June Spotlight: Haifeng Hu
Our June Spotlight is Haifeng Hu. He is an associate lawyer at Stikeman Elliott LLP.
1. How did you first get involved with FACL BC?
I have known Steven Ngo since 2015 when we were both working in Calgary. When I moved to Vancouver in 2022, I reached out to him to see what I can do for our community. At that time, he was looking for law firms to host an in-person networking event together with the Asia Pacific Law Club at UBC Allard Law. I had the pleasure to help FACL and APLC host this event and the rest is history.
2. What has been your favourite FACL event or initiative so far?
The 2022 FACL Annual Gala as we are stronger in numbers!
3. What is something that not many people know about you?
I graduated from Quest University Canada and my son was born this February.
4. What advice would you give yourself if you were to go back in time?
You don’t need a business degree to practice corporate law, but you do need to educate yourself on key business issues. Without a solid understanding of your clients' concerns and goals, corporate lawyering can be tedious, and you burn out faster. Seeing the bigger picture behind a transaction will lead to better execution and is a key quality when leading complicated negotiations.