Hansell LLP and Hansell McLaughlin Advisory advise boards, investors, shareholders and management teams in crisis and other special situations, and in respect of their governance practices generally. Together, our expertise covers legal, governance, government relations, and communications issues. 

We are in boardrooms every day, as advisors and directors. Our team understands issues of concern for directors and management teams. We know that successful organizations need to fully understand and manage a wide range of risk and reputational issues. 

From navigating critical situations to designing effective governance strategies, we respond to our clients’ need for sophisticated and independent legal and governance advice. Our advice is also supported by our proprietary data sets, which allow our clients to benchmark their practices against their peers.

Many of our retainers are not a matter of public record and, as a matter of policy, we do not publish a client list.


Hansell LLP

Hansell LLP was formed in 2013 in response to a demand for expert, independent legal counsel in all areas of corporate governance. We advise public and private companies, Crown corporations and other government-owned enterprises, and not-for-profits. We also strive to be thought leaders in key areas of governance that are of interest to our clients.

We provide expert, independent legal and governance counsel. We are lawyers grounded in corporate and securities law with extensive experience in corporate transactions and challenges of all kinds, acting for the full range of stakeholders. However, our advice goes beyond what is required or permitted by law. We are experts on practices followed by a wide range of organizations and on existing and emerging expectations of investors and regulators. We ensure that directors are able to anticipate the views and reactions of the corporation’s stakeholders. We keep a careful eye on issues that may raise liability or reputational issues for directors, and work with the directors, management, regulators and others to manage these risks.

We have worked with many boards, management teams and investors to help meet their business objectives and deal with the legal, organizational and strategic challenges along the way. Unlike non-lawyer independent consultants, we offer legal advice in relation to governance practices. Our legal advice, as well as our communications with boards and members of senior management in connection with giving this advice, have the added potential protection given to privileged solicitor and client communications.


Hansell McLaughlin Advisory

Hansell McLaughlin Advisory helps clients assess risk, navigate the regulatory environment, identify governance solutions and manage impact on reputation. Our in-depth knowledge of the complexities of government, policy and the political process provides our clients the advice they need in their dealings will all three level of government.

Our team is comprised of experienced government relations professionals, with significant experience in the highest offices of government at both the federal and provincial levels, combined with extensive experience with regulators and regulatory bodies across industries and sectors. Our advice is grounded from hands-on experience advising government ministers and direct engagement with senior officials, on strategies to engage government and other stakeholders to assist our clients in achieving their policy and legislative goals.

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