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25 June 2015

Mike Wagner presents on Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Breach Litigation

Mike Wagner spoke in Vancouver at the Canadian Institute’s “Class Actions West” conference held on May 21, 2015.
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25 June 2015

Charlton and Latimer Secure Victory at Court of Appeal

Nikki Charlton and Alison Latimer successfully represented a Vancouver father in a high stakes appeal concerning the mother’s proposed relocation of the parents’ young child.
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08 June 2015

Ludmila Herbst Presents on Drafting Arbitration Agreements

Farris partner Ludmila Herbst presented at Affinity Institute Inc.’s June 5, 2015 conference “Commercial Arbitration 2015: Taking Advantage of User Control”. The conference brought together leading arbitrators and arbitration practitioners not only from British Columbia but also from Alberta and Ontario.
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04 June 2015

Alison Latimer Presents on the Role of Non-Profits in Public Interest Litigation

Farris litigator Alison Latimer presented at the annual fundraiser Tapas for TAPS (Victoria) on the important role of the non-profit sector in pursuing public interest litigation.
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02 June 2015

Gropper, Hudec and Tomchak Present at Legal Strategies in Private Mergers and Acquisitions CLE

On May 29, 2015 Farris Partners Mitchell Gropper, Q.C., Al Hudec and Teresa Tomchak presented at the Continuing Legal Education of British Columbia’s conference on Legal Strategies in Private Mergers and Acquisitions.
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28 May 2015

Court Approves class action settlement by Farris, involving gas fireplaces

Farris Partners Robert Anderson, Q.C. and Mike Wagner Featured in the Vancouver Sun
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21 May 2015

Herbert D. Dodd Q.C. September 12, 1949 - May 19, 2015

It is with great sadness that the firm announces the passing of one of Canada’s most respected lawyers, Herbert D. Dodd, Q.C. on May 19, 2015.
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20 May 2015

Alison Latimer presents on Physician Assisted Dying

Farris litigator Alison Latimer presented to the Canadian Bar Association’s Health Law section on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) in which the Court unanimously struck down the absolute ban on physician-assisted death.
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20 May 2015

FARRIS REPRESENTS AMERICAN HOTEL INCOME PROPERTIES REIT LP IN BOUGHT DEAL

April 28, 2015 – A Farris team represented American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (“AHIP”) in its bought deal offering of limited partnership units (“Units”) which raised gross proceeds of approximately $66.1 million through the issuance of 6,181,250 Units, which included 806,250 Units issued as a result of the underwriters electing to exercise the over-allotment option in full.
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19 May 2015

Farris Welcomes Partner Jay Sujir and Associates Verlee Webb and Lyndsay Schooley

Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP is pleased to announce that Jay Sujir, formerly of Anfield Sujir Kennedy & Durno (ASKD Law), has joined the partnership as a senior member of the Securities and Mining Practice Groups. Also joining the firm from ASKD Law are senior associates Verlee Webb and Lyndsay Schooley. Webb and Schooley also practice corporate and securities law with an emphasis on the natural resource sector.
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13 May 2015

Ludmila Herbst Speaks at WCCAS Conference

Farris partner Ludmila Herbst spoke at WCCAS' ‎9th Annual Energy, Mining and Resources Arbitration Conference in Calgary on May 12, 2015.
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07 May 2015

Farris’ Hector MacKay-Dunn, Q.C. featured in Business In Vancouver’s LifeSciences Magazine

Senior Partner Hector MacKay-Dunn, Q.C. is featured in the most recent issue of Business in Vancouver’s LifeSciences BC Magazine. The article, titled Above the Bar looks at Hector’s impact on British Columbia’s Lifesciences industry and his track record as legal counsel and business partner to local biotech companies looking to grow and expand globally.
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01 May 2015

Farris Senior Partner MacKay-Dunn Announces Founding Sponsorship with BCTIA’s Innovation HUB

Senior Partner Hector MacKay-Dunn, Q.C. is pleased to announce that Farris has finalized its agreement as a founding partner with the British Columbia Technology Industry Association’s (“BCTIA”) growth incubator – The Innovation HUB (the “HUB”).
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01 May 2015

Supreme Court of Canada finds that Charter Damages are Available Against Crown Absent Malice

Farris litigators Joseph J. Arvay, Q.C. and Alison M. Latimer along with Cameron Ward and Marilyn Sandford secure historic victory at the Supreme Court of Canada establishing that the Charter authorizes damages against the Crown absent proof of malice. The legal team represented Ivan Henry in connection with his civil suit arising from his 27 year long wrongful conviction.
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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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