Kailin Che

Of Counsel

Kailin Che is a corporate lawyer who represents clients in a broad range of industries including, technology, media, film/tv, manufacturing and real estate. She has advised clients on a variety of commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financing, reorganizations, corporate governance, intellectual property, licensing matters and regulatory compliance. In addition to her solicitor practice, Kailin has a passion for public interest law. She volunteers her time, frequently on a pro-bono basis, to advocate for issues affecting the community at large. She has appeared before administrative tribunals, the Supreme Court of BC and the Court of Appeal.

Prior to law, Kailin worked for the federal minister of industry, minister of heritage, and minister of citizenship and immigration. She has been appointed as a member of quasi-judicial tribunals, including the Committee of Variance for the City of Kingston, Ontario (2014-2017) and the Board of Variance for the City of Richmond (2018 to present). Kailin is a Co-Director of Founder Institute for Western Canada (fi.co), one of the world’s largest accelerators for early-stage technology companies. She is also a member of KCTS9’s Community Advisory Board.

Kailin began her legal career at a global law firm in Toronto and is licensed to practice in both Ontario and British Columbia. She received a juris doctor from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.

Representative Matters

  • Advising an entertainment and gaming company on corporate governance, seed financing and various IP and commercial matters.
  • Advising on a bought deal short form prospectus offering of units and debentures for gross proceeds of approximately CA$50 million.
  • Advising on the creation of multi-million dollar funds for real estate and technology acquisitions catered to both domestic and international investors.
  • Advising in connection with the acquisition, development and leasing of its commercial properties.
  • Advising one of the largest door manufacturer and distributor in the world on its cross-border transactions and its commercial matters in Canada.
  • Advising a real estate development and investment company on a broad restructuring and reorganization of the parent company and its related subsidiaries.
  • Advising a symphony orchestra on corporate governance matters, regulatory compliance, and managing its negotiations and disputes with the union in respect of its musicians.
  • Advising various Canadian actors in their commercial contracts and negotiations.

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