Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

 

Citation issued:  April 16, 2019

Konrad Malik

Citations are authorized by the Law Society of BC's Discipline Committee and list allegations against a lawyer that will be considered at a discipline hearing. Please note that allegations in a citation are unproven until a discipline hearing panel has determined their validity.

Nature of conduct to be inquired into:

1.  Between October 11, 2011 and May 14, 2012, in the course of representing your client G Inc., you failed to make reasonable inquiries or otherwise exercise due diligence regarding the legitimacy of the business, affairs or transactions in respect of which you were engaged, by doing one or more of the following:

(a)  failing to make reasonable inquiries to obtain information about G Inc.'s purported directors and officers, VG and JB, or their purported consultants BL, MH and MC (the “Consultants”), or both;

(b)  failing to confirm directly with G Inc. that the Consultants or any of them could retain you and provide you with instructions on behalf of G Inc.;

(c)  preparing and filing documents to effect a change of control in G Inc. from VG and JB to MC without confirming those instructions with G Inc. or reporting to G Inc. or both;

(d)  preparing and filing documents to effect the sale and transfer of 100% of the shares owned by VG and JB to MC without confirming those instructions with VG and JB or reporting to G Inc. or both; and

(e)  using your trust account to receive and disburse a total of $99,968.70 on behalf of G Inc. without making reasonable inquiries about the circumstances surrounding the trust transactions or reporting to G Inc. or both.

This conduct constitutes professional misconduct, pursuant to section 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act.