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14 June 2004

Farris congratulates BCTIA Award Winners and Finalists

Farris congratulates clients on their success at the BCTIA Awards.

24 May 2004

Big Suit - Lambert v. Resort Municipality of Whistler et al., (Supreme Court of British Columbia 200

Can a British Columbia municipality lawfully buy and sell land use zoning in exchange for amenities?

18 April 2004

Farris Ranked Among Top Corporate and Top Litigation Law Firms in Vancouver

In their 2004 Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert and the American Lawyer Media ranked Farris as one of the pre-eminent corporate and litigation law firms in the Vancouver area.

07 April 2004

Lexpert Announces Top Practitioners

Farris lawyers recognized as leaders.

25 March 2004

Corporate Law Newsletter - Transition Requirements for New BC Company Act

On March 29, 2004, the new Business Corporations Act comes into force. When it does, all existing companies governed by BC's current Company Act will be required to amend their charter documents to transition to the new Act and the Province's new online corporate database. This Bulletin explains the transition requirements for existing companies.

02 March 2004

Farris Inducted into Board of Trade Business Hall of Fame

The Board of Trade honours Farris at Governor's Banquet.

29 January 2004

Corporate Law Newsletter - Proposed New Continous Disclosure Rules

On March 30, 2004, the Canadian Securities Administrators ("CSA") will implement a new national rule to simplify "continuous disclosure" requirements and make them uniform for reporting issuers that file in multiple provinces.

28 January 2004

Corporate Law Newsletter - Proposed New Corporate Governance Rules

On January 16, 2004, Canadian securities regulators published for comment two proposals that describe best corporate governance practices and require public companies to make disclosures relating to these "best practices". The proposals will replace the corporate governance guidelines and related disclosure requirements put in place by The Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX").

28 January 2004

Corporate Law Newsletter - Securities Regulators Implement New Investor Confidence Measures

On March 30, 2004, the securities regulatory authorities will implement three new instruments that require CEO and CFO certifications, impose rules on the role and composition of audit committees and mandate oversight of auditors. The new measures will have major implications for the accounting, auditing and reporting processes of all Canadian public issuers.

31 December 2003

The Advocate - Obituary of C. Frances (Frank) Murphy, QC

The January 2004 edition of the Advocate features an article celebrating the life of C. Frances (Frank) Murphy, QC. To view this article in full, please click on the green arrow.

11 December 2003

Hector MacKay-Dunn Appointed Queen’s Counsel

Farris is pleased to announce that Hector MacKay-Dunn has been awarded the Queen's Counsel designation. Hector has over 25 years experience in the in the corporate, commercial, technology and biotechnology fields and is an active member of the community. Congratulations Hector!

30 November 2003

Farris celebrates 100 Years Practising Law in British Columbia

Farris was founded by John Wallace Debeque Farris in 1903, when he arrived in Vancouver and secured work as Vancouver's first City Prosecutor. Today, the firm proudly celebrates 100 years of practising law in British Columbia.

27 November 2003

New BC Achievement Foundation Announces Awards

The British Columbia Achievement Foundation has been launched to celebrate the imagination, dedication and contributions of outstanding British Columbians to their province, Premier Gordon Campbell and Foundation chair Keith Mitchell, QC announced today.

30 September 2003

Corporate Law Newsletter - Getting Ready for British Columbia’s Personal Information Protection Act

On January 1, 2004, the new Personal Information Protection Act ("PIPA" or the "Act") will come into force. PIPA will profoundly impact the way in which personal information is collected, used and disclosed in British Columbia. Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy can provide practical and effective advice to assist organizations in planning and implementing the personal information policies and practices required by PIPA.

01 September 2003

Betty Harrison, QC recognized as one of the Top 25 Corporate Women Lawyers in Canada

Farris is pleased to announce that Betty Harrison, QC was recognized by Lexert Magazine as being one of the Top 25 Corporate Women Lawyers in Canada.

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