Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Related-Party Transactions

Related-Party Transactions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related-Party Transactions Related-Party Transactions
ILJIN SNT Co., Ltd (ILJIN) was considered to be a related party due to their equity ownership of over 5% as per their public filings. The outstanding related party amount payable to ILJIN was the result of a settlement completed on September 20, 2013 between ILJIN and the Company. During 2021, Aurinia paid $6.0 million upon achievement of specific milestones. The amount payable to ILJIN was nil and $6.0 million as of December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 which was recorded in other current liabilities.
Stephen P. Robertson, a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) acted as our corporate secretary through October 2020. We incurred legal fees in the normal course of business to BLG of $392 thousand for the year ended December 31, 2020 compared to $473 thousand for the same period in 2019. For the year ended December 31, 2020, we had no ongoing contractual or other commitments as a result of engaging Mr. Robertson to act as our corporate secretary and Mr. Robertson received no additional compensation for acting as the corporate secretary. On November 2, 2020 we announced the appointment of Stephen Robertson as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer.