Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova

Partner Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2017

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  • Bio
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Professional Involvement
  • Representative Matters
  • Selected Speaking Engagements
  • Selected Publications
  • Insights
  • Education

Dasha is a confident and compassionate litigator with a focus on labour and employment law. As a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Workplace Law, and Sports, Media & Entertainment Groups, her practice focuses on various employment and labour-related matters, such as drafting contracts and policies, grievances and collective bargaining, as well as civil and commercial actions involving employment disputes. She also has experience with human rights-related matters. Dasha regularly advises clients with respect to accessibility issues in the workplace, and frequently conducts policy, ethical and statute-driven investigations for a wide range of clients.

Dasha has appeared as counsel before a variety of courts and tribunals in Ontario, including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

As a former Canadian national team athlete, two-time Pan American champion and long-time athlete advocate and trusted sport advisor, Dasha assists athletes and artists, as well as the organizations that champion them, with a focus on governance. She brings the same level of focus and competitive energy to helping her clients meet their business objectives.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada for her expertise in Labour & Employment Law
  • Recognized in The Peak: Emerging Leaders for her legal expertise (2024)
  • Recognized by Precedent Magazine as a 2023 Precedent Setter Awards Winner
  • Havergal College Hall of Distinction Inductee, 2019
  • Western University Humanitarian Award, 2015

Professional Involvement

Professional Activities

  • Director of Sanctions and Outcomes for Abuse-Free Sport, Canada's Independent Safe Sport Mechanism
  • Special Projects Officer, International Bar Association’s North American Regional Forum
  • Vice-Chair, Corporate Commercial Transactions Committee, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
  • Ombudsperson, Team Canada, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
  • Past President, AthletesCAN, the Association of Canadian National Team Athletes
  • Ombudsperson, 2019 Pan American Games
  • Board Member, Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, 2013-2019 (appointed by the Minister of Sport, Hon. Bal Gosal and re-appointed by the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Hon. Carla Qualtrough)
  • Panam Sport Legal Commission


  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association

Teaching Engagements

  • Adjunct Professor, Sports Law, Western University

Representative Matters

Acted as Canadian counsel to Kuehne+Nagel with respect to its acquisition of Farrow, a Canadian customs brokerage, transportation and logistics business.

Advised a competitive youth hockey league startup in Ontario, acting as Canadian counsel for the league.

Acted as Canadian counsel for the PWHPA and PWHLPA and assisted with negotiations of the CBA towards the launch of a new professional women’s hockey league in North America.

Represented Delta Consulting Group in connection with the acquisition of Froese Forensic Partners.

Represented Zoeller Company in connection with its acquisition of Burke Water Systems Manufacturing Inc. / Burke Manufacture De Systѐmes A Eau Inc. and Bur-Cam Pumps Inc. / Les Pompes Bur-Cam Inc.

Legal counsel to MediPharm Labs Corp. (TSX:LABS) in its acquisition of VIVO Cannabis Inc. 

Acted as Ontario counsel to Premier Parks LLC in connection with EPR Properties’ US$142 million acquisition of the Village Vacances Valcartier resort and hotel in Quebec City and Calypso Waterpark in Ottawa, Ontario, and the simultaneous leasing of the properties to Premier Parks.

Selected Speaking Engagements

"Emerging and Key Legal Issues in Sports," OBA Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Program, February 13, 2024.

"TMU's (LBSA) LBC24 Sports & Entertainment Law Panel," Ted Rogers School of Management, February 10, 2024.

"Report Writing for Investigators," SDRCC 2024 Mediator and Arbitrator Conference, February 1, 2024.

"Sports Law: Protecting Your Players, Team, League and Organization," 16th Annual PrimeTime Sports Management Conference and Trade Show, November 12-14, 2023.

"Sports Law Panel," Queen’s Sports Industry Committee and Queen’s Commerce Law Association, September 18, 2023.

"Reshaping Governance in the Modern Era," 2023 AthletesCAN Forum, September 8-10, 2023.

"Examining Bill C-19: The Criminalization of Wage-Fixing and No-Poaching Agreements in Canada," Aird & Berlis Workplace Webinar, May 31, 2023.

"Legislative Update," CBA 21st Annual Current Issues in Employment Law," April 25, 2023.

"Human Rights and Accommodation in the Workplace: The Rules of the Road," National Employment Law Forum, February 22, 2023. 

"Best Practices for Organizations to Create Inclusive Workplaces for People with Disabilities," Aird & Berlis Workplace Webinar, January 25, 2023.

“Aird & Berlis associate Dasha Peregoudova takes on new role,” Lexpert TV, September 6, 2022.

“Governance and System Re-Engineering,” Brock University Centre for Sport Capacity’s 2021 Forum, Athletes First: The Promotion of Safe Sport in Canada, June 17, 2021.

"Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act: Legal Compliance with Web Accessibility and Accessibility Compliance Reports," Aird & Berlis Workplace Webinar, June 10, 2021.

"Workplace Vaccinations: Legal Considerations and Recommendations for Employers," Aird & Berlis Workplace Webinar, May 19, 2021.

"2021 AODA Web Accessibility Requirements," Branded Productions Webinar, March 31, 2021.

"2021 Business Planning for Young Leaders: Tips and Tricks for a Successful Year," Aird & Berlis Webinar, March 4, 2021.

"Key Developments in Employment Law in 2020," Ontario Bar Association, February 6, 2021.

"Top Labour and Employment Trends From 2020: Preparing for the Unpredictable," Aird & Berlis Workplace Webinar, February 2, 2021.

Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Online Session, November 24, 2020.

AthletesCAN & Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission Rule 50 Webinar, June 7, 2020.

"The Legal Implications of Managing a Remote Workplace," Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Webinar, May 12, 2020.

"Update on the Impact of COVID-19 on Our Workplaces: Q&A for Employers," Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Webinar, April 7, 2020.

"The Coronavirus and Our Workplaces," Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Webinar, March 11, 2020.

"Webinar: The Implications of World Athletics' Regulations on Female Athletes with Differences of Sexual Development," The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, February 28, 2020.

"Top Labour and Employment Trends 2019: A Look Back, A Look Forward," Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Webinar, January 29, 2020.

"Managing Terminations: A Practical Overview and Employment Law Update," Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Webinar, September 26, 2019.

“Sport System 101,” “Athletes on Boards: The Politics of Sport” and “Advocacy in Action: A Look at Today’s National and International Issues Impacting Canadian Athletes,” AthletesCAN Forum, September 19-22, 2019.
“The Status of Anti-Doping Affairs: Implications for Dispute Resolution in Canada,” Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada Mediator and Arbitrator Conference, November 2, 2018.
“Awarding Costs in a Non-For-Profit Sector,” Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada Mediator and Arbitrator Conference, May 6, 2017.
“Athlete Agreements: Who, What, When, Why & How?,” AthletesCAN Forum, September 23, 2017.
Standardized Canadian Athlete Agreement Template, 2016.
“Athlete Agreements: Standardized Clauses, Annotated Agreements – What Does It All Mean?,” AthletesCAN Forum, October 22, 2016.
The Future of Athlete Agreements in Canada, 2015.

Selected Publications

"Reviewing Recent Changes to the Canada Labour Code and Scrutiny of Ontario Termination Provisions," Co-authored with Natasha Atyeo, Workplace Law Bulletin, March 6, 2024.

"Bill S-211: Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour," Co-authored with Sarah Syed, Aird & Berlis LLP, October 3, 2023.

Quoted in "Are You Ready? Deadline Fast Approaching for Wage-Fixing, No-Poaching Rules," Canadian HR Reporter, June 5, 2023.

"Employers, Take Note! Amendments to the Competition Act Have Criminalized Wage-Fixing and No-Poaching Agreements," Co-authored with Stephen Zolf, Michael Horvat and Zafir Jetha-Rattani, May 25, 2023.

"Key Legal Updates for Employers in Ontario," Co-authored with Lorenzo Lisi and Zachary Sippel, Aird & Berlis, April 12, 2023.

"Most Significant Cases in Employment Law – 2022," Co-authored with Zachary Sippel and Ljubica Durlovska (HRC Law Professional Corp.), Ontario Bar Association's Labour & Employment Law Section, February 21, 2023.

"Developments in Employment Law in 2021, and What’s Ahead in 2022," Co-authored with Jessica Schissler, Ontario Bar Association's Labour & Employment Law Section, February 23, 2022.

"Workplace Law Year in Review (and Looking Ahead to 2022)," Co-authored with Jessica Schissler, Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Bulletin, December 31, 2021.

"Key Developments in Employment Law in 2020," Ontario Bar Association's Labour & Employment Law Section, February 6, 2021.

"COVID-19 and the Workplace: Remote Working Legal Considerations and Recommendations," Co-authored with Fiona Brown and Michael Horvat, Aird & Berlis Workplace Law Bulletin, May 26, 2020.


  • JD, Western University, 2016
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), University of Toronto, 2012