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08 November 2017

Six Farris Partners Named by Lexpert as Leading Energy Lawyers

Lexpert’s Special Edition highlighted leading Canadian lawyers in Energy. Farris Partners, Mitchell Gropper, Q.C., Elizabeth Harrison, Q.C., Ludmila Herbst, Q.C., Al Hudec, R. Hector MacKay-Dunn, Q.C. and Dean O’Leary were named.

08 November 2017

Ludmila Herbst, Q.C. Presents at Annual Law and the Media Seminar

Farris partner Ludmila Herbst, Q.C., was among the panellists at the annual Law and the Media seminar for members of the B.C. journalism community.

06 November 2017

Al Hudec presents on inter-provincial trading barriers and wine in Ottawa, Ontario

On Friday, November 3, 2017, Al Hudec presented at the Taking Stock: 2nd Annual Canadian Food Law & Policy Conference in Ottawa, Ontario.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”).

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.


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).

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.

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:

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.

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.’

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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