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Jade Sunrise Law team member, Principal Lawyer Hongqian(Kathy) Zhang's Professional Business Portrait

Kathy Zhang is a highly accomplished lawyer with a wealth of experience in both Chinese and Canadian legal systems. A graduate from 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 degree in Law from Dalhousie University.


Throughout her career, Kathy has successfully served thousands of clients on various legal matters, including family law, corporate affairs, business transactions, commercial litigation, real estate financing, 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. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, golfing, and cross-country skiing.


  • Assisted clients with complex family law issues involving EPOs, parenting time, spousal support, and family business division

  • Acted in shareholder and other commercial disputes

  • 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

  • Advised on issues relating to employment law and corporate governance

  • Represented clients in multi-million dollar commercial transactions

  • 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, Diversecities

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.

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