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Jack Yong
Partner, Leader - China Initiative, Chief Representative - Beijing

Speaks: English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Year of Call: 2004 - British Columbia

Primary Office: Vancouver

Secondary Office: Beijing

Jack Yong

Jack Yong is a partner in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office, practising corporate and commercial law and providing clients with strategic counsel in diverse areas of business law. He is leader of Gowling WLG's China Initiative, Chief Representative for the firm in Beijing and co-chair of its Tech Group in Vancouver.

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 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.

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.

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.


May2013

Starbucks International Excellence in Diversity Award

2004

Year of Call, British Columbia

2003

University of British Columbia, LLB

1999

University of British Columbia, B.Comm. in Finance

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Career & Recognition

2013

May 2013

Starbucks International Excellence in Diversity Award

2004

2004

Year of Call, British Columbia

2003

2003

University of British Columbia, LLB

1999

1999

University of British Columbia, B.Comm. in Finance

Jack Yong
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Jack Yong

Jack Yong is a partner in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office, practising corporate and commercial ...

Jack Yong
Profile highlights

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Jack Yong

Jack Yong is a partner in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office, practising corporate and commercial ...

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EXTERNAL PUBLICATIONS &
PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Speaker at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai on how foreign capital fuels the Vancouver real estate market (November 2012)
  • Presented a seminar to MBA students at UBC on Chinese/First Nations business transactions (October 2012)
  • Organizer, MC and speaker at governance seminar for the new Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters-B.C. Board of Directors (May 2012)
  • Co-leader at Northern Cleantech Showcase bootcamp introducing leading Vancouver cleantech companies to high-calibre investors in the Silicon Valley (March 2012)
  • Co-presenter at “Doing Business with China in the Year of the Dragon,” Gowlings seminar/webinar (March 2012)

Client Work

Gowling WLG advises Chinese private equity funds on Series A financing in Rostrum Medical Innovations Inc.

Client Work August 2, 2016

Athletic club purchased in Richmond, BC

Client Work October 30, 2015

White Magnolia Resort Co. acquires British Columbia hotel

Client Work September 15, 2015

BC shopping centre purchased

Client Work August 21, 2015

Vancouver Class B office building acquired

Client Work August 21, 2015

Highbury Apartment building acquired

Client Work July 1, 2015

Richmond, BC office building acquired

Client Work July 1, 2015

Apex Technology completes cross-border merger with Static Control Components

Client Work July 1, 2015

Capstan Limited Partnership enters into joint venture with Vancouver-based real estate developer

Client Work June 3, 2015

Lymax Holdings and Asgard Pacific Holdings acquire M2 Distribution Ltd.

Client Work June 1, 2015

Class B office building in Vancouver acquired

Client Work June 1, 2015

Richmond, BC development property acquired

Client Work June 1, 2015

Bosworth Cooney Development receives equity investment from BC numbered company

Client Work January 1, 2015

Chinese investors purchase Ocean Resort Hotel on Vancouver Island

Client Work January 1, 2015

RD Riverside Holdings in joint venture with BC numbered company and partners

Client Work January 1, 2015

Chinese investors purchase Heron's Landing Hotel on Vancouver Island

Client Work January 1, 2015

Jack Yong
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Jack Yong

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