Robert W. Pakrul*

Associate Counsel

Robert Pakrul is a member of the firm’s Corporate / Commercial Practice, Information + Privacy, Health, and Charities + Non-Profit Practice Groups.

His practice is primarily corporate commercial based with an emphasis on information and privacy, transportation law and governance. He provides advice to a wide variety of organizations in various industry sectors. Mr. Pakrul has significant experience working with both large and small non-profit organizations and foundations in their creation, governance, regulatory compliance and day-to-day operations.

Mr. Pakrul also advises on public safety law, providing advice to emergency communications corporations and other public safety bodies in British Columbia on matters such as liability, statutory immunity and regulatory matters affecting 9-1-1 services.

Legal Industry Recognition

Representative Experience

  • Design of employee equity participation programs for commercial enterprises
  • Implementation of customer and employee privacy policies for organizations
  • Advice to health authorities on service provider relationships and collaborative support services arrangements
  • Establishment of a $100 million endowment foundation for health research
  • Negotiation of 9-1-1 Service Contracts with municipalities
  • Reorganization of service delivery model for government-funded sports programs

Professional + Community Affiliations


Publications + Presentations

  • February, 2017, “Charities and Non-Profit Organisations:What You Need To Know Now”, Pacific Business & Law Institute, Speaker
  • February 2016, “BC Societies Get Ready For Transition” Alexander Holburn’s Business Law Blog, Author
  • November, 2015, “BC Society Law Reform – One Year To Go”, Alexander Holburn’s Business Law Blog, Author
  • March, 2015, “Selected Issues in Non-Profit Governance”, Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch), Speaker
  • February, 2015, “Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation”, BC Aware Week, Speaker
  • February, 2015, “Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation”, Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute (National Webinar), Speaker
  • April, 2014, “Fixing Alberta’s Privacy Legislation”, Canadian Privacy Law Review, Author
  • March, 2014, “Canada’s Anti-Spam Initiative”, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) – Vancouver KnowledgeNet, Speaker
  • May, 2013, “Privacy Update 2013″, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC) and Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch), Speaker
  • April, 2013, “Cloud Computing”, IAPP – Vancouver KnowledgeNet, Speaker
  • November, 2012, “Why do I need that in my Corporate Name?”, Alexander Holburn Business Law Blog, Author

On A Personal Note

Outside of the office, Bob enjoys competitive sailing and playing guitar.

Direct Line: 604 484 1720
Facsimile: 604 484 9720
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Assistant: Susan Rose
Direct Line: 604 643 2157

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