Professional Background

Wei Kiat Sun is a Partner and co-chair of the firm’s Commercial and Business Litigation Practice Group.  Wei Kiat’s practice focuses on business litigation and insurance defence.  He represents businesses of all sizes, including property developers, architects, engineering firms, contractors, manufacturers, designers, technology companies, restaurants, farms and societies.  He has a particular interest in the transportation industry, advising infrastructure and institutional entities on claims and risks, along with design professionals working within this industry.

Wei Kiat counsels his clients in all aspects of business litigation and has appeared at all levels of court in B.C.  His broad range of experience includes:

  • shareholder disputes, including shareholder oppression and unfair prejudice claims
  • contractual claims, particularly property and business/asset purchases
  • property development and construction disputes
  • director and officer liabilities, including fraud committed against companies
  • claims for property damage or personal injury, including fire losses and insurance claims
  • debtor/creditor disputes
  • protecting client assets from being frozen and seized
  • defending and prosecuting class action claims
  • advising on strategic business planning, including in the areas of real estate, corporate structure, property development and leasing

Wei Kiat considers his client’s long term business objectives when resolving disputes on their behalf.  He takes pride in learning about the client’s overall business and works to become a valued advisor.  This approach ensures the best legal representation for any immediate disputes while protecting the future interests of the client and business as a whole.

Wei Kiat speaks English and Teochew.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (Minor in Economics), University of British Columbia: 2002
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia: 2005
  • Canadian Securities Course, Canadian Securities Institute: 2005
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar: 2006

Memberships

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

Community + Volunteering

  • Advisor, Vancouver Singapore Film Festival
  • Consultant, Civil Resolution Tribunal (Construction)

Publications

  • Insurer Required to Defend Civil Lawsuit Involving Criminal Acts
  • Revolutionary New Rules of Civil Procedure Proposed for the British Columbia Supreme Court
  • Disinheriting Beneficiaries
  • Amendments to Insurance Act Introduced in BC Legislature
  • Proposals for Change in the BC Insurance Act: Keeping Up with Modern Times and Protecting Consumers
  • Potential Conflicts of Interest Under the Mortgage Brokers Act
  • Pitfalls in Estate Planning
  • Experts and Law Reform Recommendations