STRATEGIC COUNSEL

We lead major legal projects and provide strategic counsel to many corporate counsel, including major nonprofits, private equity funds, and government entities.

 What We’ve Done

  • Structured a major provincial stewardship organization
  • Assessed the current state of benchmarking practices within a federal government ministry and recommended changes
  • Assessed technology to be used as the backbone for a provincial government ministry’s knowledge management initiative
  • Developed a new business model for a global aviation industry association
  • Provided strategic counsel on acquisition and financing projects for private equity funds
  • Improved the ability of one of B.C.’s largest nonprofit funder to realize measurable social impacts in the community by developing new operational processes
  • Helped adjudicators of a provincial professional regulator make more effective decisions by developing and delivering a new decision-making model focused on risk-based regulation principles
  • Advised the B.C. Attorney-General on the drafting of B.C.’s innovative Administrative Tribunals Act
  • Improved the Board governance practice of a Canadian airport authority by auditing its practices, identifying areas for improvement, and delivering customized training
  • Led numerous board retreats for some of B.C.’s most prominent and largest nonprofits’

What Clients Say

“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 keeps 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 new awareness of how we could link and leverage our work for positive social change.”

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

“We needed simple, practical, and cost-effective senior-level securities and corporate advice to help us structure our venture financing and corporate finance business appropriately. Ascendion delivered. We found Chilwin’s unique combination of executive experience, business knowledge, and technical legal skills helped us create our strategy. We’ll be looking to have Chilwin help us make deals happen.”

Omar Ladak, Partner, Noverra Capital and Consulting Partners, Vancouver, BC, September 2009

“Ascendion helped Asana Health Products Canada position itself for growth. Chilwin re-organized our capital structure to make us more attractive for private investment, presented us with financing options, and gave us sound advice on many aspects of our supply-chain and sales distribution operation. We continue to rely on Chilwin to solve our ongoing legal and business strategy challenges. By proposing creative fee arrangements, we feel like Chilwin is working with us, not against us and we never feel reluctant to pick up the phone to ask his advice. He’s a real entrepreneur and advisor.”

Cory Cuthbert, President and Founder, Asana Health Products Canada Inc. and Asana Health Products International Inc., Vancouver, B.C., October 2009