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Dierk Ullrich, Partner | Co-Leader, Japan

Dierk Ullrich *

Partner | Co-Leader, Japan Fasken
Understanding the client’s objective from the start and anticipating the business issues is the hallmark to success.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2004
Language(s) German, English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Law Corporation


Dierk Ullrich is a corporate Partner in Vancouver, where he assists privately-held businesses, not-for-profit entities, financial and educational institutions on  mergers and acquisitions, financings, and general commercial matters. Dierk uses his in-depth experience to also advise clients on regulatory and compliance matters regarding consumer protection, financial services and payday loans, mortgage brokerage, and liquor licensing.


With considerable expertise in the new BC Societies Act and the Canadian not-for-profit legislation, Dierk also regularly advises societies, charities and not-for-profits in Canada on a variety of governance and compliance matters.He also assists foreign businesses with their operations and distribution networks in Canada.


Prior to practicing corporate and business law, Dierk was a member our Vancouver litigation team representing telecommunications, transportation, technology and education sector clients on matters relating to competition law, real estate, business practices, administrative and constitutional law.


  • Recognized in Corporate Law in Vancouver, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 to 2022
  • Charter of Rights and Freedoms 20th Anniversary National Essay Contest Award, Canadian Bar Association 2002
2002 Canadian Bar Association Charter of Rights and Freedoms 20th Anniversary National Essay Contest Award Charter of Rights and Freedoms 20th Anniversary National Essay Contest Award for the University of British Columbia, Department of Justice Canada and Canadian Bar Association, 2002

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • Diplom-Jurist Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität
  • LLB University of British Columbia
  • LLM University of British Columbia
  • 1st State Exam, (Law) Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität

Community involvement

  • Community Advisor, Canada Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Research Society
  • Former Director, German-Canadian Benevolent Society
  • Mentor and Presenter in the World Trade Centre Vancouver’s Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) (2018-present)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • CBABC Provincial Council and National Council Member
  • Officer, CBABC Executive Committee
  • Past Chair, CBABC Business of Law Committee
  • Past Chair, CBABC BarTalk Editorial Board
  • Treasurer, CBABC Animal Law Subsection
  • American Bar Association
  • American Society of International Law
  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • The University of British Columbia Alumni Association
  • Japan-Canada Chamber of Commerce
  • Vancouver Board of Trade


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Speaker Virtual Meetings - Tips, Traps and the Future CLE BC - Charities and Not-For-Profit Law Conference 2021
Speaker BC's New Arbitration Act and Changes at VanIAC CBABC ADR - Vancouver


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