M&A and Corporate Finance
Aird & Berlis LLP is a leading Canadian law firm based in Toronto, serving clients across Canada and globally. The firm’s practice encompasses all principal areas of business law, including corporate/commercial, corporate finance, banking, insolvency and restructuring, energy, environmental, infrastructure/P3, technology and intellectual property, litigation, labour and employment, municipal and land use planning, real estate and tax. The firm’s diverse client base ranges from entrepreneurs to multinational corporations. Aird & Berlis LLP recognizes the global realities of doing business. The firm is committed to being the Canadian gateway for its clients. It acts for international companies that do business in Canada, as well as Canadians doing business abroad. Aird & Berlis LLP has strong relationships with prominent law firms, major institutions and government authorities, both nationally and internationally.
Martin Kovnats is Chair of the Aird & Berlis Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity Group, Co-chair of the firm's International Group, and a member of its Capital Markets, Corporate/Commercial, Mining, Cannabis and Telecommunications Groups. His practice focuses primarily on M&A activities, capital markets matters such as takeover bids, public and private debt and equity financings and other corporate/commercial matters. Martin has extensive experience in cross-border and multinational matters (principally in the US and the UK), advising clients (buyers, sellers, financiers and advisers) on various M&A, corporate finance and corporate governance matters. Martin is Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Professional Ethics Committee and a member of several other IBA committees. He regularly speaks at international conferences, including various IBA events such as its Private Equity Transactions Symposium. Martin is recognized as a leader in his field by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, Martindale-Hubbell and Lexpert.