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24 April 2015

FARRIS PARTNERS MACKAY-DUNN AND NAWATA CLOSE INTREXON-OKANAGAN SPECIALTY FRUITS ACQUISITION

Intrexon Corporation (“Intrexon”) completed its acquisition of Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (“OSF”) by way of statutory plan of arrangement pursuant to which a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intrexon acquired all the securities of OSF for US$41 million. OSF shareholders received US$31 million in Intrexon common stock and US$10 million in upfront cash, subject to certain escrow hold-back.
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23 April 2015

Herbst and Tomchak on Faculty of CLEBC’s Shareholders’ Disputes 2015 Conference

Farris litigator Ludmila Herbst spoke on a panel on “ADR and Shareholders’ Disputes” at CLEBC’s Shareholders’ Disputes 2015 Conference held on April 22, 2015. Ms. Herbst and Farris partner Teresa Tomchak also prepared a companion paper entitled “Arbitration-Related Considerations in the Context of Shareholder Disputes”.
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21 April 2015

Hector MacKay-Dunn, Q.C. Leads Tekmira Public Offering Team for Farris

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation completed an offering of 7,500,000 common shares at a price of US$20.25 per share for gross proceeds of approximately US$151.9 million. This deal closed March 25, 2015.
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17 April 2015

Supreme Court strikes down municipal council prayer - Tim Dickson appeared for intervenor

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the prayer with which a Quebec municipality opened its council meetings violated the municipality’s duty of neutrality on religious matters. In a far-reaching decision, the Court held that government officials may not use their powers to promote or impose religious beliefs, but rather must be truly neutral on questions relating to religion.
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14 April 2015

Ludmila Herbst publishes in ADR Perspectives newsletter

An article by Farris litigator Ludmila Herbst, “Who Appoints an Arbitrator?”, appears in the latest issue of The ADR Perspectives newsletter. The newsletter is one of two official publications of the ADR Institute of Canada Inc. and has a cross-Canada editorial board of some of the foremost mediators and arbitrators in the country.
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10 April 2015

Mike Wagner presents on Mareva Injunctions at the PBLI – Vancouver Conference

Farris Partner Mike Wagner presented at the Pacific Business & Law Institute’s March 25, 2015 conference “Using Injunctions Effectively”.
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09 April 2015

Alison Latimer featured in McGill Law Journal Podcast

Farris litigator Alison Latimer is featured in the April 8, 2015 McGill Law Journal Podcast entitled “Punishment Unlimited? The Use and Abuse of Solitary Confinement in Canada”.
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02 April 2015

Farris Partner Ron Murray Interviewed on BNN

Ron Murray was recently interviewed by the Business News Network (BNN) on the ins and outs of investing in small cap stocks listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
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01 April 2015

Farris Partner James Hatton, Q.C. joins Board of LifeSciences BC

James P. Hatton, Q.C. has joined the Board of Directors of LifeSciences BC as Vice Chair.
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27 March 2015

Arvay and Latimer secure important victory for Provincial Court Judges at the Court of Appeal

Farris litigators Joseph J. Arvay, Q.C. and Alison M. Latimer secure important victory for the Provincial Court Judges’ Association of British Columbia. The BC Court of Appeal set aside a decision of the BC Legislature and declared that Provincial Court Judges are entitled to the recommendations set out in the 2010 Judicial Compensation Committee Report.
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26 March 2015

Benchmark Litigation Canada Ranks Farris as “Highly Recommended”

Benchmark Canada has released its annual (2015) firm and individual rankings. Once again Farris appears on Benchmark Canada’s most prestigious list of B.C. firms, in the “Highly Recommended” category. Farris has earned “Highly Recommended” ranking every year since Benchmark Canada’s inception. Farris litigators also continue to attract Benchmark attention.
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25 March 2015

Tim Dickson presents on how to use injunctions effectively

Farris litigation partner Tim Dickson presented at the Pacific Business & Law Institute’s conference on the law injunctions.
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23 March 2015

Tim Dickson presents on the Supreme Court of Canada’s physician-assisted dying decision

Farris litigation partner Tim Dickson presented at a conference organized by Dying with Dignity and Choice in Dying (Victoria) on the implications of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in the Carter case, in which the Court legalized physician-assisted dying in some circumstances.
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23 March 2015

Arvay, Hern and Latimer Publish in Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice

In their article entitled “Proportionality and the Public Law”, Farris litigators Joseph Arvay, Q.C., Sean Hern and Alison Latimer trace the emergence of proportionality as the animating feature of Charter rights and Charter values analysis as well as its emergence in Aboriginal law.
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18 March 2015

Farris Partners Recognized in Chambers & Partners 2015 Global Guide

Congratulations to Farris Partners A. Keith Mitchell, Q.C., Michael Allen, and Maria McKenzie for their inclusion in this year’s prestigious Chambers Global guide.
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