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Dwight D. Dee

Dwight D. Dee

Partner
Vancouver

604.643.1239
ddee@millerthomson.com

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Profile

Dwight Dee is a Partner in the Capital Markets and Securities group whose practice is focused in the areas of public and private financing and public company compliance.  Assisting underwriters and listed companies primarily in the mining, technology, and oil and gas sectors, Dwight provides advice in a wide variety of transactions, including initial public offerings, private placements, corporate reorganizations, reverse take-overs, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Dwight has special expertise with investment dealer regulatory compliance matters.  He regularly assists securities dealers with issues such as conflicts of interest, privacy and corporate governance.

Dwight is committed to providing clients with practical counsel in a cost efficient manner.  He is involved in several community associations.  Among other things, he is an active member of his church and is a member of UNICEF’s Speaker’s Bureau.  Dwight also enjoys outdoor activities such as running, tennis and skiing.

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Education

  • LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1999
  • B.A., First Class, History and Religious Studies, University of British Columbia, 1996

Professional Achievements

  • Appointed to Securities Law Advisory Committee of the BC Securities Commission, 2010
  • Graduate, Leadership Vancouver, Vancouver Board of Trade and Volunteer Vancouver, 2003
  • Recipient, University of British Columbia Chancellor’s Scholarship, 1992-1996
  • Frequent Speaker and Course Chair for BC Continuing Legal Education

Directorships

  • Director and First Vice-President, Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals
  • Advisory Board Member, JustWork Economic Initiative (Not-for-Profit Social Enterprise)

Memberships

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (Securities Section)

Presentations

  • Exempt Market Securities: An Overview of the Legal Requirements and the Opportunities for Raising Capital and Investing, Professional Chartered Accountants of BC seminar, 2014
  • Securities Fundamentals: Plans of Arrangement, CLEBC course, 2013
  • Securities Law Primer, CLEBC Securities Fundamentals course, 2012
  • Raising Capital for Private Companies, CLEBC course: "Creating and Advising a Public Company", 2010
  • Financing in Tough Economic Times, CLEBC Mining course, 2009
  • Securities Law Overview, CLEBC course: "Securities for Junior Lawyers and Legal Support Staff", 2009

Publications

  • IIROC Issues Proposed Guidelines Respecting Underwriting Due Diligence, Securities Practice Notes, Spring 2014
  • BC Securities Commission Releases 2012 Mining Report, Securities Practice Notes, Spring 2013
  • National Securities Regulator Update, Business Law in Canada: Recent Developments, Summer 2011
  • Factors Considered by the CSA in Assessing IPO Share Structures, Securities Practice Notes, Spring 2011
  • CSA Staff Notice 51-333: Environmental Reporting Guidance, Securities Practice Notes, Winter 2011
  • IIROC New Product Due Diligence Regulatory Review - Common Deficiencies and Requirements for Written Policies, Procedures and Controls, Securities Practice Notes, Winter 2011
  • An Overview of Executive Compensation Initiatives in 2009, Securities Practice Notes, Winter 2010
  • Knowing Your "Know Your Product" Obligation, Securities Practice Notes, Fall 2009
  • Affinity Fraud: In the Circle of Trust, Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, November 2007
  • Update: BC Securities Act Charities Exemption Retained, Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, September 2004
  • BC Proposes Repeal of Securities Act Charities Exemption, Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, August 2004