Derek Lai

Partner, Incorporated, Senior Vice President, Crowe MacKay & Company Ltd.

1100 - 1177 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, British Columbia  V6E 4T5


Derek is best described as experienced, effective, and knowledgeable. While these attributes have established Derek as a frontrunner in the industry, it is his demeanor and ability to make his clients feel comfortable that have earned him the title of trusted advisor. Well-informed not just of the insolvency process, Derek ensures a smooth process that gains the confidence of those he serves. Derek practices in the area of both consumer and corporate insolvency and restructuring, and strives to offer service that is responsive, honest, and creative. His commercial insolvency experience includes private and court appointed receiverships, bankruptcies, and CCAAs.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chartered Professional Accountants Canada
  • Certified Management Accountants of British Columbia
  • Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals
  • British Columbia Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals
  • Young Insolvency Professionals Society of British Columbia and Alberta
  • Licensed Insolvency Trustee with the Office of the Superintendents of Bankruptcy
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


  • Financial Management diploma specializing in Corporate Finance, British Columbia Institute of Technology