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09 May 2013
Farris had a strong presence at a full-day Continuing Legal Education Society of BC conference on the new Limitation Act, which comes into force on June 1, 2013 and will significantly change the time frames in which many claims may be pursued in BC. The conference, held on May 6, 2013, included presentations from a cross-section of prominent BC practitioners, representatives of the Ministry of Justice and the Law Society of BC, and the author of the Law of Limitations.
08 May 2013
May 7, 2013
Chris J. Wiebe, a partner in the Farris Kelowna office’s Labour & Employment practice, was interviewed by host Philip Till on CKNW radio regarding discrimination in the workplace. The discussion covered examples of what constitutes discrimination and the outlets available for resolution of these issues
11 April 2013
In an article published by Benchmark Canada, Ludmila Herbst, BC’s female litigator of the year (2013) is interviewed about her extraordinary career and what it’s like to be recognized as a woman leader in her field. Said Herbst, “I am honoured to have been considered for and to have won this award and feel fortunate to work on a broad range of files at Farris. I believe that the diversity of the work we do here has made us all better lawyers.”
03 April 2013
Apr 02, 2013 -LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services (LifeLabs) today announced it has completed the purchase of BC Biomedical Laboratories Ltd. (BC Biomedical) following approvals from the Federal Competition Bureau and the Provincial government. The two companies are coming together to better serve patients and their health providers across the province.
20 March 2013
Farris partners, Hector MacKay-Dunn, Q.C., Peter Roth, and Teresa Tomchak summarize the proposed changes to the regime that governs shareholder rights plans, introduced by the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) on March 14, 2013.
01 March 2013
March 1, 2013 - A Farris team, led by Partner Brian R. Canfield, represented American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (AHIP) in its initial public offering (IPO) of 9,570,000 limited partnership units on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The IPO completed on February 20, 2013, and the exercise of the over-allotment option by the underwriters closed on March 1, 2013, raising total gross proceeds of C$100.1 million.
28 February 2013
MDA named 2012 Media and Telecommunications Industry winner and Foreign Outbound (US) winner
On February 27th, at a gala dinner in Toronto, MacDonald, Dettwiler, and Associates Ltd (MDA) was recognized as a dealmaker of the year for their purchase of Space Systems Loral, LLC, the satellite manufacturing business of Loral Space & Communication Inc.
13 February 2013
01 February 2013
Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP is pleased to announce that Bo Rothstein and Denise Nawata have joined the partnership, effective immediately.
31 December 2012
The end of 2012 marks the conclusion of yet another successful Farris United Way campaign raising over $150,000 for community services in Victoria, Kelowna, and Vancouver. The week-long campaign included a pledge drive, silent auction, and a variety of special events.
12 December 2012
Dominic Petraroia, Managing Partner of Farris’ Kelowna office, has been appointed Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General for British Columbia. The designation is an honour conferred annually on members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit, contribution, professional integrity and character.
07 December 2012
On November 2, 2012, the BC Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed the appeal of a decision denying leave for a class action to be commenced against Macdonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. based on the secondary market civil liability provisions of the BC Securities Act. The successful Farris team was led by Robert Anderson, Q.C. and included Teresa Tomchak and Nicholas Hooge. The case is the first of its kind in British Columbia to consider the statutory cause of action relating to secondary market disclosure in the Securities Act and was the first in Canada to deny leave. The BC Court of Appeal’s decision is precedent-setting as it is the first Canadian appellate court decision to consider whether leave should be granted to commence a cause of action relating to disclosure in the secondary market.
04 December 2012
27 November 2012
15 November 2012
Farris Partners’ George K. Macintosh, Q.C. (Commercial Litigation), Mitchell Gropper, Q.C. (Capital Markets), David Gruber (Insolvency and Restructuring), and David Gillanders, Q.C.* (Real Estate) are listed in the Canada 2012 Who’s Who Legal Directory.
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