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Fix your corporate year-end headaches with rectification orders

Corporate law practice presents many opportunities to commit minor slips and errors. Shareholders go missing. Paralegals forget to file annual reports. Resolutions transpose vertical amalgamation approvals for horizontal amalgamations.

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Fair is still fair: The use of fairness opinions in plans of arrangements

In 2014, corporate and securities lawyers across Canada united with grave concern over the Ontario Superior Court of Justice's decision in Champion Iron Mines, 2014 ONSC 1988. In Champion, the court considered an application to approve a plan of arrangement leading to an acquisition - a common use of this corporate procedure.

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Leading the industry in Innovation

The Canadian Bar Association - BC appointed Chilwin Cheng to its Innovation and Business Practice committee. The Committee identifies changes that impact lawyers' business and the practice of law.

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We welcome Cory and Katy to Ascendion Law!

Cory graduated from the UK with an LL.B. and completed the requirements to commence articles in Canada. Cory starts articling with a prominent local Vancouver law firm next September. Meanwhile, Cory will share her international experience and expertise with us for the next year as a paralegal.

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Appeal to Supreme Court of Canada

Ascendion Law represented eighteen protestors who engaged in the act of civil disobedience at the Burnaby Terminal of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Despite our efforts, the court convicted our clients. We appealed that conviction.

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Ascendion Law at CBA West 2019 Legal Conference

Chilwin Cheng will be presenting at this year's Canadian Bar Association's CBA West Legal Conference in Kelowna, B.C. on April 27.

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Announcing a historic win for Ascendion Law

Ascendion Law has successfully defended the CEO of the former Banks Island Gold Inc. in a second trial associated with the alleged tailings spill at the Banks Island Gold mine site near Prince Rupert, BC.

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Appeal in Trans Mountain Pipeline protest cases

Were Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi criminals? Should people involved in peaceful civil disobedience of court orders be labelled as criminals?

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Think twice about transferring your "experience rating."

Whether as part of a sale or reorganization, it is often necessary to incorporate a new company to carry on the work of a previous company. 

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Are you liable for your spouse’s fraud?

Ascendion Law’s Graeme Hooper recently won a victory in the Court of Appeal which clarifies the law on when you may be required to repay portions of your spouse's theft or fraud.

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