Bob Vangenne

Bob Vangenne

Vangenne & Company Law Corporation

As a serial entrepreneur, when I started practicing law I knew it was only a matter of time before I opened my own law firm.  I have taken a circuitous route to get to Victoria; growing up in the Peace country, studying at the University of Alberta, working in Taiwan for over 6 years, where I developed my Mandarin language skills, then setting up businesses in Calgary, Edmonton and finally Victoria. I bring my 20 years’ experience as a business owner in Taiwan and Canada to the firm and strong belief in the capability of local businesses to compete in this global market.

While studying law in Australia, I developed an intense interest in the rapidly evolving legal issues the Internet and our online interactions create for businesses and individuals. I have researched extensively in various areas of the field and have had papers published in legal journals discussing copyright in virtual worlds and ICANN’s new gTLD plans. Even more interesting to me is the real world application of theory to Internet relationships as well as the growth of gaming and game dynamics in an ever expanding range of aspects in our day to day life.

In business, I have experience working all along the production chain from manufacturing, wholesale, and retail both in Canada and in Asia. I have lead negotiations in Taiwan and China culminating in distribution agreements for foreign products in both jurisdictions As a former franchisee, I have a special interest in the legal aspects of the franchising relationship and franchises as a business growth strategy.

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1-1 Expert Advisor: Your Annual Corporate 'Health' Check-Up

When was the last time you stopped in and got an annual check-up done for your Company? Of course, I will keep an ear open for any legal issues that may be looking to crop up (or possibly been over looked) but as often as not I end up suggesting other professionals to keep your plans on track and your Company healthy.  Let’s see how your Company is doing this year.

Examples of questions you can answer:

  • What is business model is best for expanding my company?
  • When is the right time to incorporate?
  • How do I protect my ownership while expanding?
  • How do I protect my intellectual property?