Clive Ansley

Mr. Ansley speaks and reads Chinese. He holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chinese Studies from the University of British Columbia. He also holds an L.L.B degree from the University of Windsor and an L.L.M. degree from the University of London. As a former professor of Chinese History, Civilization, and Law, Mr. Ansley taught at the University of Windsor, the University of British Columbia, the Law Faculty of Shanghai’s Fudan University, and the Law Faculty of Shanghai’s Jiaotong University, Mr. Ansley is familiar with both Canadian law and Chinese law. Practising since 1983, Mr. Ansley has handled many criminal litigation cases in Canada, and over 300 litigation cases in China.

Professional Positions:

Member of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) for The International Coalition to End Organ Pillaging in China
Member of the Board of Directors and Legal Counsel for Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH)
Principal, Ansley & Company, Courtenay, B.C. (2004-Present)
Special Counsel of Arvay Finlay, Courtenay (2003-2004)
Senior Consultant of Holman Fenwick & Willan, Shanghai (2001-2003)
Resident Partner of Bull, Housser & Tupper, Shanghai (1994-2001)
Resident Partner of Bull, Housser & Tupper, Taiwan (1989-1994)
Resident Partner of Bull, Housser & Tupper, Hong Kong (1989)
Chief Representative of Bull, Housser & Tupper, Shanghai (1987-1989)
Business Representative of Canadian Pacific Airlines, Shanghai (1986-1987)
Business Representative of Linbridge Inc., Shanghai (1985-1986)
Associate at Burnet & Fenton, Vancouver (1983-1984)

China-related Legal Work:
Construction Contracts in Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hebei Province for German Oil Company and American industrial Manufacturers
Distribution Agreements for assorted foreign manufacturers in China
Employment contracts for Chinese and foreign personnel on behalf of numerous foreign owned or foreign controlled enterprises in China
General Counsel to major foreign bank on banking operations in China
General Counsel to major manufacturer of space technology
Ground lease agreements - Drafting of, for American and Canadian clients
Incorporation/establishment of wholly foreign owned enterprises and representative offices
Joint Venture contracts for German, Belgian, Canadian, and American clients
Licence Agreements for foreign clients transferring technology to China


Shipbuilding contracts --- negotiating and drafting shipbuilding contracts for Canadian shipping companies
Litigation: Directed all litigation for Bull, Housser & Tupper in China, 1986-1989, and 1994 to May, 2001, including:
i. Actions against Chinese parties on behalf of two foreign banks;
ii. Acting for foreign investor against oil refinery owned by one of China’s largest state owned corporations
iii. Action against foreign developer by foreign engineering firm
iv. Retained by Baker & McKenzie as expert witness on the Chinese court system in foreign litigation by major American bank against Chinese State Trading Corporation


Mergers and Acquisitions:
i. Asset Acquisitions - acting on behalf of American manufacturers in the acquisition of assets belonging to Chinese state and collective enterprises
ii. Acquisition of pharmaceutical company by Canadian corporation
iii. Merger of Shanghai trading corporation, Xiamen manufacturing company and Hebei manufacturing company
iv. Real Estate Acquisitions - purchase of office building by foreign party
Patent and Trademark applications (liasing with Chinese agents only):
Tariff Classification - Advising major American forest products company on importation of products into China

Awards and Honours:
China Monitor, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (2004)
President, Canadian Business Forum and Canada China Business Council in Shanghai (2001)
Vice President, Canadian Business Forum in Shanghai (1999)
President, Canadian Business Forum in Shanghai (1998)
Secretary, Canadian Business Forum in Shanghai (1997)
Board Member, Canadian Business Forum in Shanghai (1996)
Director of Canadian Society in Taiwan (1992, 1993)
Supervisor of Canadian Society in Taiwan (1991)
President - University of Windsor Faculty Association (1979 - 1980)
President - Windsor China-Canada Friendship Association (1977 - 1979)
Director - Canadian Society for Asian Studies (1972 - 1974)