Millie Chan is a lawyer in both the Tax Group and the Corporate and Commercial Group in our Vancouver office. She is also our Senior Consultant for Asia Pacific Markets. Millie advises high-net-worth families, particularly in Asia, in the area of holistic global estate planning, involving international wealth transfer, asset protection, and capital preservation. In the terminology of holistic planning, wealth is defined to include intangible “assets” such as the family identity, vision, values and traditions. In addition to planning for protection and preservation of assets, Millie works with families to establish strategies and processes to promote family governance, maintain family unity, and uphold family identity and integrity. For this purpose, Millie travels regularly to Asia and works in synergy with BLG’s extensive contact base of bankers and offshore service providers for trust, foundations and corporations.
Millie also advises immigrants to Canada on tax-planning options. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Malay, and conversant in Cantonese and Hakka, as well as (minimally) Hokkien. Before immigrating to Canada in 2007, Millie practised law in Malaysia for approximately 27 years at her own firm, W.Y. Chan & Roy, for whom she remains a consultant. There, Millie’s primary focus was on corporate/securities and commercial matters, including corporate finance.