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Clark Wilson lawyers listed in Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

Clark Wilson would like to congratulate our lawyers peer-selected for the 10th edition of Best Lawyers in Canada 2016: Diane Bell, Darren Donnelly, Brock Johnston, Peter Kenward, Neil Melliship, Alex Petrenko, Bernard Pinsky, Chris Ramsay and Jeffrey Vicq. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Congratulations to all honourees.

Welcome Partner Jim Schmidt

Clark Wilson would like to warmly welcome Jim Schmidt as a Partner with our Business Litigation group. Jim brings a wealth of experience in commercial disputes and arbitrations. We are pleased to have him join our team.

David Austin in Business in Vancouver

David Austin was featured in a Business in Vancouver article about the new realities of environmental reviews in BC. "The bigger problem is that, over the years, some environmental consultants have become more like advocates for their clients and less like the independent scientists they are supposed to be," explains David.

Don Sihota hosts business succession seminar

On June 4, Don Sihota hosted a succession planning session for business owners. Register for the next seminar.

Marion Allan featured in the Verdict

“Mediation is both cheaper and faster than litigation; the parties—not some unknown judge—make the ultimate decision,” says the Hon. Marion Allan as featured in the Verdict, a publication from the Trial Lawyers Association of BC. Read the full article to learn more about mediation vs. litigation and what to consider in determining the best approach for your needs.

Larry Yen and Craig Rollins open the TSX

Larry Yen and Craig Rollins were in Toronto last Friday to open the market for the Toronto Stock Exchange with our client, Alpha Peak Leisure Inc. We had recently assisted Alpha Peak in closing their financing and Qualifying Transaction. You can also see the video here.

Veronica Franco talks AirBnB

Veronica Franco was featured on the front page of today’s Vancouver Sun talking about strata councils and their aim to deal with short-term rental services like AirBnB.

Welcome new counsel Geoff White

Clark Wilson would like to welcome Geoff White as counsel with our Wealth Preservation Group. Geoff is a senior estate, tax and charity lawyer. We are pleased to have him join our team.

Alpha Peak Leisure Inc. closes $15 million financing and Qualifying Transaction

Clark Wilson acted for Alpha Peak Leisure Inc. (TSXV: AAP) in completing its TSXV Qualifying Transaction, which involved major international investment banks such as Citigroup Global Markets Asia Ltd., UBS Securities Canada Inc., Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank. Immediately prior to closing the Qualifying Transaction, the Company closed a brokered subscription receipt private placement for gross proceeds of $15,039,601.20. The resulting issuer operates Swallows’ Gully Scenic Area, a national scenic tourism destination in Sichuan, China. Craig Rollins and Larry Yen led the Clark Wilson deal team. See Alpha Peak’s news release for more information.

Welcome new associate, Kwan T. Loh

Clark Wilson would like to warmly welcome the newest member of our Technology and Intellectual Property Groups, Kwan T. Loh, who is also a registered Trade-mark Agent. Kwan practices exclusively in intellectual property law, and regularly advises clients how to procure, protect, and enforce their intellectual property rights. He is also fluent in Mandarin and conversant in Cantonese.