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22 September 2004

Hector MacKay-Dunn speaks at Board of Trade Policy Forum

On Thursday September 23, 2004, the Board of Trade hosted a Biotechnology Policy Forum - Leading the Biotech Boom. Three noted panelists, including our very own Hector MacKay-Dunn, spoke about the biotechnology industry in B.C. and its potential to play a significant role in the economy.

22 September 2004

Hector MacKay-Dunn, QC appointed to BC Biotech Board of Directors

BC Biotech today announced that Hector MacKay -Dunn, Q.C., Senior Partner with Farris, will join the Board of Directors.

16 September 2004

Farris Sponsors 55th International Astronautical Congress

Farris is pleased to be a sponsor of the IISL Moot Court Competition at the 55th International Astronautical Congress. The conference will explore the infinite possibilities of space research and exploration within the framework of current technological, political, social and economic realities. The conference takes place October 4-8. For more details please visit

16 September 2004

Hector MacKay-Dunn, QC To Present at Board of Trade Biotechnology Forum

British Columbia's biotechnology sector has the potential to have a significant impact on the province's economy, as it has done in jurisdictions across North America and around the world. But what will it take to fully realize that potential? Three noted speakers will each provide a distinct perspective on the current and future development of our biotech sector, taking a local, national, and international view at the upcoming Board of Trade Biotechnology Policy Forum. For more details please click on the green arrow.

01 September 2004

Farris Welcomes Four New Associates

Farris is pleased to welcome Tanja Biegler, Nikki Charlton, Ryan Neely and Christine Oberti to the firm. Tanja and Christine will be practising in the area of corporate and commercial law. Ryan's practice will focus on Labour and Employment and Nikki's Litigation and Family Law.

10 August 2004

The Advocate features article by Jack Giles, QC

The July 2004 edition of the Advocate features an article written by our very own Jack Giles, QC. The article is entitled "The Compulsory Mediator". To view the article in full, please click on the green arrow.

29 June 2004

Farris Welcomes New Associate

Farris is pleased to welcome Meera Thakrar to the firm. Meera studied at the University of Victoria and articled at Farris before joining as an associate. Meera's practice includes civil litigation and immigration law.

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").

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