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VOL. 78 PART 1 JANUARY 2020
The approaching Chinese New Year will be the year of the rat—
and, specifically, the metal rat although this is probably not a
reference to the U.S. heavy metal band, Ratt – Ed.. The rat is the
first animal in the Chinese zodiac. Legend has it that the Jade
Emperor proclaimed the order would be determined by the order of those
arriving at his party. The rat persuaded the ox to give him a ride, then
jumped off at the finish line to arrive first. If you are planning to celebrate
the rat’s victory with a new round of festivities, the website <thechinese
zodiac.org> recommends a New Year’s menu of “what the Rat likes to eat,
which means nuts and all kinds of cheese” and that you “wear during the
party the most precious clothes and jewellry, because the rat loves opulence”.
No matter how you choose to mark the new year’s arrival, gung hay
fat choy or gong xi fa cai for that matter!
Mark Meredith moves from KPMG Law LLP to join Clark Wilson as a partner.
Denny Chung also joins Clark Wilson, having been with Dolden Wallace
Folick. Matthew Singerman and Dani Marshall both join Clark Wilson
as well. Mr. Singerman came from the Aquilini Group and Ms. Marshall
came from Doak Shirreff Lawyers. Adrian Dirassar leaves his in-house role
at Teekay Corporation to take up general counsel duties at SSR Mining Inc.
Morgan L. Camley, Sarah J. Nelligan and Roark Lewis jump from Miller
Thomson to Dentons’ Vancouver office. Teio Senda leaves the sunny climate
of Farris’s Kelowna office to join Clark Wilson in Vancouver. Over the
past summer, Filza Tariq joined Gowlings’ Vancouver office, having come
all the way from Auckland, New Zealand where she had been with the firm
Lawyers who have moved their practices should email details of their past and present circumstances to Peter Roberts, Q.C.,
at <email@example.com> to ensure an appearance in “Bench & Bar”. Note that we do not report changes in
lawyers’ status within their firms (from associate to partner, for example) other than in cases where persons formerly articled
have been hired as associates.