Hongqian (Kathy) Zhang
Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public
Kathy Zhang is a highly accomplished lawyer with a wealth of experience in Chinese and Canadian legal systems. A graduate of a top-tier law school in China, Kathy honed her skills as a judge at the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court, where she adjudicated commercial and civil disputes. Her strong academic background includes obtaining a Master's degree in Law from the University of Hong Kong and a second Master's in Law from Dalhousie University.
Throughout her career, Kathy has served thousands of clients on various legal matters, including corporate affairs, business transactions, commercial litigation, real estate financing, family law, and estate planning. As a trusted advisor, Kathy regularly assists local and international companies with cross-border transactions.
With native Mandarin speaking skills and Chinese drafting abilities, Kathy can effectively handle complex legal matters for a diverse clientele. She enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, golfing, and cross-country skiing in her free time.
Assisted multiple China-based companies in investing in Canada
Provided legal opinions on Canadian subsidiaries for the purpose of IPOs
Advised clients on international private law issues
Assisted clients in purchasing Canadian businesses
Advised on issues relating to employment law and corporate governance
Drafted commercial contracts in both Chinese and English
Represented clients in multi-million dollar commercial transactions
Acted in shareholder disputes
Acted in real estate-related disputes
Assisted clients with complex family law issues involving EPOs, parenting time, spousal support, and family business division
Cross-border notary services
Certificate of Qualification for Canada, 2014
Dalhousie University, LL.M., 2011
The University of Hong Kong, Master of Common Law, 2004
Jilin University, LL.B. (Gold Medalist), 1999
Member, Law Society of Alberta
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, the Association of Women Lawyers
Member, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers - Western Chapter
Speaker, Calgary Immigrant Services
Speaker, Calgary Immigrant Women's Association
Speaker, Canada China Commercial Association
Kathy frequently gives presentations to various organizations, including charities and professional groups, and is happy to do so upon request.