Clark Wilson welcomes Stephanie Mui as an associate with our Technology, Intellectual Property, Franchising and Private Company Transactions Groups. Stephanie has experience in technology licensing, franchising, trade-mark prosecution and general corporate commercial work. We are pleased to have her join our team.
April 10-16, 2016 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. Clark Wilson and Leave Legacy™ are partnering to share daily articles on the importance of making your will. For more information, read here.
Clark Wilson represented Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation (together, MST) in their successful negotiations to acquire the 38.8 acre parcel in West Point Grey known as the Province Jericho Lands. These lands are adjacent to the 55 acre parcel that MST co-owns with Canada Lands Company. Closings of the two parcels that comprise the Province Jericho Lands will occur in November of this year and November of 2017. The Clark Wilson team serving MST Partnership is led by Brock Johnston. Read the article to learn more.
Bernard Pinsky, Q.C. was quoted in the March Advisor’s Edge Report (Advisor.ca) compliance roundup, Five Provincial Regulators Adopt New Prospectus Exemption. The article discusses a new prospectus exemption for capital raising now available without an offering document in five provinces for issuers listed on a Canadian exchange. The key condition is that an investor must obtain advice from an investment dealer on the investment’s suitability.
The 25th edition of the CLE BC Annual Review of Law & Practice has just been released. The book highlights key developments of the past year in over 34 different areas of the law. Longtime contributors Jeffrey Vicq and Scott Lamb authored the chapters on Copyright Law and Trademarks respectively, while Cheryl Kornder provided great assistance to them both. Congratulations to Jeffrey and Scott for their important contributions to IP scholarship.
On March 15, 2016, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH) completed Phase II of its $302 million land sale to the Onni Group of the Pearson-Dogwood site on the Cambie Corridor in Vancouver.
Clark Wilson, with a team led by Darren Donnelly, is honoured to have represented VCH in both phases of this transaction (Phase I completed in 2015). The Pearson-Dogwood site is 24.5 acres and will be developed by Onni into approximately 2.3 million square feet of residential space. VCH remains actively engaged.
When the site is subdivided, VCH will reacquire a portion of it for development into a healthcare facility. As well, Onni, YMCA and VCH will be the owners of air spaces in an integrated building comprised of a YMCA pool and health facility, a VCH community health facility and an 11-storey residential tower. Clark Wilson will continue to work with VCH on these developments.
Read Business in Vancouver’s recent article to learn more about the project and its benefits for the Cambie Corridor.
We are proud to again be the most-named law firm in Business in Vancouver’s list of biggest real estate deals in 2015. Check out the full list.
Pat Williams was successful at the BC Court of Appeal in the first bench interpretation of a Strata Property Act section that relates to owner democratic rights. The BCCA found in our favour that a strata administrator may not circumvent, via a court application, an individual owner’s voting rights. Owner consensus must be obtained before passing a bylaw or unanimous resolution.View the court summary.
Our client, Steven Tam of Vancouver Coastal Health, was featured in Modern Counsel talking about the privacy of data collection: "Data can help us maintain quality standards in the face of limited resources. We might root out where resources are used inefficiently and find better data to support research."
A new report suggests that increased investment in Asia and Europe’s renewable energy markets could reduce investments in LNG projects. While it is inevitable that renewable energy will eventually replace fossil fuels, we’re not there yet, explains David Austin in Business in Vancouver. Read the full article to learn more.