Henry Ka | Watson Goepel LLP

Henry M. Ka 贾默 Associate


“Law doesn’t exist in a vacuum. When I give advice to my clients I always consider how it may practically affect their transaction as well as their rights and obligations.”

Henry is an Associate in the Business Group at Watson Goepel LLP. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters, having acted on numerous transactions for clients across the Asian-Pacific community. Prior to beginning his legal practice, Henry spent several years working for one of the largest financial institutions in the globe and has brought his experience in private and commercial lending to Watson Goepel LLP. Henry also practices in the area of immigration law, advising clients on a variety of issues ranging from business immigration to family sponsorship applications.

Henry speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese. An avid amateur cook, he enjoys spending his weekends testing new recipes with his two young daughters.



National Committee on Accreditation, 2012

MA Law, University of Bristol (UK), 2010

BA, University of British Columbia, 2005


British Columbia, 2014

Work Highlights

  • Acted for purchaser in hotel acquisitions in British Columbia and Alberta
  • Acted for private lenders in project financing by completing due diligence and preparing security and loan documentation
  • Acted for purchaser in acquisition of aqua-culture facility in Powell River
  • Acted for plaintiff in the successful pursuit of civil claim against fraudulent immigration consultant

Publications and Presentations

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Co-President, Irwin Park Tree House
  • Member, North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce


  • Awarded the UBC Chapman Distinguished Service Award

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House on Hill

16 January 2023

Comprehensive Summary of the Prohibition of Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act

On January 1, 2023, the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act (the “Act”) came into force. Under section 4(1) of the Act, non-Canadians will be prohibited from purchased any residential property in Canada. Defining The Meaning Of “Residential Property” The term “Residential Property” is defined section 2 of the Act as:…

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11 April 2022

Double Protection for Prospective Homeowners Coming Soon

In recent weeks, we have seen a flurry of activity by both Provincial and Federal Governments aiming to cool down the red-hot housing market in Canada. On April 7, 2022, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in his federal budget that he will be imposing a two-year ban on home purchases by foreign nationals. While precise…

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26 March 2020

Execution of legal documents during COVID-19: Land transactions

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has disrupted Canadian life in ways that our citizens and residents have not experienced since World War II. Mobility has been restricted to unprecedented levels, but still, commerce continues, albeit conservatively. Land related transactions are one of the most common occurrences at a lawyer’s office where, almost always, the…

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