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Ponora  Ang

Ponora Ang

Partner | Co-Leader, China Fasken
There is no universal approach to a solution, because each dispute is unique. The challenge lies in determining the right way to settle the file, be it mediation, arbitration, or proceeding to trial.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2006
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montreal

Ponora Ang is an experienced civil and commercial litigator who intervenes in various complex cases. When a case cannot be settled, Ponora appears before the different judicial bodies to assert the rights of clients.  In addition to his practice in litigation, many investors from China and South-East Asia are seeking Ponora’s advice for their projects in Canada.


Ponora counsels and represents clients in product liability, sale, leasing, real estate, insurance and franchise law. Ponora regularly asked to defend the interests of manufacturers, distributors and sellers in the automobile, medical, security and aviation industries. He also advises frequently state-owned enterprises, private companies and individuals from Asia for their implantation and operations in Canada.


Ponora teaches business law in a global context as part of the master of laws program of Université de Montréal’s law faculty (LL.M.) in product liability as well as civil and commercial litigation. He was also the recipient of the YBAM’s “Lawyer of the Year 2010” award in civil and commercial litigation.


Ponora is also involved in many boards of directors in Québec. He was notably President of the Young Chinese Professionals Association, which was awarded “Best Young Chamber of Commerce of Québec 2012” during his term. He was also one of the four finalists for the award for “Director of the Year 2013 in Québec” given by the RJCCQ. Ponora was named “Top 20 Diversity Personalities of the Year 2013” by the Médiamosaique Press Association, in collaboration with ICI Radio-Canada, the CBC’s French television station. In 2015, he was named Eminent Young Overseas Chinese by the Chinese government. Ponora was also President of the Foundation of the Montreal Chinese Hospital, where the organization had realized its breaking record for fundraising during his term.


Ponora is co-author of “The Essential Guide to Settlement in Canada” (published in December 2013 by LexisNexis Butterworths Canada), a valuable practice manual designed for in-house counsel that is focused exclusively on the topic of settlement in Canada. In 2014, he spoke at a conference on alternative dispute resolution methods during a training program for Chinese judges offered by Canadian professors and judges.

2015 Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of China Named "Eminent Young Overseas Chinese 2015" by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of China
2013 Regroupement des Jeunes chambres de commerce du Quebec (RJCCQ) Finalist for the “Director of the Year 2013 in Québec” award, Regroupement des Jeunes Chambres de commerce du Québec
2013 Médiamosaique Press Association Named “Top 20 Diversity Personalities of the Year 2013” by the Médiamosaique Press Association and ICI Radio-Canada


  • Cert., Business Law for Canadian Lawyers China University of Political Science & Law
  • LLB, BCL McGill University

Community involvement

  • President, Foundation of the Montreal Chinese Hospital (2012-2016) 
  • Member of the board of directors, Montreal Chinese Hospital (2012-2016) 
  • President, Young Chinese Professionals Association (2011-2013)
  • Vice President, Young Chinese Professionals Association (2008-2011)
  • Member of the board of directors, Society of the Chinese Gardens, Botanical Garden of Montreal (2012-2015)
  • Mentor, Alumni Mentorship Program of McGill Faculty of Law (2015)
  • Special adviser, executive committee, Association of Chinese Cambodian in Canada (2016)
  • Mentor, Mentorship Program, Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal (2016)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Quebec Executive Committee, Canada China Business-Council (since 2015)
  • Member, International Development Committee, Montreal Bar Association (since 2014) 
  • Member, Montréal/Shanghai Liaison Committee, Montréal Bar Association (since 2014)
  • Member, Québec Bar Association (since 2006) 
  • Member, Young Bar Association of Montréal (since 2006) 
  • Member, Montreal Bar Association (since 2006) 
  • Member, Sino-Canadian Law Research Center (since 2014) 
  • Member, Defense Research Institute (since 2013) 
  • Member, Campaign Cabinet of Université de Montréal (since 2013) 
  • Director, Regroupement des Jeunes Chambres de commerce du Québec (2011-2013) 
  • Member, Cambodian Professional Alliance of Québec (2008-2012) 
  • External Advisor, Cambodian Professional Alliance of Québec (2010-2012)
  • Member, Chao Chow Quebec Association (Canada) (2016)
Article La responsabilité des manufacturiers, distributeurs et fournisseurs faisant affaires au Canada
Book The Essential Guide to Settlement Out of Court in Canada
Book L'Injonction Mareva - Une arme essentielle dans un contexte de fraude de l'entreprise
Special Documentary on Montreal, Canada, for the 150th anniversary of Canada Beijing TV
Doing Business within the Asian Markets : Opportunities, Risks and Challenges Speaker, public colloquium organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Quebec, Asian Contemporary Study and Research Group and the Stephen A. Jarislowky Chair of the international business management of the FSA ULaval. location location Quebec
Beyond Borders Speaker, Canada-China Relations in Business, Asia Pacific Law Association of McGill location location Montréal


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