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Congratulations to Pat Williams and BCICAC

Congratulations to Pat Williams and the rest of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC) team on being named in Canadian Lawyer’s Top 10 Arbitration Chambers. BCICAC is a non-profit organization committed to providing “competent, consistent and fiscally responsible alternative dispute resolution services,” explains Pat. Kudos to BCICAC!

Media interviews David Austin

Various media outlets interviewed David Austin on the Lax Kw'alaams rejection of a $1.1-billion cash and land offer to support Petronas' $11-billion LNG project in Prince Rupert. Should the project move forward against the First Nation's wishes, "it would be a very complex case. Would an LNG developer be patient while it was winding its way through the courts, or would it seek alternatives in another part of the world?" asks David. Learn more about this "$36-billion question." David also says "The devil is in the details, but risk is definitely being allocated to taxpayers," in an article by The Globe and Mail.

David Austin interviewed by The Canadian Press

David Austin was interviewed on the potential rejection by the Lax Kw’alaam First Nation on the $1.15-billion offer for the proposed LNG terminal on Lelu Island. The article, or David’s quotes from it, appeared on CBC News, Global News, The Province and other news outlets across the country. David was also interviewed on the same subject by Keith Baldrey on the Global News Hour (May 13, 12:11).

Clark Wilson acts for Pure Multi-Family REIT LP in closing US$35.2 million bought deal

Clark Wilson acted for Pure Multi-Family REIT LP (Pure) (TSXV: RUF.U, RUF.UN, RUF.DB.U; OTCQX: PMULF) in closing its public offering of 6,900,000 Class A units, inclusive of 900,000 Class A units issued pursuant to the exercise in full of the over-allotment option, on a bought deal basis, at a price of US$5.10 per Class A unit for total gross proceeds of US$35.2 million. James Speakman, Craig Rollins and Vikram Dhir led the Clark Wilson deal team. See Pure’s news release for more information.

Ministry of Justice appoints Pat Williams as a CRT inaugural member

Pat Williams was appointed as 1 of 18 inaugural members of the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT), Canada’s first online tribunal to resolve strata and small claims disputes in a more timely and affordable manner. When the CRT opens at the end of 2015, appointees will hear cases and reach binding, enforceable decisions. Congratulations to Pat on this significant and accomplished position.

Bernard Pinsky featured in Advisor article

“People tend to think stock options can make them rich. But not all plans are created equal, and some aren’t even that attractive,” says Bernard Pinsky, Q.C., who was featured in a recent Advisor article on employer/employee stock option plans. Check out the full article to learn more about vesting, taxation and other important factors.

David Austin on Global BC1

Leigh Kjekstad interviewed David Austin on BC1's Unfiltered about the Lax Kw'alaam's $1B 40-year deal with Petronas and its proposed LNG facility in Prince Rupert. "There is no guarantee this facility will still be operating for 40 years, because of global warming and depletion of BC’s natural gas reserves. The deal is comparable to other agreements that the private sector has entered into for other types of natural resource development," explains David.

Bernard Pinsky featured in the Advisor

Bernard Pinsky, Q.C., was featured in a recent Advisor article about accredited investor rule amendments to purchasing exempt market securities. He was also featured in another Advisor article about the OSC proposing a new whistleblower program.

Lauren Liang presents to CHOA for Spring 2015 seminars

On Saturday in Coquitlam, Lauren Liang presented to the Condominium Home Owners Association of BC (CHOA) for their Spring 2015 strata education program. Lauren spoke on the fees and costs that strata corporations may collect and the collection tools available.

Clark Wilson wins appeal for Brenhill Developments

We acted for Brenhill Developments in today’s successful appeal of a January 27, 2015 BC Supreme Court decision that quashed a rezoning for a 36 storey mixed use tower and development permit issuance for a 13 storey social housing building in downtown Vancouver.

Construction of the social housing building was well under way at the time of the lower court decision. Brenhill obtained an order in February 2015 for the expediting of the appeal, which dealt with such issues as public hearing disclosure, and how the Court should respond to challenges commenced long after Approval in Principle is granted for the rezoning Development Permit Board approval for the permit.

Peter Kenward and Andrew Dixon worked to bring the appeal to a successful and speedy conclusion. Read a recent news article on the decision.