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Shin, Jay

Senior Foreign Attorney

(Canada, BC)


Jay Shin is a corporate and commercial lawyer licensed in British Columbia, Canada with over 25 years of experience representing Korean and international corporations in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, project financing, banking and real estate transactions, and energy and resource transactions. Jay Shin’s past experiences include leading the Korea practices of Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP and Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP, two of the largest Canadian law firms, and a partner with Yulchon LLC, being a leading international law firm based in Seoul, Korea.

As the partner heading up the Vancouver practice of D’LIGHT Law Group, Jay is uniquely positioned to advise Korea’s startup and technology based businesses looking to broaden its international reach by taking advantage of Vancouver’s geographical and cultural closeness to Asia and Vancouver’s rapidly growing tech sector making Vancouver one of North America’s premier tech hubs. Also, as the partner of the first and only Korean law firm with presence in Canada, Mr. Shin is focused on providing seamless legal services to international clients with businesses in Canada and Korea.

In addition to maintaining his practice, between 2014 and 2015, Jay was an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Energy and Mineral Resources at the Faculty of Engineering at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea where he taught International Mining Transactions to mid to senior level managers of Korean State-owned enterprises and multinational corporations. Previously, Jay was an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia from 2011 to 2013 and an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of International Area Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea from 1999 to 2000 where he taught Public International Law, International Arbitration & Negotiations, and Business & Law.


  • 1997-1999

Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson

  • 1999-2000

Associate Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

  • 2000-2001

Foreign Legal Counsel, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

  • 2001-2009

Boughton Law Corporation

  • 2011-2012

Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law

  • 2009-2013

Borden Ladner Gervais

  • 2013-2015

Partner, Yulchon LLC

  • 2014-2015

Adjunct Professor, Hanyang University, Department of Energy and Mineral Resources

  • 2015-2016

Gowling WLG

  • 2017-2022

Remedios & Company

  • 2022-present

Partner, Head of Vancouver Practice, D’LIGHT Law Group


  • 1985

University of Toronto, Human Biology (B.Sc.)

  • 1989

University of British Columbia, Mechanical Engineering (B.A.Sc.)

  • 1991

Schulich School of Business, York University, Mechanical Engineering (M.B.A)

  • 1996

University of British Columbia (J.D.)

  • 이전고시 이후 조합원으로부터 부동산을 양수한 자의 지위 (건설법연구회, 2012)
  • 이주대책대상자 선정기준에 대한 쟁점 (건설법연구회, 2013)
  • 국가자격시험에서 장애인의 정당한 편의제공에 대한 정책모니터링 연구 (공저, 국가인권위원회, 2014)
  • 우생학, 낙태, 모성권, 자기결정권-장애여성의 재생산권 (공저, 강동구, 2014)
  • 업무중 의지가 파손된 자에 대한 요양급여 지급 (판례연구, 2015)
  • 중증장애인 노동권 증진을 위한 실태 조사 (공저, 국가인권위원회, 2015)
  • 지역발달장애인지원센터 운영매뉴얼 개발 연구 (공저, 보건복지부, 2015)
  • 판례평석: 공무원 채용면접절차에서 장애인 편의 미제공에 따른 불합격 처분취소 (서울대사회보장법연구회, 2016)
  • 이용자의 도전적 행동 관련 종사자 인권교육 교재개발 연구 (공저, 보건복지부, 2016)
  • 장애인 학대지표 및 실태조사 도구개발 연구 (공저, 사회복지공동모금회, 2016)
  • 장애인거주시설 무연고사망자 잔여재산 처리 및 장례절차 마련 연구 (공저, 사회복지법제연구, 2017)
  • 염전사건을 통해 본 장애인 학대사건의 효율적 사법지원 방안 (공저, 서울지방변호사회, 2017)
  • 콘텐츠분쟁 판례조사연구 (공저, 한국콘텐츠진흥원, 2018)
  • 항공기 리스에 관한 국내법의 개선방안 연구 (인하대학교, 2018)
  • 장애인 학대사건 법률지원매뉴얼 (공저, 서울시프로보노센터, 2019)


  • 1997

Admitted to bar, Canada (BC)


Korean and English (bilingual fluency), Limited working French

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