WeirFoulds LLP is delighted to announce that partner Frank Walwyn will receive the Professional Excellence Award in the 2014 Planet Africa Awards. Recipients were selected by a panel under the direction of Silvertrust Communications, the parent company of Planet Africa Network. The organization’s vision is to advance the aspirations of people of African origin.
Since 2004, the Planet Africa Awards program has identified and recognized hard work, excellence and professionalism, which produce role models, especially for young people. The mission is to showcase deserving individuals, organizations, businesses and agencies that make a profound difference in the lives of people of African heritage globally.
Frank appears as counsel on complex multi-jurisdiction litigation matters. He is licensed to practise law in Canada, and is also a member of the bars of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Dominica, Grenada and St. Kitts and Nevis. Frank’s cases range from corporate disputes involving shareholder rights and directors duties, to forensic investigations into fraud and corruption, to reciprocal registering, recognizing and enforcing judgments from Canada, the UK, the US and the Caribbean, to complex offshore trusts and estates litigation, frequently involving assets in varied foreign jurisdictions.
Frank is repeatedly named as one of Canada’s top lawyers in the area of Corporate and Commercial Litigation in The Best Lawyers® in Canada. He also holds an appointment as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.
Frank and the 16 other winners will be honoured at a VIP reception and awards show at the Grand Victorian Convention Centre in Toronto on November 8.
Congratulations, Frank, on this well-deserved accolade!