Event Speakers

CAIA Seattle presents: Investing in British Columbia - What You Need to Know

  • Date: February 19, 2020
  • Location: K&L Gates LLP Seattle

Speakers

Indhira Demorizi
Organization: PwC


Indhira is a Director in PwC’s International Tax Financial Services practice in San Francisco. She has over 13 years of experience providing tax planning and compliance services addressing U.S. and international tax matters. She services a wide range of clients in the Asset Management space namely, private equity and venture capital funds, as well as, private and public companies in various industries including, Technology, Life Science, Consumer Products.


Shivam Kishore
Organization: Vancouver Economic Commission


Shivam leads and manages technology sector initiatives at the Vancouver Economic Commission, combining his educational background in biomedical engineering with his passion for seeing tech enable positive and sustainable change in societies. Over more than a decade in the professional services and consulting sector, Shivam’s technical expertise and strong business acumen has benefitted technology-focused firms ranging from Global 100 enterprises to entrepreneurial startups.


Shahrooz Nabavi
Organization: Fasken


Shahrooz Nabavi is a corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate commercial lawyer with an active transaction-oriented practice. He is primarily focused on technology and knowledge-based industries, representing emerging and growth stage Canadian companies and institutional, venture capital and private equity investors and acquirers of such companies.


Charles Purcell
Organization: K&L Gates LLP


Charles Purcell works extensively in the alternative investments areas with a focus on federal and international tax issues. As a partner who works on global matters, he has broad experience in the formation of domestic and foreign investment funds including private equity, venture, real estate and infrastructure funds and fund-of-funds; large joint venture transactions; mergers and acquisitions; financing and banking transactions; venture capital investments and start-up companies; and compensation of managers, executives and promoters. Mr. Purcell also works significantly with developers and investors (both domestic and foreign) in alternative energy projects, including solar, biomass and wind energy facilities with a focus on federal and state tax issues.


Mike Shields
Organization: Deloitte Canada


Mike is a Partner at Deloitte Canada in Vancouver providing Canadian, US and international strategic tax planning advice to a wide range of clients from privately owned groups and their shareholders to large multinational public companies. He primarily advise on cross-border tax matters related to Canadian-based companies as they expand and restructure internationally as well as advising US companies investing into Canada.