Wei Kang

Wei Kang  

Senior Associate

Executive Summary

Wei Kang practices in the areas of wealth management and corporate commercial laws.

Wei advises high-net-worth families on international estate and asset protection planning, the use of tax-efficient structures for investment into Canada, and the development of family governance structures to facilitate the succession of wealth from generation to generation. She designs appropriate asset protection plans for high-net-worth clients and works with professional advisors in various jurisdictions to implement, as well as assist in, the administration of such plans. Wei has experience in a variety of corporate transactions including the mergers and acquisitions of private corporations, corporate reorganizations, and trust planning transactions. Her practice is global in nature and she collaborates with counsels in foreign jurisdictions to address cross-border issues, international wealth transfer issues and financial regulatory compliance issues in connection with the set-up and operation of complex investment and asset protection structures. She is a frequent speaker on global estate planning and family governance topics at business and private banking functions in Vancouver and in Asia.

Wei also provides legal compliance advice, risk analysis and corporate advice to financial institutions, including having completed a secondment to a financial institution in 2014.

Wei has completed the In-Depth Tax Course of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Wei speaks, reads and writes Mandarin Chinese, and is conversant in Taiwanese.

Representative Work

  • Advised on and implemented a holistic global asset protection plan for a Canadian family having assets in excess of $100 million;
  • Advised and implemented a tax-efficient offshore structure for investment in Canadian commercial real estate for a family having assets in excess of $100 million;
  • Advised a Chinese listed company on the acquisition of a Canadian environmental technology company;
  • Advised a Canadian family on the private equity investment in a French technology company;
  • Advised and implemented the corporate reorganization of a Canadian corporate group held by a large multi-generational ultra high net worth family to facilitate succession of wealth;
  • Advised and established Canadian inter vivos trusts such as family trusts.

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "The Use of Family Trusts as an Asset Protection Tool for High Net Worth Families: Tax Principles and Case Studies," Practice Development Summit by SunLife Financial, Los Angeles, USA, June 2018.
  • Speaker, "Legal Structure and Family Governance for High Net Worth Families," Practice Development Summit (Western Region) by SunLife Financial, San Diego, USA, June 2017.
  • Speaker/ Panelist, Chinese Wealth Forum — Chinese Wealth Development Summit, Beijing, China, January 2016.
  • Lecturer, Built to Last - Second Generation Entrepreneur Family Business Program, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada, July 2015.
  • ​Speaker, "Family Governance: the Soft and Hard Issues," the 30th Anniversary Conference of Transcontinental Trusts, Geneva, Switzerland, June 2015.