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Lawson Lundell LLP

Megan S. Kaneen

Megan S. Kaneen

Partner

Expertise

  • Employee Benefits
  • Pension & Benefit Plans

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Lawson Lundell LLP
British Columbia, Canada

Profile
Megan works with senior legal counsel to advise boards of trustees and plan sponsors on a variety of legal matters involving pension and benefit plans. She interprets and amends plan texts and trust documentation, advises in respect of legislative, common law and governance principles and prepares governance materials.

Megan also negotiates a variety of plan contracts including investment management, custodian and letter of credit trust agreements, and provides support in pension and benefit litigation and arbitration matters.

Bar Admissions

British Columbia (2008)

Education

University of Victoria (B.Sc. with distinction, 1999)
University of British Columbia (LL.B., 2007)
Areas of Practice

Employee Benefits | Pension & Benefit Plans

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Megan has experience:

Negotiating investment management agreements

Negotiating custodial and letter of credit trust agreements

Amending pension plan texts and trust agreements

Completing regulatory filings

Drafting legal opinions on trust law and pension regulatory matters

Preparing governance reports and pension committee materials

Drafting arguments for pension plan arbitration

Assisting in class action pension litigation

Assisted in establishing new pension plan


Professional Associations

*Canadian Bar Association, Member
*Law Society of British Columbia, Member
*Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute, Member
*Association of Canadian Pension Management, Member
*International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Member

Articles

Pension Reform: Pension Benefits Standards Act in Force September 30, 2015 (May 14, 2015)

Pension and Benefits Law Bulletin: CAPSA Guideline no. 8 - Defined Contribution Pension Plans Guideline (May 2014)

"British Columbia's New Pension Benefits Standards Act - Key Changes", Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement, Federated Press, Volume 23, No. 7 (October 12, 2012), Co-author

Amendments to the Federal Pension Legislation (October 20, 2010)

Pension and Employee Benefits Law Briefing Note: Changes to Investment Rules (July 30, 2010)

Do You Need Investment Choice In DC Plans?, Benefits and Pension Monitor, Volume 20 Number 3 (May 2010), Co-Author with Murray T.A. Campbell

Pension and Employee Benefits Law Briefing Note: R. v. Christophe (2009 ONCJ 586) (December 18, 2009)

Rogers Communications Inc. v. Buschau- the Final Episode?, Pension Planning, Volume XV No.2, Federated Press (2009), Co-Author with Ken Burns

“National Instrument 43-101: Amendments to Canadian Rules Concerning Mineral Project Disclosure and Technical Reports”, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, XXIII No. 2 (November 2, 2006), Co-Author with Chris G. Baldwin and Behn Conroy


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