporation (City of Calgary)
  • Request for proposals for Meters | IT | Data Management and Communication Services and Systems | Technology and Network | Project Management | Deployment Services
Furry Creek Golf and Country Club
  • Developed innovative tax structure
Sea Island Connector Project, Province of BC and Vancouver Airport
  • Lead external counsel for Vancouver Airport Authority for the joint memorandum of understanding, and then the construction (by Walter/SNC Lavalin), development and associated expropriation issues, for the Sea Island Connector Project (for bridge and roadway improvements connecting Sea Island and City of Richmond)
Third Runway and the International Terminal Building
  • Counsel for Vancouver Airport Authority for initial financing for the Third Runway and the International Terminal Building. This required innovation and leadership given the new management structure and governance at a pivotal time for the Authority
Fairmont Hotel at YVR
  • Counsel for Vancouver Airport Authority for its RFP in 1996 for the new Fairmont Hotel at the Airport and the amended and restated arrangements for the Kingdom and Colony acquisition in May 2006 and subsequent Omers Realty acquisition in September 2006
Maple Ridge Sports Arena
  • Counsel for the Municipality of Maple Ridge for the bidding and construction process for the new hockey and curling arena on the agricultural fair lands in Maple Ridge
  • Developed an innovative trust structure to accommodate this public / private development
Ridge Meadows Sports Ice Arena
  • Counsel for City of Pitt Meadows for arena acquisition (out of receivership)
Commercial
  • Development and leasing of office towers and shopping centres. Real estate and business syndications. Acquisitions and sales of various businesses as going concerns
Many private clients
  • Roy has a broad base of private companies and business clients
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Awards & Distinctions
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Commercial Leasing Law, 2018 - 2022
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Construction Law, 2022
  • Lexpert, Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers, 2019
  • King's Counsel, 2016
Industry Associations
  • Canadian Association of University Solicitors (CAUS)
  • Canadian Bar Association, Bidding and Tendering Section practice advisory panel member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Construction Section practice advisory panel member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Environmental Section practice advisory panel member
  • Canadian Bar Association, General Real Estate Section practice advisory panel member
  • Canadian Bar Association, member
  • Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia. Banking Law Section founding chair
  • Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia, member
  • Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, member
  • Law Society of British Columbia, member
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, member
  • Urban Development Institute, member
Community Involvement
  • Canadian Forces Liaison Council BC, director
  • Westport Neighbourhood Association, founder
  • Coached minor hockey for 20 years
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 1981
  • University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Laws, 1980
External Presentations
  • Presenter, "Construction Management: new CCDC 5A, CCDC 5B and CCDC 17", BC Institute PMAC's 19th Annual Workshop, September 28th-30th, 2011
  • Presenter, "Risk Management: Broad Perspective", Presentation by Roy Nieuwenburg, January 13, 2006
External Publications
  • "Landlords insecure after ruling", The Lawyers Weekly, August 28, 2015
  • "New West Partnership: TILMA Expands East", The Legal Edge, July-September 2010
  • Author, "FOI and Procurement: Case Highlights, 1995 to 2005", The Legal Edge, June-July 2007; Reprinted, Procurement and Contract Management Program (PCMP), Province of British Columbia, Course Materials, 2007
  • Author, "Commentary: Outcome of Adjudication Between Owners and Bidders Hard to Predict", The Lawyers Weekly, February 23, 2007
  • "'At Risk' Construction Management", Construction Business, September/October 2006
  • "The perils of tendering for real estate are not always appreciated", The Lawyers Weekly, June 30, 2006
  • "City Limits: BC Courts limit what city may require from developer", Construction Business, January/February 2006
  • "BC decision helpful for developers", The Lawyers Weekly, December 2005
  • Legal Comment to article entitled "A Lawyer's View of Lease Audits", The Legal Edge, December/January 2005
  • "Construction Law – 2004 Update: Procurement Methods", The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2004
  • "No duty of fairness owed to non-compliant bidder", The Lawyers Weekly, March 16, 2001
  • "The Holdback Account", 1997
  • "'Payment Certifiers' and 'Substantial Completion'", November 1997