Selena Lu

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Partner

Selena Lu is a partner in the Business Law group. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and the drafting of standard contracts, including leases, franchise agreements, distribution agreements and financing agreements. 

She frequently advises clients abroad on commercial law matters relating to investment and expansion in Canada. Selena has strong business acumen and offers practical and innovative solutions to her clients, who are mainly entrepreneurs and owner-operators.

Selena also has extensive experience in corporate governance, having served on several boards of directors, including those of the Caisse Desjardins De Lorimier-Villeray, the Montreal Chinese Garden Society and the Fashion & Design Festival. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés.

Since July 2018, Selena has been President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal (JCCM).

Selena has held several leadership roles since the beginning of her career and has actively contributed to the Chinese community in Montréal.  In 2014, she was elected President of the Young Chinese Professionals Association (YCPA) and recognized as an “Eminent Young Overseas Chinese” by the Chinese Consulate in Montréal. In 2017, Selena chaired the organizing committee of the Montreal Chinese Hospital Foundation Ball. In 2019, she was invited to Montréal City Hall to sign the Golden Book in recognition of her volunteer contribution to the Chinese community in Montréal.

Recognized as one of Entreprendre magazine’s Top 100 Women Leaders, Selena is regularly invited as a speaker on governance, diversity and inclusion, and leadership.

Distinctions

  • Recipient of the Lys de la Diversité Award for social and community involvement
  • Named “Diversity Personality of the Year” in Média Mosaïque’s Diversity Top 20 of 2019.
  • Finalist in the “Women’s Leadership” and “Junior Chamber of Commerce of the Year” categories as part of the 2016 Grands Prix de la relève d'affaires of the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec
  • Recipient of the “Activity of the Year” award for the Orchid Ball as part of the 2016 Grands Prix de la relève d'affaires of the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec
  • Appointed in 2015 as an “Eminent Young Overseas Chinese” by the Chinese Consulate in Montréal and selected to participate in a trade mission to Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai

Education

  • “Next-Generation Directors”, Université Laval’s Continuing Education General Directorate and the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés, 2014
  • LL.B., Université de Montréal, 2009
  • B.Comm., McGill University, 2005

Boards and Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Barreau du Québec since 2010
  • President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal (2018-2019)
  • Member of the Community Advisory Committee of Aéroports de Montréal (2018–2019)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM) (2018–2019)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (2017–)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Fashion & Design Festival (2017–2018)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (2017–)
  • Chair of the organizing committee of the Montreal Chinese Hospital Foundation Ball (2017)
  • Member of the jury of the JiuDing Club Scholarship (2016–2017)
  • President of the Association of Young Chinese Professionals (YCPA) (2015–2016)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Caisse Desjardins De Lorimier-Villeray (2014–2016)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Chinese Garden Society (2014–2016)
  • Member of the Honour Circle and angel investor of the OSM Young Ambassadors Club (2012–2014)
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