Current News

New decision changes oppression proceedings

The recent decision from the BC Court of Appeal, Cepuran v. Carlton, 2022 BCCA 76, significantly changes how we devise litigation strategies to resolve a shareholder dispute. In Cepuran, the court decreased the likelihood that a respondent could engage in a tactic that could prolong an oppression proceeding. In most cases, this removes a tactic previously available to a dominant shareholder traditionally subject to an oppression proceeding.

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2022 Top 25 Influential Lawyers Nomination

We are proud to announce Chilwin Cheng has been nominated for the 2022 Canadian Lawyer Magazine Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers list.

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Defending executives in historic prosecution of mine spill in B.C.

The Ascendion team returns to Prince Rupert, British Columbia to defend two executives in the only trial associated with an alleged tailings pond spill.

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Welcome to Marc

Please join us in welcoming Marc McNiven to the Ascendion team!

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Court of Appeal Reverses Securities Commission Freeze Order

Ascendion Law successfully reversed the BC Securities Commission's order to freeze assets. The Commission froze our client’s bank accounts using new powers under the Securities Act.

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Debut at Court of Appeal

Presenting oneself before the court with your robes on is a major milestone in a lawyer's life in Canada, especially if you want to be a barrister.

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First-Ever Appeal for Freeze Order Powers

Ascendion Law argued the first-ever appeal involving the new freeze order powers of the British Columbia Securities Commission.

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Bringing Black Law Students Together

Mid-February, I attended the Black Law Students' Association of Canada Conference as a panellist. It was an excellent, well-attended conference - I am consistently blown away by what the students create in their spare time, no less!

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Janessa Mason at the BLSA National Conference

The Black Law Students' Association of Canada Conference is coming to Vancouver and our Associate Lawyer, Janessa Mason, will be part of the “Preparing for a practice in litigation” panel.

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Celebrating the Lunar New Year

On February 1, 2022, many in the Chinese community will celebrate the Lunar New Year.

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