Carina Chiu 

Carina Chiu

Vancouver
Royal Centre, Suite 1500
1055 West Georgia Street, PO Box 11117
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4N7

t: 604.691.7416
e: carina.chiu@mcmillan.ca

overview

Carina Chiu is a litigation associate based in the Vancouver office. She assists clients with a variety of commercial litigation matters.

Carina received her J.D. from the University of Alberta, where she worked as a Research Assistant for the Health Law Institute. As a Teaching Fellow, she taught first year law students foundational legal research and writing skills during her third year of law school.

Carina co-founded the Law Students for Inclusion & Diversity Student Group at the Faculty of Law. She acted as Co-President of the Group for two years. During this time, she worked to bring awareness to diversity and inclusion issues affecting the Faculty, by liaising with students, faculty, administration, and external organizations.

Carina is a classically trained pianist and holds her Associate’s Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has eight years of experience teaching beginner to advanced piano and music theory.

Prior to attending law school, Carina obtained an honors degree in Psychology from the University of Calgary. During this time, she co-authored several publications in neuropsychology. She also studied and conducted research in moral psychology.

Representative Matters

  • Confidential client. Successful defence of arbitration claim in relation to interpretation of commercial real estate contract, resulting in dismissal of all claims against client.
  • Green Stream Botanicals Corp. v Pivot Pharmaceuticals Inc., 2020 BCSC 166. Successful defence of application to overturn garnishing order in the amount of $600,000.

Publications

Education

  • University of Alberta, J.D. - 2017
  • University of Calgary, B.A. (Honours) - 2013

Year Of Call

  • Called to the British Columbia bar - 2018
  • Called to the Alberta bar - 2018

Practices

arbitration
business litigation
dispute resolution
litigation

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • NutritionLink Services Society – Director
  • The Advocates’ Society - Member

Community Involvement

  • Access Pro Bono, Barristers' Roster and Tribunal Program - Volunteer Counsel
  • Beedie Luminaries Scholarship Program - Volunteer Mentor

Awards & Rankings

  • Health Law Moot Top Oralist Award - 2017
  • Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) Award – 2012
  • Dean’s List, Faculty of Arts - 2011
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Carina Chiu is a litigation associate based in the Vancouver office. She assists clients with a variety of commercial litigation matters.

Carina received her J.D. from the University of Alberta, where she worked as a Research Assistant for the Health Law Institute. As a Teaching Fellow, she taught first year law students foundational legal research and writing skills during her third year of law school.

Carina co-founded the Law Students for Inclusion & Diversity Student Group at the Faculty of Law. She acted as Co-President of the Group for two years. During this time, she worked to bring awareness to diversity and inclusion issues affecting the Faculty, by liaising with students, faculty, administration, and external organizations.

Carina is a classically trained pianist and holds her Associate’s Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has eight years of experience teaching beginner to advanced piano and music theory.

Prior to attending law school, Carina obtained an honors degree in Psychology from the University of Calgary. During this time, she co-authored several publications in neuropsychology. She also studied and conducted research in moral psychology.

  • Confidential client. Successful defence of arbitration claim in relation to interpretation of commercial real estate contract, resulting in dismissal of all claims against client.
  • Green Stream Botanicals Corp. v Pivot Pharmaceuticals Inc., 2020 BCSC 166. Successful defence of application to overturn garnishing order in the amount of $600,000.