Rebecca Huang's litigation practice is directed towards complex corporate and commercial matters. She has worked in a wide variety of matters including shareholder disputes, defamation, fraud prosecution, contract disputes, infringement of trade secrets, OSC investigations and class actions. She regularly represents and advises public and private companies on commercial disputes and risk management. She has extensive trial and appellate experience before the Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal in Ontario. She is also experienced in international and domestic arbitration.
Rebecca strongly believes in public service, and has been holding leadership positions in the governing bodies for the engineers and accountants in Ontario.
On March 19, 2008, Rebecca was appointed by the Ontario government as a Lieutenant-Governor Appointee to the Council of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) for a three-year term. The Ontario government has renewed her appointment twice for a total of nine years until 2017. PEO is the licensing and regulatory body for over 80,000 professional engineers in Ontario. It fulfills the same role for professional engineers as the Law Society of Upper Canada for lawyers. She was a long-time member of PEO’s Executive Committee. Rebecca conducted many discipline hearings against professional engineers who were prosecuted for professional misconduct under the Professional Engineers Act, and issued decisions with reasons on alleged misconduct and penalty.
In 2011, Rebecca was appointed by the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario to chair discipline hearings over CMAs who have been charged with professional misconduct under the Certified Management Accountants Act. In March 2014, she was appointed to the Discipline Committee of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario for the purpose of conducting discipline hearings over accountants who have been charged with professional misconduct under the Chartered Accountants Act and the Certified Management Accountants Act.
Rebecca regularly volunteers as an amicus curiae before the Ontario Court of Appeal through Pro Bono Law Ontario.
CHT Inc. v. Zhang et. al. – successfully represented the plaintiff Chinese company in the prosecution of a civil fraud and embezzlement proceeding against its former executive and recovered illicit assets.
Shareholder Disputes, Breach of Fiduciary Obligations
- Aronowicz et al. v. Emtwo Properties Inc. – represented the plaintiffs in a shareholder oppression proceeding in the context of a closely-held private corporation.
- An Ontario renewable energy development company – successfully represented the company in its disputes with its former joint venture partner.
Breach of Contractual Obligations
Jay-Lor Inc. v. Worldwide Sires Inc. (China) – represented the defendant in connection with the contract disputes arising from the prior distribution of certain products in the Chinese market; successfully brought a jurisdictional motion to stay the Ontario action.
Trade Secret Litigation
Representing a world leading industrial water and chemical purification system supplier and prosecuting infringing activities by its former distributors and agents.
Jiang v. Sing Tao Newspaper et. al – acted as lead counsel at an 11-day defamation trial representing an Ontario lawyer in connection with a defamatory article published by the defendant newspaper and reporter.
Yee and Gallagher v. Aurelian Resources Inc. – represented warrantholders in a securities class action against a TSX company. In this case, the class member’s warrants expired purportedly due to the company’s failure to take certain steps.
Chiang (Trustee of) v. Winner International Group Ltd. et al. – successfully represented Winner International Group Ltd. at trial (which lasted over two months) and its owner in a bankruptcy, fraud and conspiracy matter involving evidence and witnesses from Ontario, California, Hong Kong and Mainland China.
- A director of a Chinese TSX company – representing the director who was investigated by the Ontario Securities Commission.
- Sino-Forest Corporation - represented the TSX company in connection with the investigations of the Board's Independent Committee and its professional advisors.
- Bachelor of Laws, Xiamen University, China, 1988-1992
- Master of Business Administration, University of Victoria, 1996-1998
- LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2002-2005
- Master of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2013-2015
- Ontario Bar Association
- The Advocates' Society
- York Region Law Association