Hyunju (Crystal) Park Associate


Speaks:  English, Mandarin, Tagalog, Korean

Year of Call: 2023 - Ontario


Primary office:  Toronto




Hyunju (Crystal) Park

Hyunju (Crystal) Park is an associate in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, practising in the firm's Business Law Department. Her practice encompasses assisting businesses in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, structuring, and general corporate/commercial matters, with a focus on commercial technology transactions.

Previously, Crystal was a category manager and legal consultant for IT, security and surveillance procurement for one of the leading global corporations in the gaming and hospitality industry.

Crystal holds a Global Professional LLM from the University of Toronto, LLM in International Business Law (Thesis Track) from the University of Macau and an LLB from Yonsei University (South Korea).

Crystal currently serves as Section Executive (Newsletter Editor) for both the OBA Civil Litigation and Business Law sections for the 2023-2024 term. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the ITLNCA Networks Association, the not-for-profit organisation that formally started to facilitate OCIs for internationally-trained lawyers.

Career & Recognition

  • Education
     2020
    The Osgoode Certificate in Fundamentals of Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law
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Career & Recognition

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  • 2023

    • Education
       2023
      Columbia Business School Executive Education – Certificate in Mergers & Acquisition
    • Community
       2023
      ITLNCA Networks Association, Board Member/Director
    • Community
       2023
      OBA Business Law Section Executive, Newsletter Editor
    • Community
       2023
      OBA Civil Litigation Section Executive, Newsletter Editor
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2023
      Year of Call, Ontario
    • Education
       2023
      The Osgoode Certificate in Negotiating and Drafting IT Agreements
  • 2022

    • Community
       2022
      OBA Section Executive, Student Member-at-Large
      - Construction and Infrastructure Law
      - Civil Litigation
      - Young Lawyers Division-Central
    • Community
       2022
      ITLNCA NetworkS, 2023 OCI (Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary) Committee for Internationally Trained Lawyers
  • 2021

    • Education
       2021
      Harvard Business School Online - Certificate in Financial Analysis and Valuation for Lawyers
    • Community
       2021
      ITLNCA NetworkS, 2022 Toronto OCI Committee for Internationally Trained Lawyers
    • Community
       2021
      OBA Section Executive, Student Member-at-Large
      - Construction and Infrastructure Law
      - Civil Litigation
  • 2020

    • Rankings & Awards
       2020
      Richard Wagner "Access to Justice" Award for Outstanding Leadership, issued by Pro Bono Students Canada
    • Community
       2020
      OBA Section Executive, Student Member-at-Large
      – Construction and Infrastructure Law
      – Environmental Law
    • Community
       2020
      ITLNCA NetworkS, Volunteer
    • Education
       2020
      University of Toronto, GPLLM
    • Community
       2020
      U of T Fall Convocation, Divisional Student Ambassador
    • Community
       2020
      U of T Graduate Law Students' Association, President and Chief Returning Officer
    • Education
       2020
      The Osgoode Certificate in Fundamentals of Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law
  • 2019

    • Community
       2019
      Korean Legal Clinic, Volunteer
    • Community
       2019
      Canadian Civil Liberties Association (PBSC), Volunteer
    • Education
       2019
      Tenant Duty Counsel Assistance Project, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario, Volunteer
    • Education
       2019
      The Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law
    • Education
       2019
      University of Macau, LLM
  • 2014

    • Education
       2014
      Yonsei University, LLB

Selected Recent Publications:

  1. Adam Garetson and Crystal Park, "Key Takeaways from CSA's Guidance on Canada's Public Crypto-Asset Funds", Law360 Canada, August 15, 2023.
  2. Hyunju Park and Brent Arnold, "Cyber Risk, Gaming and COVID: Best Practices to Minimize Liability", The Lawyer's Daily (LexisNexis), December 1, 2022.
  3. Hyunju Park, "Further Guidance from SCC on Interpretation of Contracts", The Lawyer's Daily (LexisNexis), November 10, 2021.
  4. Hyunju Park, "A Brief Comparative Analysis on the 'Enforceability of (Foreign) Awards' in Ontario and London (UK), A Leading Arbitration Seat", ADR Update (ADR Institute of Canada), August 2021.
  5. Hyunju Park, "Canada's Attractiveness as an 'Emergent Seat' for International Arbitration", ADR Update (ADR Institute of Canada), March 2020.