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16 April 2014

Alison Cowan Wins NALP Award for Diversity Leadership

The Board of Directors for National Association of Law Professionals (NALP) has awarded Alison Cowan J.D., Manager, Student and Associate Programs at Farris, a Service Excellence Award.

25 November 2013

Al Hudec and Teresa Tomchak present at Corporate Governance 2013 CLE

Farris partners Al Hudec and Teresa Tomchak presented at the Continuing Legal Education Society’s “Corporate Governance 2013” course on November 22, 2013.

12 October 2012

Mitchell H. Gropper Q.C. Honoured with a Zenith Award for his Leadership in Law

On October 11, 2012, Lexpert’s Zenith Awards were presented at a gala event in Toronto. The awards recognize lawyers who have been change-agents for forty or more years, for their clients, firms, companies, departments, faculties, profession, colleagues and communities. The criteria for this year’s winners included competitive excellence in law, strong community contribution, and mentorship.

12 September 2012

Robert Anderson, Q.C. successfully represents TELUS Corporation

 Farris Litigation Team wins a Supreme Court decision on behalf of TELUS  Farris Litigation Team wins a Supreme Court decision on behalf of TELUS

30 May 2012

Teresa Tomchak and Peter Roth to Present at Farris’ Continuing Legal Education Series

On June 5th, Farris Partners’ Teresa Tomchak and Peter Roth will present on Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance.

23 May 2012

Trevor Scott Interviewed by BNN on Shareholder Activism

Farris partner Trevor Scott is featured in a live interview on the Business News Network on proxy battles and shareholder activism in Canada.

07 March 2012

Hector MacKay-Dunn presents Special Recognition Award to Daniel Nestor at Davis Cup Dinner

Vancouver – On February 8, Hector MacKay-Dunn Q.C., Chair of the Davis Cup Local Organizing Committee and Tennis Canada Director presented a special gift to Professional Tennis player Daniel Nestor, signifying his place in Canadian tennis history.

01 March 2012

Al Hudec Speaks at Annual Wine Law Seminar

Farris partner Al Hudec presented at the Third Annual Seminar on Wine Law in British Columbia on February 27th, 2012. The seminar was held in conjunction with the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival.

01 March 2012

Elizabeth Harrison featured in Business in Vancouver’s Influential Women in Business Section

Elizabeth Harrison, Q.C. is featured in the February 21st – 27th edition of Business in Vancouver. The article recognizes Mrs. Harrison’s most recent achievement as the recipient of the 2012 Influential Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award.

13 February 2012

Annual Public Company Filings and AGMs - New Developments for 2012

This Bulletin summarizes recent developments that public companies should be aware of as they prepare for their 2012 annual filings and annual general meetings including:

  • new executive compensation disclosure requirements
  • results of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ continuous disclosure review program
  • the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance’s best practices
  • changes to Institutional Shareholder Services’ proxy voting guidelines
  • status of majority voting, slate elections and say on pay
  • new 43 – 101 mining disclosure requirements
  • proposed notice and access


01 February 2012

Farris Welcomes Four New Partners

It is with great pleasure that the Partners of Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP announce that Peter Roth, Rebecca Morse, Mike Wagner, and Tim Dickson have been appointed to the Partnership effective February 1, 2012.

10 January 2012

Trevor Scott, Mike Korbin and Mark Chu Authors of Guide to Doing Business in BC

VANCOUVER - Farris Partners Trevor Scott, Michael Korbin, and Mark Chu have authored “Doing Business in British Columbia” which is featured in the 2012 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

10 August 2011

Alison Narod Appears in Business in Vancouver on Mandatory Retirement Case

Partner Alison Narod is interviewed in the August 2 - 8 issue of Business in Vancouver on a recent BC Supreme Court decision on mandatory retirement.

05 October 2010

Hector MacKay-Dunn, Q.C. Advocates Biotech Investor Tax Breaks in Business in Vancouver

Hector MacKay-Dunn, who has been actively advocating for the extension of the flow-through shares to the biotech industry for over a decade, commented on the industry’s recent government lobbying for the model in the September 28 – October 4 issue of Business in Vancouver.

07 September 2010

Nicholas T. Hooge Rejoins Farris’ Litigation Group

VANCOUVER - Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP is pleased to welcome Nicholas Hooge back to the firm as an Associate. Nicholas joins the firm’s Litigation practice group.

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