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New partner, associate for DLA Piper in Vancouver

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 10:49 AM | By John Chunn


DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Mike Reid has joined the firm as a partner and Maneesha Dakha has joined as an associate. Both will work from the Vancouver office.

According to the firm’s press release, Reid practises technology-related business law, with a particular focus on corporate, commercial and ‎information technology matters.‎ ‎Reid advises clients from the software, video gaming, cannabis and entertainment industries through their various corporate processes and business ‎issues. He also advises clients on corporate/commercial law matters including intellectual property, ‎franchise, privacy and licensing issues. He also acts on transactional matters including purchase and sale of ‎private company shares and assets, as well as equity and debt financings.‎ 

Reid joins DLA Piper from McMillan LLP’s Vancouver office, where he was a partner and co-chair of its startups and emerging companies practice.

Prior to practising law, Reid had a career in marketing and communications working for a wide range of B.C. clients. 

Dakha practises corporate/commercial law and assists clients with general ‎corporate ‎commercial matters, purchase and sale transactions, mergers and ‎acquisitions and ‎‎corporate governance matters.‎ ‎

She has ‎‎operational experience with gaming and ‎liquor regulations, including licensing. While ‎‎practising at a business law firm, she ‎was seconded to Canada’s largest publicly ‎‎‎traded gaming, entertainment and hospitality company, where she provided legal ‎‎advice to the various ‎business teams and acted as assistant corporate secretary.‎

Dakha joins DLA Piper after working at the Vancouver office of a prominent ‎‎Canadian firm where she worked with clients at all stages of the business life cycle, ‎‎including helping founders, entrepreneurs, startups and emerging growth companies ‎‎across multiple sectors.‎ ‎