Areas of Practice
Mikis Manolis is a litigator whose practice has touched on a wide variety of matters including commercial, shareholder, insurance, maritime, transportation, product liability, employment and professional negligence matters.
He obtained his LL.B. degree from Dalhousie University in 2001 and was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 2002. In 2009, Mikis completed a Ph.D. in international commercial and maritime law in a program run jointly by the University of Wales in Swansea and the World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden.
Mikis enjoys working with clients, locally and internationally, to develop and implement efficient and effective legal strategies. Mikis welcomes and appreciates the challenges posed by complex matters and has acted for clients involved in a wide range of businesses and industries, including freight forwarding, maritime, aviation, insurance, construction, agribusiness, food processing, consumer products, securities and finance, and real estate development.
- Admitted to the Bar of British Columbia in 2002.
- B.A. Political Science, University of British Columbia, 1993
- M.A. Political Science, Dalhousie University, 1996
- LL.B., Dalhousie University, 2001
- PH.D. International Commercial and Maritime Law, University of Wales/World Maritime University, 2009
Memberships and Affiliations
- Member, Law Society of British Columbia
- Co-Author, “Taxation and Ship Management: A Canadian Case Study” in Proshanto K. Mukherjee, Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr. and Jingjing Xu (eds.), Maritime Law in Motion (London: Springer, 2020)
- Co-Author, “Third Party Claims” in Multi-Party Litigation 2014 (Vancouver, B.C.: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, May 2014)
- Author, “The ‘International’ Aspect of the Conflict of Laws: Definitions, Perspectives and Regimes” in Maximo Mejia, Jr. (ed.), Selected Issues in Maritime Law and Policy: Liber Amicorum Proshanto K. Mukherjee (Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science, 2013)
- Author, “Challenging Jurisdiction – Tools, Strategies and Judicial Discretion: Canadian and European Considerations”. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel in Whistler, British Columbia on August 1, 2012
- Co-Author, “Warranties, Express and Implied: The Sales of Goods Act and Consumer Protection Legislation” in Product Liability 2010 (Vancouver, B.C.: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, September 2010)
- Co-Author, “The Doctrine of Forum Non Conveniens: Canada and the United States Compared” (2009), (60)1 FDCC Quarterly 3
- Co-Author, “Why are We Here? Jurisdiction Simpliciter and Forum non Conveniens”. Paper presented at the Canadian Defence Lawyers, The Big Bang – Annual General Meeting, June 4-5, 2009, Vancouver, British Columbia
- Co-Author, “Unlawful acts and the carriage of goods by sea: liabilities, defences, and legal implications” in Maximo Mejia, Jr. and Jinjing Xu (eds.), Coastal zone piracy and other unlawful acts at sea (Malmö: WMU Publications, 2007)
- Author, Report from the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, Working Group III (Transport Law), 18th Session, Vienna, November 6-17, 2006, Canadian Maritime Law Association
- Author, “Severance Pay and Maritime Liens – A Case Comment” (2003) 3(6) Fisherman Life 20
- Author, “Environmental Protection and Oil and Gas Production in the Nova Scotia Offshore: A Guidelines Approach to Operational Discharges” (2002), 40(2) Alberta Law Review 347
- Co-Author, “The Rights of Maritime Claimants in Bankruptcy” (2002), 85(2) Harbour and Shipping
- Co-Author, “Equitable Jurisdiction in Bankruptcy” in Bankruptcy and Insolvency Practice (Vancouver, B.C.: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, May 2002)
- Mikis enjoys travel and skiing as well as playing hockey and soccer.
- Mikis is originally from Alberta, but is now a fully-fledged Vancouverite with occasional East Coast tendencies.