Marichelle is an Associate with MEP Business Counsel. Her practice is focused on general corporate and commercial matters, including corporate structuring and reorganizations, share and asset transactions, commercial agreements, shareholder and partnership agreements, and various corporate governance matters. She supports transactional work in each of our M&A, Entertainment and Commercial Real Estate practice areas.
Marichelle is also the Manager of our Corporate Services Department, bringing with her to this position more than a decade of experience as a senior paralegal in busy downtown business law firms.
Marichelle is a qualified lawyer in both British Columbia and the Philippines, having recently completed her articles with MEP Business Counsel.
In her spare time, Marichelle enjoys taking long walks with friends, trying different cuisines, and spending time with her husband and 2 kids supporting their love of karate.
Certificate of Qualification, Federation of Law Societies of Canada Central Philippine University, Bachelor of Laws (2004), Cum Laude West Visayas State University, Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications (2000), Magna Cum Laude
Call to the bar:
Law Society of British Columbia (2020) Integrated Bar of the Philippines (2005)
Arthur is recognized as one of Canada’s leading entertainment law practitioners, including his recognition:
(i) in the Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, compiled by Lexpert/American Lawyer (since 2001), (ii) in the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers (since 2005), (iii) in the Who’s Who Legal: Sports & Entertainment, (iv) by The Best Lawyers in Canada (Woodward/White) directory, based on peer review (since 2007), (v) in Canadian Who’s Who, published by the University of Toronto Press,
(vi) by the Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory, in entertainment law as “Most Frequently Recommended”, (vii) as the “Whistler Film Fest Society Industry Toast Honoree”, in recognition of his contribution to the Canadian entertainment industry and the Whistler Film Festival Society,
(viii) in Who’s Who in Canadian Film and Television, published for the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and (ix) by the Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation bestowing him with the prestigious “Outstanding Achievement Award” in 2018.