We are committed to being a socially responsible legal practice.

We strive to be a firm that not only provides high quality legal services to our clients but also contributes in a real way to the broader public good.

We believe that the greatest assets we have to give to the community are the skill and commitment of our people. That is why we focus our efforts in this area on providing time and resources for each of our legal staff to participate in pro bono (free) legal services directly to not-for-profit sector.

We have been acting for 50 non-for-profit and charity organisations.

We are also active in providing pro bono legal education and information to the community. Aside from holding seminars, Derek Lo has been the regular guest of SBS Radio program for 17 years and host of a TVB television show to promote legal awareness of the society. 


Partnership with Not-For-Profit Organisations


Lion Club of Melbourne Sino Innovation 


Australian Chinese

Jockey Club


Chinese Women’s Association of Victoria 


Way In Network


Australian Chinese Charity Foundation Inc. 


Asian Business Association of Whitehorse

Community Charity Events

Sandwich-making for Hungry Kids 

Collaborating with Eat Up, our staff made 750 sandwiches in an hour for Aussie kids who are not managed to get lunch at schools. 

Charity Walk 

Canaan Lawyers participated in the Charity Walk hosted by the Salvation Army and Foot Solutions and acted as the legal advisor for the event. The event served to raise funds for the disadvantaged groups in Australia. 

Legal Education
Business Networking Events

KVB Kunlun

Charles Wang, the Senior Manager of Market Development of KVB Kunlun was the guest speaker of the event. He shared with a group of Chinese businessmen and professionals about effective foreign exchange strategies on business’ transaction management.

Alipay Australia

Ms Coco Hao, the Market Development Manager of Alipay Australia, was the guest speaker of the event. She shared about strategies on setting up and maintaining companies’ transactions and management through online trading platforms, QR codes as well as mobile apps. 

ANZ Australia

Mr. Yuting Yang, Chief Economist of ANZ Bank Greater China, was the speaker.  In the event, he discussed the development trend of China’s One Belt One Road in the next 20 years, and addressed issues such as the shrink in production capacity and property market, as well as economic impacts of deleveraging.

Lindt Chocolate Cafés and Shops

Mr. Andy Toming, Brand Representative of Lindt Corporate Brand Representative was the guest speaker for this event. He shared with guests about how to choose the best festive corporate gifts and provided varied flavours of Lindt chocolates for tasting.

Winestyles Magazine

Mr. Vincent Lam, the editor of Wine·Weishang Magazine, was the guest speaker. He shared his wine-tasting knowledge and skills and teach guests to make professional comment on a variety of fine wines. 

Half the Sky Foundation Australia

Ms Lauren O’Hara, Director of Half the Sky Foundation Australia, and Ms Veronica Reich, Director of Public Relations, were guest speakers of the event.

Meanwhile, Mr. Guy Russo, the founding director and vice chairman of the Half the Sky Foundation (is also the CEO of Kmart), explained to us the importance of helping orphans in rural China and hence the aim of Half the Sky foundation.


Ms Dionne Felix, Mont Blanc’s marketing manager was the special guest speaker for the event. She shared with the guests about Montblanc’s prestigious brand history and its exclusive boutique pens and watches. The event also celebrated   the 110th anniversary of the establishment of Montblanc.

TVB (Australia) Pty Ltd

Ms Sherry Li, District Manager of Victoria, Victoria District Manager was the guest  speaker. She shared with the guest about the importance of Australian companies in pursuing  information integration with China, and explained the potential business opportunities of TVB TV set-top boxes.

Contact us if you are interested. 

We are always looking for ways to increase the impact of the pro bono legal work that we do. If you are a member of a not for profit charitable organisation and would like legal assistance please write to us at info@www.canaanlawyers.com.au outlining the work your organisation does and the type of assistance you require. We cannot guarantee that we will have the resources to assist in every instance but all requests will be carefully considered.