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Jack Yong

Partner, Leader - China Initiative
  • Wuling Zeng
  • Legal Assistant
  • P: 604.408.5397

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Jack Yong is a partner and leader of the China Initiative with Lawson Lundell's Vancouver office, practising corporate and commercial law and providing clients with strategic counsel in diverse areas of business law. 

In all of his work, Jack brings a practical, business-minded approach to get the best results for his clients. He is proficient in written Chinese and spoken Mandarin and Cantonese, and is able to deliver legal services in both English and Chinese.

Jack is an active volunteer in community and industry organizations. He was a director of the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation and of the British Columbia chapter of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters. He is a member of the Access to Capital Advisory Council of the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA). Jack was a director of the Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals, where he founded the Association’s professional mentorship program.

In addition, Jack is on the board of advisors for the Educating Girls of Rural China Society. Jack has also served on the executive of the Vancouver Cathay Lions Club.

Community Activities

  • Vancouver Asian Film Festival, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Educating Girls of Rural China Society, Member on the Board of Advisors
  • British Columbia chapter of Canadian Manufactureers & Exporters, Former Director
  • Vancouver Cathay Lions Club, Former Member of the Executive
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S Foundation, Former Director
  • Access to Capital Advisory Council of the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA), Past Member
  • Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals, Former Director

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2004)

Education

  • University of British Columbia (LL.B., 2003)
  • University of British Columbia (B.Comm. in Finance, 1999)

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese

Jack has experience in broad aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, financings, partnerships and joint ventures across a range of industries, including technology, manufacturing, real estate, resources and finance. He has acted for investors and companies in angel and venture capital financings, technology licensing transactions, co-development agreements and strategic alliances, and manufacturing and distribution arrangements.

Jack has also been involved in real estate development, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and financing matters. He works closely with clients investing in major commercial properties, in often complex transactions. Jack has helped clients create investment structures to maximize returns and minimize risks in different assets. He is active in the creation of joint ventures, limited partnerships and co-ownerships.

A particular area of expertise of Jack's is cross-border transactions. Jack has assisted many clients from outside of Canada acquire or invest in businesses and assets inside and outside of Canada. He has helped many entities establish their corporate presence in Canada and enter into different kinds of commercial arrangements.

In 2011, Jack was seconded as Canadian counsel to a leading law firm in China with over 1,000 legal professionals. In this capacity, Jack spent three months in Beijing working with the firm’s cross-border transactions team. His work included a complex acquisition totalling $2.4 billion on behalf of China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group.