Aird & Berlis Recognized in the Chambers Global Guide 2023

Aird & Berlis is pleased to announce it has been recognized at the firm and individual level in the 2023 edition of the Chambers Global Guide. The firm was recognized as a leader in the areas of Tax and Restructuring/Insolvency and the following individuals were recognized in their respective areas of practice.

Jack Bernstein: Tax – Canada

Jack is one of Canada’s preeminent tax lawyers and an authority on multijurisdictional matters. He is Chair of the firm’s International Tax practice and a senior member of the firm’s Tax Group, Estates & Trusts Group and Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity Group. Jack is well known in international tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, reorganizations and financing. He also has extensive expertise in cross-border estate planning and frequently advises international clients on doing business in Canada.

Ron Clark: Energy: Power (Transactional) – Canada

Ron is Chair of the firm's Energy Group as well as a member of the firm’s Corporate/Commercial, Environmental, Infrastructure and Public Policy & Government Relations Groups. He operates his practice at the intersection of corporate/commercial, energy and municipal law. Ron counsels stakeholder groups, retailers, distributors and generators on legislative and policy matters relating to national and international electricity markets. He has been involved in electricity restructuring in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Albania, Macedonia and the Regional Southeast European market.

Barbara Worndl: Tax – Canada

Barbara is Chair of the Canadian Tax Foundation and Past Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee. Her practice is focused on income tax with an emphasis on corporate and partnership taxation, particularly in an international and cross-border context. She has extensive experience in structuring cross-border mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations. Barbara's practice includes advising on structures for real estate investments and divestitures, derivative transactions, REITs and syndications. She also has experience dealing with the resolution of tax disputes.

Douglas Younger: Projects: PPP & Infrastructure – Canada

Douglas is Chair of the Aird & Berlis Infrastructure Group. He has extensive experience in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of international and domestic project and structured financings. His experience as an advisor to governments and private sector participants in P3 transactions has given him significant insight into the issues confronting participants in the Canadian and international P3 markets. He advises governments, equity sponsors, funders and subcontractors on a wide variety of civil, transportation and accommodation P3 projects.

Stephen Zolf: Telecoms, Media & Broadcasting – Canada

Stephen is a member of the firm’s Corporate/Commercial, Gaming, Space Tech, Telecommunications and Technology Groups and Co-Chair of the Sports, Media & Entertainment Group. Stephen’s expertise extends to advising clients on merger clearance under the Competition Act as well as foreign investment in Canada under the Investment Canada Act. His deep understanding of the legal and regulatory framework in the Canadian communications sector enables him to guide clients in implementing new business models in the Internet environment of rapidly evolving digital distribution networks and platforms.

The Chambers Global Guide ranks the top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world based on excellence in their work on multi-jurisdictional legal matters.