As a member of Farris' Kelowna office, Peter practises exclusively as a solicitor. He assists his clients in the areas of corporate and commercial law, secured lending, real estate development, intellectual property, and estate planning. He is a registered trade-mark agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Peter is an active member of the Kelowna community, currently serving as a director of the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation and Chair of its Planned Giving Committee. He is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the United Way of the Central & South Okanagan/Similkameen, and has served as President of the Kelowna Estate Planning Society, director of the Okanagan Science & Technology Council, director of Project Literacy Kelowna Society, and director of Kelowna Visual & Performing Arts Centre Society. He is a member of the Kelowna and Canadian Bar Associations. Peter complements his legal training with continuing legal education studies such as the Tax Practice Course from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and trade-mark law coursework offered by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. Peter is fluent in French.
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•Called to the British Columbia Bar (2002)
Yahoo! News interviews Farris Partner Mike Wagner
18 November 2014 Mike Wagner was interviewed for a recent Yahoo! Canada News article focusing on the modern phenomenon of cyberbullying, and on whether current laws governing publication of young victims' names are workable.
Farris Represents Underwriters in Province of BC's Chinese Renminbi Bond Offering
17 November 2014 On November 13, 2014, the Province of British Columbia completed a CNY3,000,000,000 (CDN$559 million) offering of 2.85% bonds, Series BCCNY-2, due November 13, 2016. The bonds are to be admitted to trading on the Euro MTF Market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Farris represented the syndicate of agents for the offering, comprised of the Bank of China, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), RBC Capital Markets and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC).
Five Farris Partners Recognized as Leading Energy Lawyers in Lexpert Report on Business
14 November 2014 Farris Partners Mitchell Gropper, Q.C., Elizabeth Harrison, Q.C., Al Hudec, Hector MacKay-Dunn, Q.C. and Trevor Scott are listed amongst Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers by Lexpert in it's November 2014 special edition on Energy in The Globe and Mail's Report on Business magazine.
Mike Wagner and Yun Li-Reilly publish on the Right to be Forgotten in The Advocate
12 November 2014 In their piece in The Advocate, a legal periodical published by the Vancouver Bar Association, Farris partner Mike Wagner and associate Yun Li-Reilly discuss the recent groundbreaking decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the right to be forgotten.
Yun Li-Reilly featured in Lawyers Weekly for work with Access Pro Bono's Mental Health Program
12 November 2014 Farris associate Yun Li-Reilly was recently featured an article entitled “B.C. pro bono society steps in to fill mental health gap” in the October 31, 2014 edition of The Lawyers Weekly.