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Kareen A.  Zimmer

Kareen A. Zimmer

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2001
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
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Kareen A. Zimmer is a corporate and business lawyer, providing practical and timely legal advice to Canadian, American and international clients in mergers & acquisitions, complex commercial transactions and regulatory matters.  Her experience includes private equity investments, cross-border transactions, public private partnerships, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations. Kareen’s practice spans a variety of sectors, including insurance & other financial services, infrastructure & transportation (bridges, rail and ports), lotteries & gaming and manufacturing. 

Kareen provides regulatory advice to financial institutions. She works with credit unions, banks, insurance agencies, insurance companies and trust companies, in matters relating to:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, permitted investments and ownership structures
  • Creation of new products/services and consumer protection
  • Outsourcing arrangements and services agreements

With a special interest in crown corporations and governmental bodies, Kareen provides advice on high-profile and sensitive matters, including governance issues, asset acquisitions and divestitures, public-private partnerships, complex services agreements, and alternate service delivery arrangements.

Kareen also practises advertising and marketing law and advises on contests, lotteries and gaming legislation and policy in BC and across Canada.

 

Education

  • LLB University of British Columbia
  • B.A. (Honours) University of Ottawa

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
    • Women Lawyers Forum - Executive Committee Member, Member at Large, Mentoring and Awards Committees
    • Business Law Section, BC Branch – Current Member and Former Chair, Secretary
  • UBC Law Alumni Association - Member, Board of Directors
  • Firm Representative, Justicia Project, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Firm Representative, Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network
  • Vancouver Bar Association
    • Member, Former Director and Executive Member
    • Former Chair, VBA Articling Committee
  • Association of Women in Finance
    • Member
    • Former Vice President
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