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.
David Austin was featured on CKNW AM 980's Energy Show (see April 19th at 7pm), a program that explores today’s changing energy landscape. Along with the President of Highnet Energy Inc., David Clark-Wilson (not affiliated with Clark Wilson LLP) and the Co-Founder of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association, Alison Thompson, David discussed geothermal energy and energy performance improvement.
The first penalties have been issued under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation. To learn more about the decisions and how to avoid your own penalties, read Monica Sharma’s article published in the International Lawyer’s Network Insider blog.
Yesterday, David Austin was on Jill Krop’s Unfiltered regarding Shell buying British gas producer BG Group for over $69 billion. David was also interviewed for a Ted Chernecki story on Global News on a similar subject. David says “BG, in my mind, has always been a real estate play because BG doesn’t have natural gas reserves to back up the plan.”
Last Thursday, The Mike Eckford Show (CKNW) interviewed David Austin on the closing window of LNG opportunity in BC. David spoke about the shifting landscape, what’s going on with the rest of the world as it relates to LNG and how the supply and demand issues affect BC in the long run.
Raman Johal worked closely with the Leave a Legacy Vancouver program of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners to help build awareness for Make a Will Week (MAWW), a Ministry of Justice campaign that encourages people to create and maintain an up-to-date will. An up-to-date will ensures that the people, charities and organizations you care about most receive the benefit of your estate. Visit Your Estate Matters all week for key articles about MAWW and will preparation.
We'd like to warmly welcome the newest member of our Commercial Real Estate Group, Karen Ngan, who advises clients on commercial leases, purchase and sale contracts, loan agreements, property subdivisions, negotiations and corporate agreements. Additionally, Karen assists clients in corporate transactions.
Adam Dlin and Don Sihota are attending the Association for Corporate Growth 2015 Capital Connection today at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. The one-day event offers access to the latest in industry knowledge from national thought leaders, interaction with peers and networking. The 2015 theme is “Invest in British Columbia”.
On April 2, 2015, Larry Yen, along with TMX Equity Transfer Services and HQ Vancouver, is hosting Destination Canada at the Futian Shangri-La Hotel in Shenzhen, China. A representative from each company will speak on setting up regional headquarters in Vancouver, TMX markets and the legal and regulatory environment. Honourable Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade at the Government of BC, is keynoting the event.
Yesterday, David Austin was interviewed by The Vancouver Sun on the subject of the growing tech-sector demand for green power. In the article, David states that the congestion in the Northwest U.S. transmission system has been a long-standing barrier to B.C. signing long-term power contracts in big markets such as California.