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Leading digital media company sells major business division with Clark Wilson's help

Clark Wilson LLP was Canadian counsel behind the sale of Demand Media's CoveritLive to Scribble Technologies. Adam Dlin led Clark Wilson's team, which included Andrea Raso and Richard Weiland. Demand Media is a leading digital media and domain name services company that helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage users. Demand Media's brands include eHow, Cracked, LIVESTRONG.com and Society6. The Globe and Mail recently reported on this transaction.

Areet Kaila article republished in The Legal Edge

If you are negotiating a contract, you should read Areet Kaila's article entitled, "The Accidental Contract?". This article has recently been republished by The Legal Edge, in their July-September 2014 edition, whose audience is procurement professionals and purchasing decision-makers in the public and private sectors, administrators, lawyers and legislators. In the article, from our February 2014 edition of Business Matters, Areet discusses how clear communication during negotiations can help avoid an accidental contract.

Bernard Pinsky quoted in article that's getting attention from more media outlets

The article entitled "TSX makes majority voting mandatory", originally published in The Bottom Line, was so informative that it has been picked up by The Lawyers Weekly in their June 4, 2014 edition. In the article, Bernard comments on the new voting rules being put in place by the Toronto Stock Exchange and suggests that it gives more power to the shareholders.

Three new associates join Clark Wilson

Clark Wilson LLP is pleased to appoint Robby Goodrich, Ravinder (Ravi) Bindra and Andrew Charters as associates in the firm to meet increased client demand. Robby and Ravi will both join the firm's Commercial Real Estate and Corporate & Commercial Groups, and Andrew will join the firm’s Corporate Finance & Securities Group.

Business in Vancouver interviews David Austin on the Tsilhqot'in case

In the July 8-14, 2014 issue of Business in Vancouver, David Austin has been asked to quote on the Tsilhqot'in case in the article, "Tsilhqot'in case is not a template for resolving all First Nations land disputes". David once again uses his experience in this area to comment on the fact that ownership is not fee simple but collective and comes encumbered by the need to take future generations into account, which could create problems for financing independent power and other resource projects such as mines and pipelines on land that is subject to Aboriginal title. David is optimistic the problems can be worked out.

Pat Williams to air on AM 650

Pat Williams will be on the air this Wednesday, July 9th at 6 pm on AM 650. He will discuss why owners would want to terminate a strata corporation, how difficult it is to terminate a strata and its ramifications. Pat will also discuss a Consultation Paper published by the BC Law Institute for the strata property industry.

David Austin comments in the Globe and Mail on the Tsilhqot'in case

On Wednesday, July 2, David Austin was quoted in The Globe and Mail in an article entitled "Supreme Court land title ruling may affect First Nations financing". In the article, David comments on the impact that the establishment of Aboriginal title in the Tsilhqot'in Nation case will have on financing economic development on land that is subject to this title. David identified some issues stemming from the decision, but based on his experience in the area, is confident they will be worked out.

Clark Wilson acts on DDS Wireless going private transaction

DDS Wireless International Inc., a world leader in providing wireless data solutions for fleet management, which it has been providing for more than 26 years, today announced the successful completion of its going private transaction, pursuant to which a company owned by Vari Ghai, the Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company, acquired all of the outstanding securities of the Company that the Purchaser and its affiliates did not previously own by way of a plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement"). The Arrangement was completed following the approval of the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the satisfaction of various conditions precedent to the Arrangement. Total value of the transaction exceeded $30,000,000. Bernard Pinsky and Stewart Muglich acted for Vari Ghai and his company to complete the transaction. For more information, see the DDS Wireless press release.

Sarah Jones and Robby Goodrich republished in Quickscribe Reporter

Sarah Jones and Robby Goodrich's recent BCRELinks.com article was republished by the Quickscribe Reporter. In the article, "Bill 17: New Amendments to REDMA", Sarah and Robby discuss Bill 17, the new amendments to the Real Estate Development Marketing Act (REDMA). Quickscribe serves a broad spectrum of professionals who demand an easy and effective way to navigate through the ever-changing legislation governing their respective industries.

Case Analysis - Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) by unanimous decision on June 26, 2014 in the case of Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia declared for the first time "Aboriginal title" in Canada for the Tsilhqot'in Nation over tract of land in the interior of British Columbia. This case furthers a long line of decisions on Aboriginal rights and title.