On Wednesday, April 16, David Austin was interviewed on CKNW regarding the global demand for LNG and the prospects for supplying some of this demand from LNG plants in BC.
Clark Wilson is pleased to welcome Andrea Raso to Chair the firm's Labour & Employment Group. Andrea's practice includes acting for private and public sector employers in defence of wrongful dismissal and related tort claims; disability benefits litigation; human rights complaints; privacy complaints; injunctions; class actions; employment standards complaints; labour board hearings; rights arbitration and workers compensation; and health and safety matters. Andrea is called to the Bars of Ontario (1994), British Columbia (2008) and Northwest Territories (2011) and has a Mediation Certificate from the University of California (2002).
During the recent Annual Canadian Association of Gift Planners National Conference, Amy Mortimore, who was also on the Host Committee responsible for organizing the conference, presented on the subject of "Changes for Charities and Gift Planning under BC Estate Law: What charities need to know about the Wills, Estates and Succession Act". The Wealth Preservation Group also recently prepared a summary of key changes under WESA. For future updates, subscribe to the Your Estate Matters bulletin.
In April 2014, Lyall D. Knott, Q.C. was appointed as a Member of the Advisory Board to the Canada Institute of The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Institute was founded in 2001 to increase awareness and knowledge about Canada and Canada-U.S. relations among U.S. policy makers and opinion leaders. The Institute is dedicated exclusively to exploring emerging policy issues between Canada and the U.S. The Wilson Center was chartered by Congress as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson.
An article by Aaron Singer and Ravinder Bindra entitled "Going North: Foreign Investment in Canada" was published in the Spring/Summer issue of USLAW Magazine. In it, they discuss the legal regimes governing foreign investment in Canada.
Clark Wilson LLP is pleased to announce that James Speakman has been appointed Managing Partner of the firm, effective April 1, 2014. James' career of over 25 years effectively combines legal practice with the business experience earned through 11 years in executive-level leadership positions in BC's private sector real estate industry.
As Managing Partner, James will focus on Clark Wilson's strategic priorities: pursuing innovative solutions to clients' legal and business challenges and developing our team around a shared vision of excellence. He will continue to conduct his practice during his term as Managing Partner.
According to Business in Vancouver's list of the "Biggest real estate deals of 2013", Clark Wilson's Commercial Real Estate Group once again acted on more big deals than any other law firm, including 4 out of the top 10 deals.
Sarah Jones has been appointed as Chair of the Urban Development Institute Pacific Region's (UDI) Women of UDI Committee. The UDI is a non-profit real estate association that promotes sustainable urban growth, and high quality residential, commercial and industrial developments. Sarah has been involved with UDI since 2006.
The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia has just released its new Annual Review of Law & Practice. Now in its 23rd edition, the book compiles and analyzes the key developments from 2013 in more than 35 legal areas. Jeffrey Vicq, a partner in Clark Wilson's Technology and Intellectual Property Groups, authored the chapter on Copyright Law.