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16 January 2019

Farris Welcomes Brendan Piovesan to the Partnership

Farris LLP is pleased to announce that Brendan Piovesan (Corporate & Commercial/Real Estate) has joined the partnership, effective January 1, 2019.
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11 December 2018

Farris acts for FortisBC Energy in the issuance of $200 million of 3.85% medium term note debentures

On December 7, 2018, FortisBC Energy Inc. issued $200 million of 3.85% medium term note debentures due December 7, 2048. FortisBC Energy is the largest distributor of natural gas in British Columbia, serving approximately 1,021,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers in more than 135 communities.
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07 December 2018

Al Hudec speaks on regulatory restrictions impeding private retailers in the BC cannabis market

Al Hudec, a Farris LLP partner, provided an overview of the new legal regime regulating the distribution and sale of recreational cannabis in British Columbia.
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03 December 2018

Farris donates $100,000 to the Allard School of Law

Farris donated $100,000 to the Allard School of Law at UBC to establish an endowed award in honour of Jack Giles, Q.C.
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30 November 2018

Farris Partner Mitch Gropper, Q.C. speaks on Significant Regulatory Changes

Farris Partner Mitch Gropper, Q.C. spoke on Significant Regulatory Changes coming for Mortgage Syndicators, Funds and MICs at the MIABC 2018 Luncheon on November 20th.
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29 November 2018

James Hatton, Q.C. Appointed to the Board Of Directors of The Forum For Women Entrepreneurs

On November 28, 2018, Farris Partner James Hatton, Q.C. was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (“FWE”).
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29 November 2018

Stephanie Daniels Speaks on “Tosi And Alternative Remuneration Strategies” at CTF

Farris partner Stephanie Daniels spoke on “TOSI and Alternative Remuneration Strategies” at the Canadian Tax Foundation’s 2018 British Columbia Tax Conference.
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26 November 2018

David Selley acts for TransLink in the issuance of $400 million of 3.25% green bonds

On November 23, 2018, South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (“TransLink”) issued $400 million of 3.25% green bonds due November 23, 2028. This represented TransLink’s first green bond since establishing its direct borrowing capital platform in 2010, and the first transit agency in Canada to issue a green bond.
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19 November 2018

Al Hudec speaks on ‘Best Practices for Directors in M&A Transactions’

Al Hudec lead a panel discussion on ‘Best Practices for Special Committees and Directors in M&A Transactions’ at the recent ‘Mergers and Acquisitions 2018 Conference’ held in Vancouver on November 14, 2018.
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14 November 2018

Kevin Smith contributes to new book on Protecting Children in Armed Conflict

On November 2, 2018, a launch event was held in London, UK to promote Protecting Children in Armed Conflict, a new book written by an international team of lawyers including Farris Associate Kevin Smith.
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09 November 2018

Aaron Dow Named Lexpert Leading Lawyer Under 40

At a gala dinner in Toronto on November 8th, Farris partner Aaron Dow was named a Lexpert Leading Lawyer Under 40.
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08 November 2018

Al Hudec presents on How to Sell a Winery at the Fortify Conference

Al Hudec presented on How to Sell a Winery at the inaugural Fortify Conference in Penticton on Nov 7, 2018.
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05 November 2018

Ludmila Herbst, Q.C., Presents At Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society Meeting

Farris partner Ludmila Herbst, Q.C., presented a legal update to the annual meeting of the Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society (“WCCAS”) on November 3, 2018, covering important arbitration-related court cases decided over the past year.
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02 November 2018

Farris sponsors the Fraser Institute Dinner honoring Gordon Diamond

Farris proudly sponsored the Fraser Institute dinner honoring Gordon Diamond on November 1, 2018. Farris was represented by partners, Mitch Gropper, Q.C. and Bo Rothstein.
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24 October 2018

Sally Dennis speaks on “The Shareholders’ Agreement as a Tool to Facilitate Business Succession”

Farris partner Sally Dennis lead and participated in a panel discussion on “The Shareholders’ Agreement as a Tool to Facilitate Business Succession” at the STEP/CPABC: Estate Planning Insights Conference held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on October 23, 2018.
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