R. Hector MacKay-Dunn, Q.C.: Lawyer with Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

R. Hector MacKay-Dunn, Q.C.

Phone604 661 9307

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities and Corporate Finance
  • Mining
  • Life Sciences
  • Technology
University University of British Columbia, B.A., 1973
Law SchoolUniversity of British Columbia, J.D., 1977
Admitted1978, British Columbia

Hector has over 25 years of practice experience in a broad range of industry sectors, advising on corporate and general matters, complex domestic and cross-border public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers and international partnering and licensing transactions. Hector provides general and strategic advice to both senior and emerging public companies as well as early to later stage private companies, investment banks, and investors in public and private domestic and cross border equity and debt financings, mergers, tender offers, corporate reorganizations, and advises boards of directors and independent board committees on corporate governance.

Hector is recognized by Lexpert, the most respected legal publication in Canada, as being among the Top 100 Canada/US Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. He has consistently been named among The Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and is recognized among Canada’s leading lawyers in mergers & acquisitions, technology and biotechnology.

Hector has received the “AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5” legal ability rating from Martindale-Hubbell, an authoritative and global source for identifying leading lawyers and law firms.

Hector has advised clients in a variety of commercial industries, including semi-conductor, software, web-based and e-businesses, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, independent power production, medical equipment and devices, mining, manufacturing, transportation, and fitness services.


•Lexpert Leading Cross-Border Lawyers (2014)
•Lexpert Leading Lawyers in Canada (2014)
•Lexpert Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (2013)
•Lexpert Special Edition on Infrastructure (2013)
•Martindale-Hubbell (AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5)
•The Best Lawyers in Canada (2015)
•Best Lawyers - Vancouver’s 2014 Biotechnology Lawyer of the Year
•Queen's Counsel (2003)
•Called to the Alberta Bar (2014)
•Called to the British Columbia Bar (1978)



03 March 2015

Partner Hector MacKay-Dunn leads Farris Advisory Team in Tekmira-OnCore Merger

12 January 2015

Five Farris Partners Recognized as Leading Energy Lawyers in Lexpert Report on Business

14 November 2014


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R. Hector MacKay-Dunn, Q.C.

25th Floor, 700 West Georgia Street
VancouverBC V7Y 1B3

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