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.
Clark Wilson acted to successfully dismiss a claim against our client arising from a fire that occurred in a rental building. Jennifer Loeb led our legal team.
We'd like to welcome the newest member of our Insolvency & Restructuring, Strata and Business Litigation Groups, Alexandra Andrisoi, who originally joined Clark Wilson as a summer student. She will be providing advice to the firm’s clients on a broad range of civil and commercial litigation matters.
Don Sihota was featured in the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia’s Volunteer Spotlight for, among other things, his important work as editor of the CLEBC’s Due Diligence Deskbook.
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!
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 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 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.
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.
“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.