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07 December 2016

Farris Partners Recognized in the 2016 Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Guide

Farris is pleased to announce that Robert S. Anderson, Q.C. and Scott A. Dawson have once again been named in the 2016 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada in the area of Defamation and Media Law. Nikki L. Charlton is listed among ‘Litigation Lawyers to Watch.’
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02 December 2016

Farris represents Diversified Royalty Corp. on Sale of Franworks Trademarks to Cara

On November 27, 2016, Diversified Royalty Corp. (“DIV”) completed the sale (the “Sale Transaction”) of the trademarks and other intellectual property rights related to the Franworks restaurant businesses (“FW Rights”) to Original Joe’s Franchise Group Inc. (“OJFG”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Franworks Franchise Corp. (“Franworks”), for $90.0 million...
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24 November 2016

Martin Twigg Publishes on Enforceability of Online Agreements in Internet & E-Commerce Law in Canada

Farris associate Martin Twigg was featured in the November 2016 issue of Internet & E-Commerce Law in Canada with an article examining the issue of enforceability of online agreements.
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21 November 2016

Denise Nawata Named Lexpert Leading Lawyer Under 40

At a gala dinner in Toronto on November 17th, Denise Nawata was named one of Lexpert’s Leading Lawyers Under 40.
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21 November 2016

Ludmila Herbst, Q.C. Presents at WCCAS’ Annual Members Meeting

Farris litigator Ludmila Herbst, Q.C. presented on November 19, 2016 at the annual members’ meeting of the Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society (“WCCAS”). Ludmila provided an overview of recent case law related to arbitration...
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21 November 2016

Ludmila Herbst and Catherine George Present on Business Disputes

Farris litigators Ludmila Herbst, Q.C. and Catherine George presented on November 18, 2016 at a Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. (“CLE”) conference on Business Disputes. Ludmila and Catherine are co-authors of a chapter in the award-winning CLE text of the same title. They presented on new developments related to misrepresentation-related causes of action in tort, contract and by statute.
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21 November 2016

Al Hudec and Teresa Tomchak present on “Preserving Post-Closing Deal Value” in Vancouver

Al Hudec and Teresa Tomchak presented on “Preserving Post-Closing Deal Value in Private M&A” at the CLEBC Conference in Vancouver on November 17, 2016. Their presentation focused on risk management of post-closing adjustments and indemnity claims in private M&A transactions.
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18 November 2016

Al Hudec presents on Legal Issues in Beverage Alcohol & Caffeinated Beverages in Halifax, NS

On Thursday, November 3, 2016, Al Hudec presented at The Intersection of Food and Wine Law - Future of Food Law & Policy in Canada Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Al spoke on Legal Issues in Beverage Alcohol & Caffeinated Beverages.
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18 November 2016

Al Hudec presents on Prospects for The Canadian LNG Export Industry in Tokyo, Japan

Al Hudec presented at the ABA Section of International Law Conference in Tokyo, Japan on October 20,2016. His presentation focused on the prospects for successful development of a Canadian LNG export market focused on Asian markets, including an assessment of Canada’s competitive strengths and weaknesses relative to competing projects in the US and Australia and a discussion of interesting legal issues.
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17 November 2016

Fairness Opinions in M&A Transactions Under Greater Scrutiny: A review of InterOil v. Mulacek

Court refuses to approve an arrangement valued at US$2.5 billion where success fees were payable for the fairness opinion and the fairness opinion failed to provide disclosure of the reasons and analysis for the conclusion.
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15 November 2016

Did the Canadian Immigration Website Really Crash?

Ryan Neely, Associate Counsel & Canadian Immigration Lead, comments on and answers questions relating to immigration to Canada in the aftermath of the US Election.
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07 November 2016

Anna Laing and Nikki Charlton Present on Family Trust Issues

On Friday, November 4, 2016, Farris partners Anna Laing and Nikki Charlton presented at a Continued Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLE BC) conference titled, ‘Advanced Financial Issues in Family Law.’
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04 November 2016

Ludmila Herbst Presents At Advocates’ Society Conference

Farris partner Ludmila B. Herbst, Q.C. presented at an Advocates’ Society conference, “Arbitration Advocacy”, held on November 2, 2016 in Vancouver.
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31 October 2016

Joseph J. Arvay, Q.C. Delivers Keynote Speech at Annual Criminal Lawyers Association Fall Conference

Farris partner Joseph J. Arvay, Q.C. delivered the Keynote Speech at the 44th Annual Criminal Lawyers Association Fall Conference in Toronto on October 29, 2016.
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21 October 2016

Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. and Vail Resorts, Inc. Complete $1.4 Billion Strategic Combination

On October 17, 2016, Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. and Vail Resorts, Inc. completed a strategic combination worth approximately $1.4 billion. Pursuant to the transaction, Vail acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Whistler for consideration of $36 per share payable in cash and shares.
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