Today, Veronica Franco spoke at the Buildex Vancouver PAMA Sessions. BUILDEX Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest tradeshow and conference for the Construction, Renovation, Architecture, Interior Design and Property Management industries.
This morning, Carmen Tham presented at a Canadian Bar Association Law Series on insurance developments. The webinar included other key speakers and offered attendees great value through perspectives from all over Canada.
We co-hosted Charities Forum 2015 today with Vancouver Foundation. It was a great success with over 150 attendees. Industry experts discussed key issues facing charities and gift planning.
As reported in the Vancouver Sun, Clark Wilson client Vancouver Coastal Health has agreed to sell the Dogwood Lodge, George Pearson Centre and surrounding lands to Vancouver-based developer, Onni. Darren Donnelly worked with VCH’s negotiating team to settle the agreement terms. Our Commercial Real Estate Group continues legal work to faciltate VCH and Onni’s collaboration to rezone and develop the lands for over 3 million square feet of new construction, including residential buildings, 20% social housing, a new park, a contribution to the construction of the 57th Avenue Canada Line station, other amenities and replacement facilities to ultimately be returned to VCH.
In the latest edition of The Trademark Lawyer magazine, Neil Melliship and Jeffrey Vicq discuss how recent changes to Canada’s Trade-marks Act may affect the management of trademark applications. “The recent amendments…present many interesting opportunities and challenges to brand owners and their counsel,” reads the article, co-authored by Mr. Vicq and Mr. Melliship. Learn more about how these changes may affect you (page 30).
Yesterday, Mike Eckford of CKNW interviewed David Austin on the state of LNG in BC relative to the low price of oil. David explains that the price of LNG is calculated based on the price of oil at roughly 90%, plus or minus some adjustments. So as the price of oil goes down, so too does the price of LNG. However, says David, LNG is not a short-term investment for the big companies that produce it: Chevron, Shell, Petronas. As the world burns about 93 million barrels of oil every day, no one is giving up on LNG in BC. Listen to Mike and David discuss the hot topic (27:50-35:38).
Pat Williams has contributed an article to the Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association (VISOA) Bulletin for February 2015. In the article (page 14), Pat discusses Phase 2 of the Strata Property Law Project created by the BC Law Institute.
Clark Wilson congratulates Jennifer Lowson on being called to the bar. Jennifer has worked with us as an articling student and will now join our business law team. Our strength is our people.
Pat Williams is in the volunteer spotlight of the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC's March/April issue (pg. 11) where he discusses his long-time involvement with this important and effectual organization.