Adam Soliman is a barrister and solicitor who specializes in business law and civil litigation. He provides legal counsel to clients and handles a range of matters from corporate restructuring to commercial litigation and defamation cases.

By combining expertise in both business law and civil litigation, Adam brings great value to his clients in the event that their needs overlap across both fields. He takes a relationship-focused approach to his work with a primary focus on helping clients build trust and confidence in him.

Adam’s areas of focus in business law include incorporating companies, shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, contract review and drafting, commercial lease review and drafting, corporate restructuring, debt recovery, dispute resolution, buying and selling businesses, commercial property conveying, and development projects.

His work in civil litigation includes cases in business litigation, property disputes, shareholders disputes, creditor / debtor disputes, and claims for negligence and damages.

In addition to his robust work experience in business law and civil litigation, Adam is passionate about international environmental law and human rights. He teaches and lectures at several universities including the University of Hong Kong, Dalian Maritime University (China), and University of Calgary. He also taught at the University of British Columbia where he is now pursuing his PhD. Through 2014 and 2015, Adam was a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School where he spent the academic year lecturing and working on his research.



  • PhD in Law, University of British Columbia, Canada, forthcoming 2023
  • LLM in Agriculture and Food Law, University of Arkansas, USA, 2013
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2012
  • MSc. in Agriculture Economics, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2010
  • BSc. in Agriculture Economics, University of Alexandria, Egypt, 1999


  • Project Management Certificate, Strategic Leadership Specialization, University of British Columbia, December 2009
  • Certificate of Achievement, Negotiation, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, December 2009
  • Graduate Student Certificate Program in Teaching in Higher Education, University of British Columbia, May 2009

MBA Modules

  • Public-Private Partnerships, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, March 2009
  • Consulting for Organizational Behavior, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, May 2009

Facilitation, Coaching and Leadership Workshops

  • Leadership for the 21st Century: Chaos, Conflict and Courage, Dubai School of Government and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, March 2010
  • Coaching for Leadership Excellence, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, December 2009
  • Leading Change, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, November 2009
  • The Journey of Facilitation and Collaboration: An Integral Approach, University of British Columbia, July 2009
  • Instructional Skills Workshop, Center for Teaching and Academic Growth, University of British Columbia, March 2009

Negotiation Workshops

  • Changing Minds: The Art of Persuasion, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, March 2010
  • Advanced Negotiation Skills, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, May 2009
  • Strategies, Skills and Tactics of Negotiations, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, March 2009


  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Law and Economics Association
  • American Law and Economics Association
  • American Agricultural Law Association
  • Canadian Agricultural Economics Society
  • Food and Drug Law Institute
  • Western Agriculture Economics Association
  • International Association of Agricultural Economists
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member: Richmond Food Security Society (August 2013 – October 2014)
  • Board Member: The Sharing Farm (March 2014 – October 2014)


Selected Academic Publications

  • Soliman A., Yip Tik Shun, Ng Ming Yin, Chan Yuen Sze, and Feng Chunyin, Fishmongers: Towards a Regulatory Framework for Labelling Seafood in Hong Kong & Beyond, ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, Fall2018, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p57-87. 31p.
  • Song, A. and Soliman, A., Situating human rights in the context of fishing rights – contributions and contradictions, Marine Policy, Volume 103, May 2019, Pages 19-26
  • Soliman, A. and Yip, H., Nanotechnology Regulation in Hong Kong: A Comparative Legal Study, City University of Hong Kong Law Review, vol 5(1), 2015
  • Soliman, A., Achieving Sustainability through Community Based Fisheries Management Schemes: Legal and Constitutional Analysis Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, Vol. XXVI, 2014
  • Soliman, A., Do private property rights promote sustainability? Examining Individual Transferable Quotas in Fisheries, Seattle Journal of Environmental Law, Volume 4, May 2014
  • Soliman, A., Duty of Stewardship and Fisheries Governance: A Proposed Framework, Maritime Studies, 2014 13:11.
  • Soliman, A., China’s Anti-dumping Regime and its Compliance with Anti-dumping Principles: An Analysis Using Agricultural Dumping Case Studies, University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review, Spring 2014
  • Soliman, A., Using Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs) To Achieve Social Policy Objectives: A Proposed Intervention, Marine Policy 45C (2014), pp. 76-81
  • Soliman, A., Individual Transferable Quotas in World Fisheries: Addressing Legal and Rights-Based Issues, Ocean and Coastal Management Journal, Volume 87, January 2014, Pages 102–113
  • Soliman, A., Property Rights and Individual Transferable Quotas in the U.S.: A Legal Overview, Newsletter on Climate Change, Sustainability Development, and Ecosystems, American Bar Association, April 2013
  • Soliman, A., ITQs and Fisheries Management: Policy Risk in Canadian Sablefish, in 2012: New Rules of Trade?, International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, 2012
  • Soliman, A. and Roggeveen, I., Global Solutions for Biofuel Certification Schemes: A Comparative Analysis, City University of Hong Kong Law Review, vol 2(3), 2012
  • Soliman, A., Impacts of ITQs in Canadian Sablefish Fisheries: An Economic Analysis, M.Sc. Thesis, University of British Columbia, 2010

Book Contributions

  • Alaska’s Community Quota Entities Program for Halibut and Sablefish: between governability challenges & opportunities, Chapter 16 of Interactive Governance for Small-Scale Fisheries, published within the MARE Series at Springer published May 30, 2015
  • Stewardship as a Legal Duty, in McConney, P., R. Medeiros and M. Pena. Eds. 2014. Enhancing Stewardship in Small-Scale Fisheries: Practices and Perspectives. Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) and Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. CERMES Technical Report No. 73

Selected Non-Academic Articles

  • Hong Kong Offers a Growing Opportunity to Australia’s Food Producers, Hong Kong Business, July 2013
  • Genetically Engineered Salmon: Can Producers be Required to Label it?, IntraFish, April 2013
  • Why Canadian Agriculture Economics Programs Should Offer Agriculture and Food Law Courses, Newsletter, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society, March 2013
  • Seafood Markets and Their Potential, Fish Info & Services, March 2013
  • Maintaining a Rich Seafood Market in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Business, March 2013
  • Can Social Media Enhance Food Safety?, Food Safety News, January 2013
  • Wet Markets in China: A Food Safety Perspective, Food Safety News, December 2012
  • Do Nanomaterials Pose Health Risks? What Science Has to Say, Food Safety News, November 2012
  • Halal: More Than A Niche, Food Safety News, October 2012
  • The Need For Stronger Nanotechnology Regulations, Food Safety News, October 2012
  • Fisheries Law Update (bi-annual publication commenced June 2013)
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