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

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, along with the Province of British Columbia and the Vancouver Economic Commission, welcomes the opportunity to host an evening with key regional experts in order to better understand the tax and legal channels of investing in businesses located in British Columbia (BC).

This event is being held in Seattle, Washington. Please register as soon as possible to ensure a spot.

Event Details
February 19, 2020
K&L Gates LLP Seattle
925 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

5:30-6:30 PM Networking
6:30-7:30 PM Panel
7:30-8:30 PM Networking



Shivam Kishore | 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 benefited technology-focused firms ranging from Global 100 enterprises to entrepreneurial startups.


Indhira Demoriai | 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.

Shahrooz Nabavi | 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.

Mike Shields | Deloitte
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 advises 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.

Charles Purcell | K&L Gates
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.