Shawna K. Vogel: Lawyer with Dentons Canada LLP

Shawna K. Vogel

Partner
Edmonton,  AB  Canada
Phone780 423 7335

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Practice Areas

  • Business Immigration
  • Corporate
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Immigration
  • Media, Entertainment and Sports
  • Individual Immigration
  • International Trade
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Trade, WTO and Customs
 
University University of Alberta, B.A., with distinction, 1981
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Alberta, LL.B., 1984
 
Admitted1985, Alberta
 
LanguagesEnglish
 
Biography

Shawna Vogel's corporate commercial practice has an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, business immigration into Canada and to the U.S., international trade and sports law. She has extensive experience in cross-border acquisitions and also assists clients in establishing and implementing their business immigration programs for relocating workers.

Shawna has represented clients in many disputes under bilateral and multilateral trade agreements and has advised government on the negotiation and implementation of multilateral trade and investment agreements. Shawna has been a panelist in two Canada-U.S. NAFTA trade disputes.

Shawna is experienced in sports team acquisitions, including financing arrangements and stadium development projects and has been recommended in Best Lawyers in Canada 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as a leading lawyer in the area of Sports Law.

Experience

• Counsel to Katz Group Canada Inc. in sale of a large portion of its independent banner and franchise business to McKesson Corporation

• Acts as immigration advisor to numerous North American oil and gas services companies and construction companies in obtaining work permits for Canada and the U.S.

• Acts as immigration advisor to multinational mining equipment manufacturer for expansion into Canada

• Acts as Canadian immigration advisor for international multi-media entertainment company

• Advise and coordinate the extensive business immigration program of an Italian multinational company for work in the Alberta oilsands

• Counsel to Rexall Sports in the acquisition of the Edmonton Oilers National Hockey League franchise

• Counsel to Focus Corporation in connection with the sale to a U.S. private equity firm

• Counsel to a cross-border pharmacy group in its multi-million dollar financings, and multi-million dollar acquisitions of businesses

• On behalf of the Government of Alberta, successfully challenged the Québec margarine colouring laws under the Canadian Agreement on Internal Trade

Recognition

• Recommended in Best Lawyers in Canada 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as a leading lawyer in the area of Sports Law

• Received the Alberta Premier's Award of Excellence for her participation on the Government of Alberta team for the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement

Insights

• Foreign Workers, International Tax and Oil & Gas Market Update (Presentation)

• Update on Current HR Issues, Autumn 2012 (Presentation)

• Employee Stock Ownership Plans

• Work Permits for Students and Canada Experience Class

• Intra-Company Transferees (Canada)

• Bringing Foreign Workers to Alberta

• "The Purchase Price" and "Potential Liability Hot Spots", Purchase and Sale of a Business Conference, Legal Education Society of Alberta Proceedings, March 2004

Activities and Affiliations

• Director, Economic Development Edmonton, 1999 to 2003

• Co-Chair, Program Committee, Trilateral Chamber of Commerce Conference, June 1997

• Chair, Edmonton International Business Club, World Trade Centre Edmonton, 1995 to 1999

• Director, Canadian Council of the Americas, Alberta Branch, 1995 to 1997

• Vice-Chair, Programs Committee, World Trade Centre Edmonton, 1995 to 1997

• Chair, International Law Subsection, Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch, 1992 to 1994

Teaching Roles

• Instructor, International Business Transactions, Faculty of Business, Grant MacEwan University, 2009 and 2010

• Business Law Instructor, Bar Admission Course, Legal Education Society of Alberta, 2000 to 2004

• Instructor, Legal Aspects of International Business, Forum for International Trade Training Course, Grant MacEwan Community College, 1994

Community Involvement and Pro Bono

• Member, Strategic Committee, Jerry Forbes Centre 2010-2011

• Director, Organization of Women in International Trade (Alberta Branch), 2007

• Director, Kids Up Front Foundation (Edmonton), 2003 to 2007

• Director, Legal Education Society of Alberta, 2006 to present

• Director, Economic Development Edmonton, 1999 to 2003

Presentations

• "We Need Foreign Workers Now", FMC & MNP Immigration Seminar, March 21, 2013

• "Update on Current HR Issues", FMC Breakfast for the Mind Series, Autumn 2012

• "Advanced Mergers & Acquisitions", FMC Breakfast for the Mind Series, Winter 2011

• "Sale of a Business in Tough time", Legal Education Society of Alberta, Business Law Refresher, May 3, 2010

• "Canadian Work Permits for Post-Graduate Students", World Trade Centre Edmonton, March 20, 2009

• Presenter, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce WORKFORCE Conference, September 2008

• "Workforce Immigration", St. Albert Chamber of Commerce, May 2008

• "Hiring Foreign Workers", Edmonton Chamber of Commerce WORKFORCE Conference, September 2007

• "Bringing Foreign Workers to Canada", Meet the North, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce Convention, September 2006

• "The Purchase Price", Canadian Bar Association Business Subsection, January 2005

• "The Purchase Price" and "Potential Liability Hot Spots", Purchase and Sale of a Business Conference, Legal Education Society of Alberta, March 2004

• "Issues in Cross-Border Projects", Western Canadian Construction Superconference, Canadian Institute, January 2004

• Co-Chair, Business Law Refresher, Legal Education Society of Alberta, April 2003

• "E-Commerce, Legal Considerations", Alberta Food Processors Association, February 2001

• "International Transactions", Canada-Hong Kong Business Association, January 2000

• "Export Financing and International Transportation - Legal Issues", Alberta Food Processors Association, June 1997

• "Legal Aspects of International Transactions", World Trade Centre, April 1997

• "Doing Business in an International Context", Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, March 1997

• "International Business Law", Canadian Institute for Petroleum Industry Development, Course for Jilin Oilfield Officials, May 1995

• "Legal Technicalities", Seminar for the Premier's Mission to the Middle East, May 1995

• "Opportunities In Mexico and Recent Trade Developments", Annual General Meeting, Forest Industries Services Association of Alberta, April 1994

• "Investing in Mexico", Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch, Mid-Winter Convention, January 1994

• "Services under the North American Free Trade Agreement", Seminar for Alberta professional and occupational associations, hosted by the Government of Alberta, November 1992

• "Doing Business in the Global Market", "20 Anniversary Celebration", Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, September 1992

• "Exporting to the U.S.-Trade Law Problems", Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch, Mid-Winter Convention, January 1991

• "Unfair Trade Remedies", International Law Subsection, Calgary, Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch, 1991

• "Unfair Trade Remedies", University of Alberta, Faculty of Business, Business and Government class, 1991, 1992

 
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Shawna K. Vogel

10180 - 101 Street
EdmontonAB T5J 3V5




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