Annual Report 2020/2021

  • August 17, 2021

Summary of Meetings: Business Law

Number of Meetings Held:4

January 28, 2021
Registration Count: 228
Guest Speaker: Eric Lung, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP Dierk Ullrich, Partner, Fasken
Meeting Title/Topic: BCBCA Transparency Register Requirements - Practice Points for Solicitors
Synopsis: Effective as of October 1, 2020, all private companies existing under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) (the “BCBCA”) are required to establish and maintain a transparency register of “significant individuals.” Lawyers acting for BC companies should be informed and prepared to advise their clients in complying with the new BCBCA transparency register requirements.
In this section meeting, Eric Lung and Dierk Ullrich provided practical advice and guidance regarding navigating the new transparency register requirements, including the implementation of questionnaires, checklists and other systems. They also demonstrated the application of the new BCBCA requirements to common corporate ownership structures.

March 31, 2021
Registration Count: 207
Guest Speaker: Barbara Buchanan, QC
Meeting Title/Topic: Law Society's Anti-Money Laundering Rules - Client Identification and Verification
Synopsis: Barbara Buchanan QC presented on aspects of the Law Society’s anti-money laundering rules, including Part 3 – Division 11 – Client Identification and Verification (“CIV”).

May 12, 2021
Registration Count: 156
Guest Speaker: Jennifer MacGregor-Greer, MEP Business Counsel Kimberly Burns, Dentons
Meeting Title/Topic: M&A Tips, Tricks and Trends for 2021
Synopsis: Jennifer MacGregor-Greer, MEP Business Counsel and Kimberly Burns, Dentons, presented on M&A tips, tricks and trends for 2021.

May 20, 2021
Registration Count: 137
Guest Speaker: David Christian, Thorsteinssons LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Tax Topics with David Christian
Synopsis: David Christian, partner at Thorsteinssons LLP, lead a discussion of timely tax topics for business lawyers, including the 2021 federal budget.