Professional Experience

Arbitrator

  • Fellow, CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)

  • Qualified Arbitrator, ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC)

  • Numerous domestic and international arbitrations as sole arbitrator and as member of three-person panels under ICDR (International Centre for Dispute Resolution) and FINRA (U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and ad hoc rules

  • Immediate Past Governing Director and Chair, Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC)

  • Roster member, VanIAC (Vancouver International Arbitration Centre)

 

  • Panellist, ADRIC and ADRBC (Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of British Columbia)

  • Panellist, FINRA (U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)

  • Roster Member, ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Canada Arbitration Committee​

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  • Roster Member, Pipeline Arbitration Committee, BC/Western Canada

Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel, public listed telecommunications company

Company is a full-service telecom service provider to commercial, residential and public sector customers using its own independent metro area fibre-optic network in Vancouver and Victoria.

Co-founded Company and was Chief Executive Officer and President between 2001-2014, with aim of extending business plan of national telecom contractor to become a full-facilities-based, vertically-integrated telecom service provider.

  • Responsible for all corporate and regulatory filings relating to financings, quarterly and annual financial reporting, other reportable events, news releases, and engaging regulatory authorities on transactional and corporate structure matters

 

  • Engaged investors, made investor presentations and prepared and completed all necessary corporate and regulatory documentation to conclude multiple financings

  • Prepared all other statutory regulatory filings for TSX Venture Exchange, B.C. Securities Commission and CRTC​

Solicitor

Co-managing partner in 10-lawyer Vancouver city-centre firm, responsible for all daily managerial decisions, preparation of budget, long-term planning, firm financing and for formulating and implementing office policy.

 

  • Specialized practice in international trade transactions, and general corporate and commercial transactions, particularly focused on negotiating and documenting business contracts, business acquisitions and divestitures, strategic business advising, corporate organization and structure, shareholder relationships and disputes, franchising and licensing, and commercial real estate financing, development and leasing

 

  • Clientele ranged from entrepreneurial individuals to substantial corporations with business interests worldwide

  

Principal, Regulatory Compliance consultancy

 

Principal of independent securities compliance and regulatory consulting firm that helps listed companies establish and maintain compliance with Securities Commission continuous disclosure requirements and Exchange Corporate Finance requirements.