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Aird & Berlis LLP Proudly Supports Mental Health
Aird & Berlis LLP recognizes the importance of mental health in the workplace. As such, it is proud to announce the implementation of its first ever Mental Health Week, taking place May 15 - 19.

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A&B In the News
Chris Williams' Supreme Court of Canada Win Featured in The Lawyers Weekly
Chris Williams was featured in The Lawyers Weekly as counsel who successfully represented the City of Windsor in a Supreme Court of Canada decision that allows municipalities to access justice locally when battling federal initiatives.


Lorenzo Lisi writes for HR Professional
Lorenzo Lisi writes about how far Canadian employers have to go to accommodate family status in HR Professional.


Chris Williams interviewed by Legal Feeds
Chris Williams was interviewed by Legal Feeds about the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling in the dispute between the City of Windsor and the Canadian Transit Company.


Patrick Harrington quoted in the Caledon Citizen
Patrick Harrington was quoted in this article about the Peel regional councillors’ decision in the Bolton Residential Expansion Study.


Ron Clark writes an opinion piece for the Financial Post
Ron Clark writes about power purchase agreements and the contracts between power generators and central agencies that have recently come under attack in Alberta and Ontario in the Financial Post.


Hugh Segal quoted in the Waterloo Chronicle
Hugh Segal was quoted in a Waterloo Chronicle article about the Senate expenses scandal and the fallout from it.


Zoë Thoms quoted in Canadian Consulting Engineer
Zoë Thoms was quoted in this article about the Canadian government's approval of the $11-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project.




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Success Stories
Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $200 Million Offering
Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed its $200 million public offering of 3.636% series C senior unsecured debentures.


Mediclean Successful in Tax Court of Canada
Mediclean Inc. was recently successful in winning an appeal in the Tax Court of Canada. Mediclean Inc. had appealed decisions dated March 21, 2016 under the Canada Pension Plan and the Employment Insurance Act that had held that an individual contractor was engaged in pensionable and insurable employment.


Trevali Mining Corporation Signs Agreement to Purchase Glencore's Rosh Pinah and Perkoa Zinc Mines and Completes $265 Million Bought-Deal Financing

On March 13, 2017, Trevali Mining Corporation entered into definitive agreements with Glencore PLC and certain of its subsidiaries to acquire a portfolio of zinc assets from Glencore, including an 80% interest in the Rosh Pinah mine in Namibia, a 90% interest in the Perkoa mine in Burkina Faso, an effective 39% interest in the Gergarub project in Namibia, and an option to acquire 100% interest in the Heath Steele property in Canada for an aggregate purchase price of approximately US$400 million.

On March 29, 2017, Trevali completed its bought-deal private placement of 220,455,000 subscription receipts at a price of $1.20 per subscription receipt for aggregate gross proceeds of C$264,546,000.



Firm News
Aird & Berlis LLP Partners Recognized in Chambers Global 2017
Aird & Berlis LLP is pleased to announce that Jack Bernstein, Barbara Worndl, Douglas Younger and Stephen Zolf were recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.


Four A&B Partners Appointed to International Bar Association Committees
Aird & Berlis LLP is pleased to announce that the International Bar Association has promoted Martin Kovnats and Jeffrey Merk within the Professional Ethics Committee and appointed Donald Johnston and Andrew Magnus to the Alternative and New Law Business Structures Committee.


The Honourable Hugh Segal Promoted Within the Order of Canada & Appointed to the Order of Ontario
Congratulations to the Honourable Hugh D. Segal on being promoted to the rank of Officer of the Order of Canada and appointed to the Order of Ontario.