In the September issue of Bottom Line, an online publication for Canada's accounting and financial professionals, Clark Wilson LLP Partner Bernard Pinsky speaks on the evolving role of audit committees in terms of risk and time commitment. In the face of increasing demands and a changing operational landscape, "The amount of time that an audit committee must invest to understand all aspects of the disclosure, and check that financial disclosure controls are in place, has dramatically increased," explains Pinsky. Read the full article, "Pressure builds on audit panels as threats and liabilities abound," to learn more.
On August 22, Bernard Pinsky was featured in "TSX makes majority voting mandatory," a Lawyers Weekly article about new rules against "zombie directors" of publicly traded companies. A zombie director is a person who does not have the confidence of a company’s investors, but remains on the board nonetheless. The new rules will "give more power to shareholders," explains Pinsky, "moving towards more accountability." On May 2, Bernard was also featured in another Lawyers Weekly article, "Traditional viewpoint appears to be in flux," and commented on how, when it comes to negotiating in good faith, Canadian courts may start moving towards the position taken by U.S. courts in cases that required good faith negotiations.
The Insurance Institute of BC has invited Clark Wilson's Insurance Group to discuss Property & Casualty Insurance: Top Cases & Industry Developments for 2013-2014. They will provide insights on topics such as legislative updates, arson and insurance and duty to defend. This event will take place on September 9, 2014 at UBC Robson Square.
The Honourable Marion J. Allan prepared course materials with Kimberly Santerre of Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP for The Continuing Legal Education of BC. The paper is entitled "BC Cases Interpreting the Property Division Provisions of the Family Law Act". These materials, originally published by CLE BC, review and comment on the few key cases where the Supreme Court has considered the provisions of the Family Law Act (FLA).
Clark Wilson’s team of Alex Petrenko, Roy Nieuwenburg, Shauna Towriss, Rachelle Mezzarobba, and Ravi Bindra helped Vancouver Airport Property Management LLP purchase key interests in Sea Island cargo facilities from Huntingdon Capital Corp. in a deal worth $39.5M. In an article in the Richmond Review, Tony Gugliotta, senior vice president of business development at the Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR) explained, "We want Vancouver to be a cargo gateway." Learn more.
Clark Wilson congratulates our lawyer Diane Bell who was named Vancouver's "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution by Best Lawyers in Canada 2015. Our strength is our people. Learn more.
Clark Wilson would like to congratulate our lawyers who were selected by their peers for the 9th edition of Best Lawyers in Canada in 2015: Diane Bell, Peter Kenward, Neil Melliship, Alex Petrenko, Bernard Pinsky, Christopher Ramsay, Brock Smith, and Jeffrey Vicq. Our strength is our people. Learn more.
Clark Wilson congratulates Andrew Dixon on being called to the bar. Andrew has worked with us as an articling student and will now join our litigation team. Our strength is our people.
Clark Wilson is pleased to announce the appointment of three new partners: Shauna Towriss, Anna Sekunova and Rosemary John. Their hard work and dedication have helped shape our firm and our future. Please join us in congratulating Shauna, Anna and Rosemary. We look forward to many years working together to serve our clients.
David Austin was interviewed by Jas Johal of Global News on the recent decision by Apache to exit an LNG project in Kitimat that it was jointly developing with Chevron. David said that it was a company specific decision that wasn't reflective of the global local interest in developing LNG facilities in BC as many Asian companies are still actively pursuing BC LNG projects. For more information, please see the video here.