Chilwin Cheng and our team of experienced litigators conduct matters in a wide range of industries. We represent our clients in matters involving complex administrative and regulatory legal issues, criminal charges, constitutional challenges, challenges of government authority, expropriations, and complicated multi-party, multi-stage, and multi-jurisdictional business litigation.

We have appeared as counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada, in mediations, and before regulatory and administrative tribunals. Most of our litigation matters are referred to us by business lawyers and in-house counsel because of our experience and proven track record.

Complex Commercial Litigation

We work on "bet the company" fights when the survival or direction of an organization is at stake. These often involve shareholder or partnership disputes, disputes over a major joint venture, and collaborations to commercialize intellectual property or to serve a target market.

Public Law

We have experience in holding the government to account in a range of proceedings, including: challenging the interpretation of statutes and regulatory policy; constitutional challenges of government action on the grounds of civil liberties like freedom of expression and association; challenges to the admissibility of statutorily compelled evidence; and challenges to the abuse of government discretion and administrative power.

White-Collar and Regulatory Defence

We defend clients facing criminal prosecution or regulatory action, including allegations of environmental damage, income tax evasion, securities fraud, worksite accidents, and search warrant executions.
Jim deCarle, President, GO WIRELESS INC, Vancouver, BC

A debtor owed us a substantial sum of money (a six-figure sum). We found out this person was about to liquidate their main asset without telling us, leaving us no realistic chance to ever get our money back. Ascendion Law worked around the clock to freeze the sale and eventually negotiated a quick settlement where we recovered all of the money owed to us. Ascendion was responsive, stayed on budget, and was highly effective."

Deborah Irvine, Vice-President, Community Impact and Investment, United Way of the Lower Mainland

“Chilwin Cheng is a critical thinker, with strong analytical abilities. He is not afraid to ask the tough questions – but at the same time – is a positive partner, whose active encouragement and support keep the end goal in mind. We were pleased to have Chilwin work with us to close some gaps in our planning and investing process. As a result, we gained a new awareness of how we could link and leverage our work for positive social change.”

Mike Stewart, Mike Stewart Personal Real Estate Corporation, Vancouver, BC

"My regulator threatened disciplinary action against me for an innovative step I took to advance my clients' business interests.  Chilwin, and the Ascendion Law team, set them straight - quickly, efficiently, and effectively.  The regulator concluded their investigation without taking any action against me and the threat went away without disrupting my business and with no press. If you're a financial or real estate industry professional and your regulator is threatening you, you need Chilwin..”