Carina Chiu is building a commercial litigation and dispute resolution practice with a focus on complex corporate matters, including partnership and shareholder disputes, such as oppression and business valuation claims. She is also developing significant experience in commercial real estate and natural resource related disputes.

In the course of her practice, Carina collaborates with other firm members to develop and execute strategies to advance the interests of clients in court or through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms. She has appeared as counsel before the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the provincial court of British Columbia.

Representative Matters

  • Acted as junior counsel for luxury car manufacturer participant in the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia.
  • Acted for various clients seeking injunctive relief, including in respect of protests disrupting the functioning of business and in respect of landlord-tenant disputes.
  • Defended arbitration claim in relation to interpretation of commercial real estate contract, resulting in dismissal of all claims against client.
  • Successful defence of application to overturn garnishing order obtained on ex parte basis in the amount of $600,000.
  • Successful application to lift settlement privilege and compel production of certain documents relevant to litigation.


Rankings & Recognitions

  • Health Law Moot Top Oralist Award – 2017
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2022) as a ‘One to Watch’ in the area of Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Community Involvement

  • Access Pro Bono, Barristers’ Roster and Tribunal Program – Volunteer Counsel
  • Beedie Luminaries Scholarship Program – Volunteer Mentor
  • Canadian Bar Association British Columbia (CBABC) Law Student Mentorship Program – Volunteer Mentor

Directorships & Affiliations

  • NutritionLink Services Society – Director & Chair of Grants Committee
  • The Advocates’ Society – Member

Education & Admissions

Called to the Alberta bar
Called to the British Columbia bar
JD University of Alberta
BA (Honours) University of Calgary


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In the Bag: Court Certifies Class Action for Westjet Baggage Fees

In the Bag: Court Certifies Class Action for Westjet Baggage Fees

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Jan 29, 2021