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13 October 2017

Teresa Tomchak and Al Hudec co-author article on Shareholder Activism

Farris Partners Teresa Tomchak and Al Hudec co-authored an article entitled Update on Shareholder Activism in Canada which will be published the 2018 Lexpert Directory.
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11 October 2017

Hector MacKay-Dunn, Q.C. and Ron Murray Advise Arbutus on US $116M Strategic Financing by Roivant

On October 02, 2017, Arbutus Biopharma Corporation, an industry-leading hepatitis B virus (HBV) therapeutic solutions company, entered into a share purchase agreement with Roivant Sciences Inc. for the sale of convertible preferred shares for gross proceeds of $116.4 million.
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04 October 2017

Canfield and Smith Advise Coast Wholesale Appliances on Partnership with TriWest Capital Partners

On September 30, 2017, TriWest Capital Partners, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, invested in Coast Wholesale Appliances Inc. (“Coast”), a leading independent distributor and retailer of major appliances serving the builder, contractor and retail markets across Canada.
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14 September 2017

Yun Li-Reilly Publishes Article in The Advocate on Online Privacy and the Right to Be Forgotten

In her piece in The Advocate, a legal periodical published by the Vancouver Bar Association, Farris associate Yun Li-Reilly discusses issues of online privacy, especially as it relates to children, the right to be forgotten and a different perspective on how “forgetting” might enhance freedom of expression.
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07 September 2017

Farris represents Diversified Royalty Corp. on AIR MILES trademark acquisition and debt financing

On August 25, 2017, Diversified Royalty Corp. (“DIV”) acquired the Canadian AIR MILES® trademarks and certain related Canadian intellectual property rights (collectively, the “AIR MILES® Program”) from a subsidiary of Aimia Inc. for $53.75 million plus additional contingent consideration of up to $13.75 million (the “Acquisition”).
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22 August 2017

43 Farris Lawyers Recognized in the 2018 Best Lawyers in Canada Directory

In Addition, two Farris lawyers have been named as 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" in their respective fields.


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18 August 2017

Mitchell Gropper, Q.C. Installed as University Canada West’s New Chancellor

Farris Senior Partner Mitchell Gropper Q.C. was recently installed as the new Chancellor of University Canada West (UCW).
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04 August 2017

Hector Mackay-Dunn, Q.C. advises Pacific Insight Electronics Corp. on sale to Methode Electronics

On August 1, 2017 Pacific Insight Electronics Corp., (TSX: PIH), a global solutions provider offering design, development, manufacturing and delivery of electronic products and full services solutions to the automotive, commercial vehicle and special markets entered into a definitive agreement with Methode Electronics Inc. (NYSE:MEI), a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions.
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25 July 2017

20 Farris Lawyers Named in the 2017 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 2017 edition of the Lexpert Directory recognizes the following 20 Farris lawyers as leading practitioners in their field:
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19 July 2017

Peter MacPherson Appointed Chair of Board of Directors of the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation

On June 20, 2017, Farris Partner Peter MacPherson was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation.
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17 July 2017

Farris Partner Denise Nawata Publishes in Business in Vancouver

Denise Nawata contributed to Business in Vancouver on July 14, 2017 with her article, ‘Investing Early in a Virtual Data Room Can Deliver Real Deal Value.’
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14 July 2017

Chelsea Wilson Appointed Legislative Liaison of CBABC Young Lawyers – Okanagan Section

Farris Associate Chelsea Wilson has been appointed Legislative Liaison of the Young Lawyers – Okanagan Section of the CBA British Columbia Branch.
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12 July 2017

Anna Laing and Nikki Charlton at CLEBC’s 11th Biennial Family Law Conference 2017

Farris Partners Anna Laing and Nikki Charlton were featured in the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia’s 11th Biennial Family Law Conference 2017.
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10 July 2017

Farris Lawyers Dawson and Yamashita successfully lift publication ban at the BC Court of Appeal

On June 26, 2017, the British Columbia Court of Appeal released oral reasons for judgment in favour of Farris’ clients, The Vancouver Sun Newspaper and The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (“APTN”) setting aside a publication ban over documents relating to the 1983 murder trial of Phillip Tallio.
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07 July 2017

Annual LifeSciences BC BIO Reception Dinner Presented by Farris

On June 19th, LifeSciences BC held its annual BC BIO Dinner in San Diego.
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