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Year of Call

Northwest Territories, 2017
British Columbia, 2016


J.D., University of British Columbia, 2015

CPA (CA), Institute of Chartered Accountants, 2009

B.B.A., University of British Columbia-Okanagan & Okanagan College, 2007

Arend J.A. Hoekstra

Arend Hoekstra is an associate in the Business Law Group. Arend was both a summer and articling student with the firm. He has provided advice on:

  • The duty to consult
  • Treaty negotiations
  • Project-related environmental and regulatory matters
  • Mining projects
  • Legislative drafting
  • Litigation matters, including judicial review proceedings
  • Use of Reserve lands including Section 53(1) easements, Section 28(2) tenures, and rights-of-way
  • Drafting of Impact Benefit Agreements and Capacity Funding Agreements
  • Financing and acquisition of mineral resource properties

Arend is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant). His experience includes acting as a controller for a large helicopter services company serving the mineral exploration and mining industry in the NWT, and acting as a Senior Advisor for Diavik Diamond Mines Ltd.  Arend’s experience as a Chartered Accountant includes working with governments, including Indigenous governments and communities, across the NWT and Nunavut.

His publications include:

  • Identity and Federalism: Understanding the Implications of Daniels v Canada, by Thomas Isaac and Arend Hoekstra, presented at the 2016 Constitutional Cases Conference, April 7, 2017
  • Site C and the Honour of the Crown: Prophet River First Nation v Canada (Attorney General), by Thomas Isaac and Arend Hoekstra, February 2, 2017
  • Crown's Duty to Consult Aboriginal Peoples Regarding Legislation, by Thomas Isaac and Arend Hoekstra, January 26, 2017

Arend earned his J.D. from the University of British Columbia and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration co-conferred by Okanagan College and the University of British Columbia-Okanagan. 

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