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22 March 2022

Celso Boscariol, K.C. Co-hosted a Webinar on Doing Business in Canada under CETA

By Celso Boscariol, K.C. and Watson Goepel LLP

Celso Boscariol, K.C., President of the EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada, and Partner at Watson Goepel LLP, delivered a webinar presentation on Thursday, March 17, 2022. The webinar was a joint effort between the EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada West, INOVA, Watson Goepel LLP and the Portuguese Steelwork and Construction Association. Celso discussed…

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4 November 2021

Land Owner Transparency Registry filing deadline extended

By Arthur Cullinan

The B.C. government has announced a one-year extension to the deadline for pre-existing owners to file with the Land Owner Transparency Registry (“LOTR”).  Reporting bodies with an interest in land will now have until November 30, 2022 to file a transparency report without incurring penalties.  The government has explained that the rationale behind this extension is…

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7 October 2021

Video: Legal tips for tech entrepreneurs at Vancouver Startup Week 2021

By Anand Athiviraham and Robert Galletti

Business and Securities lawyers, Anand Athiviraham and Robert Galletti presented at Vancouver Startup Week 2021 earlier this year. In their one-hour presentation, Anand and Rob discuss their top legal tips for entrepreneurs and explain the importance of setting the right tone from the ground up. Click to view the presentation and see further presentation details…

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16 August 2021

Landowners take note: 3 month deadline to file landowner transparency report (LOTR) and avoid penalty

By Arthur Cullinan

Relevant corporations, trustees of relevant trusts, and partners of relevant partnerships which have an interest in land are required to file a transparency report under the Land Owner Transparency Act (“LOTA”) by November 30, 2021. Failure to do so could result in significant fines being levied against the corporation or other entity.  The following summarizes…

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10 May 2021

New $500M investment fund targeting BC businesses launched by Province

By Arthur Cullinan

The government of BC has released further details regarding InBC, a $500M strategic investment fund for BC businesses, that was first announced last year.  The fund is a major initiative under StrongerBC: BC’s Economic Recovery Plan and Budget 2021 to position the province as a front-runner in the post-pandemic economy. The purpose of InBC is…

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11 January 2021

Video: Top Legal Tips for Tech Entrepreneurs: A VSW 2020 Presentation

By Anand Athiviraham and Cameron Funnell

What types of agreements does my new business really need, and why are they so important? How can I best protect my business’ intellectual property? These questions and more were answered when business/technology lawyer Anand Athiviraham, and business/IP lawyer Cameron Funnell,  presented at Vancouver Startup Week 2020. Their presentation, Top Legal Tips for Tech Entrepreneurs,…

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16 November 2020

Incorporating your business: Record books and why using a lawyer makes sense

By Anand Athiviraham

This is the first post of a new 4-part business startup series created by Watson Goepel LLP corporate lawyer, Anand Athiviraham. When incorporating a new business, budget-conscious entrepreneurs typically, and understandably, focus on minimizing costs. While many free or low-cost online legal resources promise bargain prices, bypassing qualified and tailored legal guidance to help with…

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