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.