Professional Background

Samson Chan is an Associate and a member of our Corporate Commercial and Commercial Real Estate Group. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial transactions in relation to purchase and sale of businesses and real estate developments. He advises on the negotiation and drafting of various commercial agreements, disclosure statements, property leases, corporate reorganizations, and is experienced with contractual disputes and wills and representations. He acts for business owners of various sizes, developers, Crown corporations, and banks.

Samson is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in Canada and is experienced in advising on issues of privacy compliance under the laws in Canada and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. He has a special interest in blockchain technology and is experienced in advising on laws related to technology and cryptocurrency.

Prior to his legal career, Samson worked at a provincial health authority where he specialized in vaccine-related health policies and projects. Samson is active as an investor and strategic advisor of a medical startup, so he offers a unique, entrepreneurial perspective to provide effective solutions to clients for matters relating to their businesses. He also brings an international approach to his practice from his experience working at an international law firm in Hong Kong.

He is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, University of British Columbia: 2007
  • Masters in Public Health, University of British Columbia: 2009
  • Juris Doctor, Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia: 2016
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar: 2017
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional – Canada

Memberships

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Vice President – External, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers

Community + Volunteering

  • Board Director, Greater Vancouver Community Services Society
  • Student Mentor, Canadian Bar Association
  • Officer, St. John Ambulance British Columbia/Yukon

Presentations

Presenter, “Blockchain & Cryptocurrency 101: What is it and why does it matter?”, Richmond Chamber of Commerce, March 2018