Wei Kiat Sun

Wei Kiat Sun is a partner in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office and a member of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. He focuses his practice on commercial/corporate litigation, construction, risk management and insurance defence.

Wei Kiat takes pride in learning about clients' businesses and works hard to become a valued strategic adviser. No matter the challenge, he never loses sight of his clients' long-term objectives when pre-empting or resolving problems on their behalf.

His approach pairs robust representation in immediate disputes with ongoing strategic advice on the protection of business interests – whether that be the maintenance of a good public image, remediating business relationships, setting legal precedents or making recommendations to ensure that certain business risks do not arise. When appropriate, Wei Kiat works with clients’ employees and stakeholders to ensure comprehensive integration and effective change management.

Over the course of his career, Wei Kiat has represented clients in a variety of industries, including architects, engineering firms, manufacturers, designers, insurance companies, technology companies, restaurants, agricultural businesses and not-for-profit societies. He has particular experience in the construction and transportation industries, where he advises developers, contractors and infrastructure/institutional entities with respect to risk management and contractual dispute resolution.

Since being called to the Bar, Wei Kiat has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia. His broad range of experience includes:

  • Property development and construction disputes
  • Advising on strategic business planning, including in the areas of contracts, real estate, corporate law, property development, purchasing, dispute resolution, and leasing
  • Director and officer liabilities, including fraud committed against companies
  • Shareholder and partner disputes, including shareholder oppression and unfair prejudice claims
  • Contractual claims, particularly property and business/asset purchases
  • Claims for property damage or personal injury, including fire losses and insurance coverage claims
  • Product liability
  • Estate litigation
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation covenant enforcement
  • Debtor/creditor disputes
  • Protecting client assets from being frozen and seized
  • Defending and prosecuting class action claims

Wei Kiat is fluent in English and conversational in Teochew.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2006

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, British Columbia
  • 2005

    • Career
      Canadian Securities Course, Canadian Securities Institute
    • Education
      University of British Columbia, LLB
  • 2002

    • Education
      University of British Columbia, B.Sc. (Minor in Economics)


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Former Chairperson, Canadian Bar Association, Insurance Law Section (B.C.)