Lawrence Wong


Lawrence Wong has had more than 30 years of experience advising clients from small businesses to multi-national firms on corporate, real estate matters, and litigation matters. Lawrence began his practice at a downtown Vancouver law firm where he specialized in corporate, commercial and real estate matters, ranging from corporate re-organizations to real estate development and financing, commercial leasing and venture capital funds.  He later built his own specialized boutique law practice. Over the years, Lawrence has expanded his practice to include areas such as immigration, administrative and constitutional litigation. Lawrence has led notable and highly publicized actions and class proceedings which positively shaped the landscape of administrative law in Canada. He appears regularly before the Federal Court of Canada as well as various administrative tribunals.

Lawrence is a frequent commentator for legal and policy developments on various media networks including: CBC, CTV, Toronto Sun, Globe & Mail, National Post, Omni TV and Fairchild TV. He was formerly the co-host of a legal radio show on AM 1320 CHMB, one of Vancouver’s longest-standing radio stations. Lawrence was also a columnist for all three major Chinese newspapers in British Columbia – Ming Pao, Sing Tao and World Journal – for several years.

Lawrence received his law degree from Queen’s University and B.A. from University of B.C.

In addition to his legal practice, Lawrence is passionate about film-making and is an independent producer of short films.

Representative Matters

  • Co-counsel for Laurentiu Dragan v Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, a precedent setting case in which the court determined that the government of Canada had breached its duty to process backlogged immigration applicants.
  • Co-counsel for Borisova v Canada, a class proceeding in which the government of Canada agreed to process 120,000 backlogged immigration applicants.
  • Advising in connection with acquisitions of shopping malls and commercial properties in B.C.
  • Acting as counsel to a multi-million real estate development in Silverstar Foothills (Vernon, B.C.) throughout the development stages of the project from acquisition to subdivisions and the eventual sale of the project.
  • Acting as counsel for multi-million investment funds that catered to foreign investors.