About Us

Who We Are

RealTimeCounsel Inc. is a Canadian corporation based in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, with offices in Toronto, Shanghai and Beijing.  We operate Trustiics.com, an online marketplace where small and medium-sized enterprises and individuals with international legal needs can get quality legal consultation, legal translation or legal due diligence directly, conveniently and affordably. 

We are a Global Member of the Canada China Business Council, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association and the China-Australia Chamber of Commerce.

What We Do

Trustiics.com is a legal marketplace that leverages the expertise of the best-trained legal professionals in foreign jurisdictions (with China being our first market) to provide expedient and high-quality consultation to international small and medium-sized businesses and individuals facing legal issues in that particular market. We provide a platform where international businesses and individuals such as expats can access direct, convenient and affordable legal services provided by well-trained English-speaking legal professionals from the local jurisdiction. Three types of services are available through Trustiics.com

  • Legal consultation
  • Legal document translation
  • Simple legal-related due diligence

Our Goal

Trustiics.com seeks to improve, through the use of information technology and the Internet, the efficiency of the legal services market for the benefit of international SMEs doing business in China and elsewhere. We want to break down geographic, linguistic and financial barriers for businesses looking for top-notch legal counsel.

Our Team

We have a truly international team of business lawyers, veteran software engineers and creative entrepreneurs.

Tianpeng Wang

Chief Executive Officer (Ottawa, Canada)

Tianpeng is a New York and China qualified lawyer with 15 years in practice at some of the most renowned law firms in China and worldwide: Jingtian & Gongcheng; Clifford Chance, Morrison & Foerster, and Linklaters. Tianpeng lives in Ottawa and he is a frequent speaker on China-related cross-border legal and business issues.


Wiley Wu

Chief Software Architect (Beijing, China)

Veteran software architect for 15+ years and expert in big data, database and data security, Wiley has been a co-founder and Chief Architect of two software start-ups in Beijing. Before that, he worked at Orange, Achievo and Hitachi as a software engineer .


Liz Goodman

Senior Manager, Digital Marketing (Ottawa, Canada)

Liz is a strategic marketing professional with more than 20 years’ experience working with global tech companies. Throughout her career, she has held a variety of marketing roles ranging from branding and public relations to product and digital marketing. She holds a degree in Political Studies from Queen’s University and currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario.


Mikaël Charette

Director, Business Development (Shanghai, China)

Mikaël is a Québec certified lawyer with over 15 years of global business experience, now living in Shanghai. He has significant experience doing cross-border transactions and investments in China, Canada, Europe and the U.S. and was the managing partner in China of an international law firm from 2009 to 2015.


Manager, Business Relationship (Shanghai, China)

Ines is a China and U.K. trained business manager with 10 years of experience as a business executive as well as a self-motivated entrepreneur.

Our Advisors

A group of world-class business executives, entrepreneurs and professionals provide us with valuable advice and guidance on our operations, business development, marketing activities and product design.
  • Dane Bedward, Advisor (Ottawa, Canada)

    Dane is an experienced entrepreneur in startup companies and a senior executive in large, multinational corporations, with extensive international experience in Canada, the U.S., Latin America, Asia and the E.U. His more than 25 years of experience has given him tremendous insight into all aspects of business management: commercialization, financing, regulation, planning and execution.
  • Frederic Chanay, Advisor (Montreal, Canada)

    Frederic is the managing partner and co-founder of Notik.ai, a Data Sciences consultancy company. A global executive and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience developing innovative products in the Mobile, Health Care and High-Tech industries, Frederic was previously the CEO and co-founder of multiple tech companies in Canada and the U.S. Driven by the passion to use technology to help people, Frederic has an extensive track record in building symbiotic teams across hardware, software and data sciences.
  • Andre Garber, Advisor (Toronto, Canada)

    Andre is a partner and the Director of the Startup & Emerging Company Services group at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, a Canadian international business law firm. Andre maintains a broad corporate law practice, advising venture capital firms and emerging and high-growth companies. Prior to joining Fasken, Andre founded the Canada Startup Program of one of the world’s largest law firms and has advised companies throughout their lifecycle from formation to exit.
  • Mychelle Mollot, Advisor (Ottawa, Canada)

    Mychelle loves technology and marketing, and marketing and technology… the order depends on the day. Currently, she is the CMO of Solace, a real-time event streaming company. Before Solace, Mychelle was CMO and head of product management for Klipfolio, a SaaS dashboard company. Previous to that, she was CMO for the Websphere and Business Analytics divisions of IBM where she launched the Smarter Analytics component of IBM’s Smarter Planet.
  • Mike Scanlin, Advisor (California, U.S.)

    Mike has been a venture capitalist since 2002, and is the founder of covered call investing site BornToSell.com (2009). Before being a VC, Mike was an investment banker during the late 90s (reading over 10,000 business plans in 4 years) and was a software engineer for 12 years before that; he worked at 3 startups: one was acquired and two went public on NASDAQ.

Quality Assurance Panel

This group of highly reputable lawyers and partners at leading Chinese law firms gives us hands-on help and guidance on various aspects of quality assurance, from providing our users with the most up-to-date legal insights to recommending and vetting top-quality legal professionals.
  • Haiping Deng, Partner of Jingtian & Gongcheng (Beijing, China)

    A Legal Expert in foreign direct investment, mergers & acquisitions and government regulatory issues in China with 20 years’ experience, Haiping formerly worked at the London-based “Magic Circle” firm Clifford Chance. Haiping is qualified in mainland China and the State of New York and holds an LL.B. and an LL.M. degree from Peking University and an LL.M. from the University of Georgia.

  • Chungang Dong, Partner of Jingtian & Gongcheng (Beijing, China)

    Chungang is an expert in dispute resolution. He has represented clients in hundreds of lawsuits before the Supreme People's Court of China, the Higher People’s Court of Beijing, CIETAC, Beijing Arbitration Commission, Shanghai Arbitration Commission, ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, etc., which have involved a variety of substantive areas such as trade, investment, real estate, finance, energy, technology and logistics. He has also advised clients or acted as PRC legal expert for litigation and arbitration heard in the U.S., Singapore and Hong Kong.
    Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Asia Law & Practice, Who’s Who Legal, LegalBand and other renowned legal publishers have ranked Chungang as a leading lawyer in the areas of litigation and commercial arbitration in China for many years in a row.

  • Daniel Li, Partner of Jingtian & Gongcheng (Shanghai, China)

    A Legal Expert in legal issues related to Foreign Direct Investment in China and general corporate issues, Daniel has over 20 years’ experience representing hundreds of international companies doing business in China and other Asian regions. Qualified in New York, Taiwan and mainland China, he holds law degrees from Harvard Law School and Taiwan University.

  • Chao Yang, Partner of Anjie Law Firm (Beijing, China)

    A Legal Expert in commercial arbitration and litigation, Ms. Yang has represented all kinds of international commercial arbitration and litigation cases before CIETAC, SCIA, SHIAC, BIAC, HKIAC and courts at all levels including China’s Supreme People’s Court. Ms. Yang was awarded the distinction of China’s national “Litigation Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation 2019.
  • Hong Zheng, Partner of Tee & Howe (Beijing, China)

    Hong Zheng is a legal expert in IPR with over 15 years of experience, ranked as a “Top 10 Trademark Lawyer in China” in 2019. His expertise covers a broad area: trademark, domain name, copyright, unfair competition law and patent infringement, etc. Hong is particularly experienced in the areas of trademark enforcement and litigations and has been representing many well-known brand owners and MNCs in developing their branding strategy and protecting their IPRs in China. Prior to working at Tee & Howe, Hong practiced at King Wood and Mallesons.
  • Ying Zhang, Partner of JT&N (Jincheng Tongda & Neal) (Beijing, China)

    Ying is a top-ranked IP lawyer in China. One of the earliest Chinese lawyers in intellectual property, she has been engaged in that branch of law since the 1990s. Ying’s practice area covers nearly all aspects of intellectual property rights, including trademark, copyright, unfair competition and trade secrets, patent and technology licensing and anti-trust, patent infringement disputes, intellectual property issues in business transactions, etc. She graduated from New York Law School (LL.M.) and University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. Ying formerly worked at the London-based “Magic Circle” firm Clifford Chance.
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