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  • BiV commentary: How to Avoid Investor Fraud
    June 6, 2017
    Posted in  Featured, Publications
    Associate Leah Sheperd writes for Business in Vancouver about how to avoid becoming a victim of investor fraud in B.C. The article examines recent cases and how victims were ensnared by frausdsters, along with key...
  • Globe and Mail commentary: Whistle-blower programs
    May 28, 2017
    Posted in  Featured, Publications
    Tom Hakemi and Kaitlyn Meyer wrote for the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business about whistle-blower programs targeting price-fixing cartels, securities fraud, and bribery of foreign officials. The success of government whistle-blower programs – where some...
  • New British Columbia Franchise Act in force
    May 17, 2017
    Posted in  Featured, Litigation Brief
    Blog: British Columbia Franchise Act in force February 1, 2017. All franchise agreements and renewals or extensions in British Columbia, entered into on or after February 1, 2017, are subject to a new law, the...
  • Lisa Ridgedale moderated panel during Excelerate Conference
    May 5, 2017
    Posted in  Speaking Engagements
    Lisa Ridgedale moderated a diverse and inspiring panel during the Excelerate Conference May 5, 2017, of CEOs whose innovative and game-disrupting ventures are changing the tech world.      ...
  • BC Business: Initiating claims and the limitation period
    March 9, 2017
    Posted in  Featured, Publications
    How much time after a legal claim arises do you have to initiate proceedings in court? The answer might be of some surprise. It’s dictated by the B.C. Limitation Act, which contains many special rules...
  • New rules for takeover bids explained
    December 12, 2016
    Posted in  Featured, Publications
    Scott Marescaux explains to the readers of BC Business the meaning of a ‘poison pill’. His analysis sets out how new rules for takeover bids are affecting BC companies and delves into the real-world examples...
  • Lisa Ridgedale to speak on BMO panel
    December 6, 2016
    Posted in  Speaking Engagements
    Lisa Ridgedale to speak at a BMO financial workshop session on December 6th called ‘From Surviving to Thriving’ to discuss the key ingredients of entrepreneurial success....
  • Lisa Ridgedale to co-chair conference
    November 18, 2016
    Posted in  Speaking Engagements
    Lisa Ridgedale to co-chair the Trial Lawyers Association of BC conference – Under Pressure: Interim Tactics That Apply Pressure in Commercial Litigation on November 18, 2016....
  • Defamation in the era of social media
    October 4, 2016
    Posted in  Featured, Publications
    In this piece for BC Business, Scott Marescaux of Hakemi & Ridgedale analyzes a recent case of defamation – in this instance on social media ......
  • Article mentioning Wes Mc Millan from Hakemi & Ridgedale regarding a litigation with BC Hydro involving a major power outage
    September 29, 2016
    Posted in  News
    The article of The Province entitled Planned power outage sparks ire of Commercial Drive businesses mentions Wes McMillan from Hakemi & Ridgedale and the steps his clients had to take while facing perturbation of their businesses caused...