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15 May 2018

Ludmila Herbst Q.C. and Teresa Tomchak Speak at Benchmark Conference

On May 10, 2018, Farris partners Ludmila Herbst, Q.C., and Teresa Tomchak spoke on a panel addressing hot topics in cross-border and other regulatory, criminal and civil investigations.

04 May 2018

23 Farris Lawyers Named in the 2018 Lexpert Directory

The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, which recognized lawyers in over 60 practice areas, is the most comprehensive guide to the leading lawyers in Canada. The 2018 edition of the Lexpert Directory recognizes the following 23 Farris lawyers as leading practitioners in their field:

25 April 2018

Senior Partner MacKay-Dunn Presents Company of the Year Award at 20th Annual LifeSciences BC Dinner

Senior Partner, Hector MacKay-Dunn, presented the Company of the Year Award to Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. at the 20th Annual LifeSciences BC Awards Dinner held on April 19, 2018.

25 April 2018

Farris Founding Sponsor of the 20th Annual LifeSciences BC Dinner

Farris proudly sponsored the 20th Annual LifeSciences BC Awards on April 19th. Farris, along with the life sciences community, celebrated and acknowledged the innovators, researchers, academics, and business people who all connect to make up the global life sciences community in BC.

19 April 2018

Copper Mountain Mining Corporation Completes Acquisition of Altona Mining Limited

On April 18, 2018, Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (“Copper Mountain”) completed its acquisition of Altona Mining Limited (“Altona”) which was effected pursuant to a Scheme of Arrangement under the Australian Corporations Act and has resulted in Altona becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Copper Mountain.

18 April 2018

Melissa Mitchell Presents at the CBA’s WLF Mentoring Event

Farris associate Melissa Mitchell co-presented at the CBA's Women Lawyers Forum’s Mentoring Committee event, ‘Being a Work Parent: Returning to Practice after Maternity Leave’ on April 17, 2018.

17 April 2018

Farris Supports FWE E-Series 2018 Class

Farris is the proud Legal Sponsor for the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs’ (FWE) E-Series event being held in Vancouver from April 18-20th, 2018. The three-day program provides women entrepreneurs with in-person learning sessions designed to support them at the key stages of business development.

13 April 2018

Hector Mackay-Dunn, Q.C. advises Arbutus on joint-venture with Roivant, Genevant Sciences

On April 11, 2018, Arbutus Biopharma Corporation and Roivant Sciences entered an agreement to launch Genevant Sciences, a jointly owned company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of RNA-based therapeutics enabled by Arbutus’ proprietary lipid nanoparticle (LNP) technologies.

06 April 2018

Al Hudec on the current prospects for the development of an LNG industry in British Columbia

Al Hudec, a Farris partner, is a member of the Advisory Board for the upcoming Canada Gas and LNG Exhibition & Conference taking place May 14-16 in Vancouver. In connection with preparation for the conference, Al commented recently in Gastech Insights as follows on the current prospects for the development of an Liquified Natural Gas industry in British Columbia

05 April 2018

Al Hudec presents on Successful Strategies for Selling your Okanagan Winery

Farris, through both our Vancouver and Kelowna offices, regularly represents owners and buyers of Okanagan wineries in the sale and purchase of winery and vineyard properties. Al Hudec, a member of our wine practice group, recently spoke as part of a panel on Business Strategies: Adapting to Changes in the Okanagan Arising from Industry Consolidation and the Purchase of Wineries at the 9th annual Wine and Liquor Law Seminar.

29 March 2018

Farris acts on $1.2 billion sale of Avigilon Corporation to Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Farris is proud to have represented Avigilon Corporation as lead external counsel on its successful $1.2 billion sale to Motorola Solutions, Inc. Avigilon is one of Canada’s largest and most successful tech start-ups, and the transaction is reported to be one of the three largest acquisitions of TSX tech companies to have taken place in Canada over the last decade.

15 March 2018

Brendan Piovesan leads $52 million purchase of prime West End redevelopment site

Farris lawyers represented the purchaser in closing the sale and purchase of a $52 million strata wind-up redevelopment site in the West End neighbourhood of Vancouver.

08 March 2018

Ron Dueck Presents at the CBA Skilled Lawyer 2018 Series

Farris Partner Ron Dueck co-presented on the topic of “Income for Tax Purposes: What Corporate Lawyers Need to Know” as part of the CBA Skilled Lawyer 2018 series on March 6, 2018.

08 March 2018

Ron Dueck and Rebecca Cynader Present at PBLI Taxation Conference

Farris Partner Ron Dueck and Rebecca Cynader presented on the topic of “The New Tax on Split Income Rules” at the PBLI Conference “Taxation of Private Companies: The New Frontier” on February 27, 2018.

02 March 2018

Nikki Charlton Presents at Family Law Conference

Farris partner, Nikki Charlton, presented at the CLE BC Family Law Drafting Basics 2018 conference.

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