Our energy lawyer David Austin was quoted in Energetic City and Business in Vancouver regarding the cost of building the Site C dam mega project. Mr. Austin explains that the government is dramatically underestimating the cost of the dam by not taking into account a rising inflation rate.
Warren Brazier’s Megawatt blog post from yesterday, Comply, Offset or Pay: BC To Regulate LNG Export Facilities on CO2 Emissions, has been republished by BC Business. In the article, Warren discusses how the BC Government introduced new legislation aimed to help BC meet its greenhouse gas emission targets by imposing environmental standards on liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities operating within the province.
Clark Wilson acted for renowned Canadian geologist Charles Fipke and C. Fipke Holdings Ltd. in connection with the sale of Fipke’s 10% stake in the Ekati diamond mine. Fipke’s interest was sold to existing joint venture partners Dominion Diamond Corporation and Dr. Stewart Blusson. Adam Dlin led Clark Wilson’s legal team comprised of Virgil Hlus, Aaron Singer and Areet Kaila. Learn more.
Today our Warren Brazier is at Generate 2014, Clean Energy BC’s annual fall conference that brings together key industry stakeholders from across British Columbia. Warren is part of an important discussion panel, called “More than a Market”, which examines whether the development of clean energy is aligned with BC's global brand, or if it is in conflict with other forms of economic development.
Brock Smith was quoted in a Hi-Tech article by Luigi Benetton in the September 19, 2014 edition of The Lawyers Weekly. In the article, which covers how the virtual deal room is now more advanced, Brock discusses the use of digital data rooms in commercial transactions.
Lauren Liang presents to the Condominium Home Owners Association of BC (CHOA) for their Fall 2014 Seminar
On Saturday in Richmond, Lauren Liang presented to the Condominium Home Owners Association of BC (CHOA) for their Fall 2014 Seminar. Lauren spoke on insurance, and discussed all aspects of insurance relevant to the operation of a strata corporation or being a condominium owner. The seminar was well attended by council members and property managers.
At the 2014 Vancouver Board of Trade Energy Forum, our own Warren Brazier will speak on a panel about the impacts of BC’s energy and resource industry on our economy. This all-day event will also include keynote speakers: the Honourable Greg Rickford, the Minister of Natural Resources and the Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, and David Keane, the President of the BC LNG Developers Alliance.
Veronica Franco presented this morning to the Professional Association of Managing Agents (PAMA) on the Strata Day for their Fall Education Seminar. Veronica spoke on "Enforcing the nuisance and noise bylaws: What are the property manager's and strata council's respective duties and roles?" One of the most difficult issues for strata councils and property managers is to deal with complaints about a resident's behavior. In this seminar, Veronica addressed how to deal with these types of bylaw contraventions, the strata manager's job, the role of council and the enforcement tools available.
"We are at a hard bargaining stage for LNG developments and provincial and federal governments," explains our energy lawyer David Austin, who was recently interviewed on CKNW Radio and CBC News regarding Petronas, a Malaysian state-owned oil and gas company, threatening to pull out of LNG developments in BC. David characterized Petronas' requests as the type of negotiating that one would expect from someone who is considering a potential investment of over $10 billion. Listen here and read here to learn more about Petronas and the state of LNG in BC.
Clark Wilson is recognized in the latest issue of USLAW Magazine. Our lawyer Victor Dudas writes a compelling article on how new legislation (CASL) affects the way businesses communicate with Canadians (page 35). Our employment lawyer Andrea Raso co-writes an engaging piece on what key assets to be aware of in terms of employment when purchasing a business in Canada (page 36). Several of our successful transactions are also highlighted along with our accreditation as the first DAD/PAL appointed law firm in Canada (page 46).