Firm News

Bernard LLP is Recognized as a Band 1 Firm in Chambers & Partner’s Canada Legal Guide

October 27th, 2016

Bernard LLP is delighted to again be recognized by Chambers & Partners as a leading Canadian maritime law firm.   The guide notes Bernard LLP is a “… [d]istinguished Vancouver firm widely recognised for the breadth and depth of its experience of commercial marine transactions and litigation … and that it “….[a]cts for a number of the International Group of P&I… more »

Peter Swanson speaks at the recent Shanghai and Beijing Maritime Arbitration Seminars

October 27th, 2016

Bernard LLP’s Peter Swanson gave presentations at the recent Maritime Arbitration Seminars held in Shanghai and Beijing, China on September 23 and 27 respectively.   The seminars were co-hosted by the China Maritime Arbitration Commission and the Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Association (VMAA).   Peter was one of four speakers from the VMAA involved in the seminars, the others being Mr. Dennis… more »

Mark Gill joins Bernard LLP as our Newest Associate

August 9th, 2016

The partners are pleased to welcome Mark Gill to the firm as our newest associate. Mark was called to the Bar of British Columbia in May 2016, after completing his articles at a regional firm in downtown Vancouver. Mark will practice with our Business Law Group will advise companies on general corporate matters including incorporation, reorganization, corporate governance and major… more »

Bernard LLP Welcomes Articling Student Karissa Kelln

August 8th, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Karissa Kelln joined the firm effective August 8, 2016 as an articling student. Karissa obtained her law degree from the University of Saskatchewan and has a business background. Karissa summered with a large regional law firm after her first year of law school and worked as a legal summer student at the world’s premium… more »

Bernard LLP lawyers dominate at the Mel Patterson-Delich-Emard Memorial Pool Tournament

March 7th, 2016

Bernard LLP lawyers, Peter Swanson and Michael Soltynski, won gold and silver team trophies, respectively, at the recent Mel Patterson-Delich-Emard Memorial Pool Tournament held in San Francisco on March 4 following the traditional Phil Berns Memorial West Coast Pacific Admiralty Bar Post-Holiday event. Peter Swanson and his team mate, Dino Rosso, won the tournament, defeating Michael Soltynski and Tim… more »

Roger Tangry joins Bernard LLP as our newest Associate

February 15th, 2016

The partners are pleased to welcome Roger Tangry to the firm as our newest associate.   Roger, who was called to the Bar of British Columbia earlier this month, brings a great deal of industry experience to the practice of law having worked extensively in the freight industry, including air and ocean logistics, cargo management, NVOCC and intermodal operations.   Subsequently, Roger… more »