2017 Rising Stars Award Winners


Jack Yong, Lawson Lundell LLP

Jack Yong is a partner and leader of the China Initiative with Lawson Lundell’s Vancouver office, practising corporate and commercial law and providing clients with strategic counsel in diverse areas of business law. He has assisted Chinese clients in acquiring or investing in major commercial real estate properties. Balancing particular needs and concerns of Chinese clients against Canadian market realities and the demands of institutional counterparties, he is able to use his cultural aptitude in both markets to help move deals forward. Yong’s community activities include being a board member of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival and being a member on the Board of Advisors of Educating Girls of Rural China (EGRC), which is dedicated to providing high school and university education to impoverished young women from rural regions of Western China through financial sponsorship, personal support and mentorship.