Baker McKenzie LLP


Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

13 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

Baker McKenzie is the premier global law firm in North America. Our 850 lawyers in Canada and the United States provide strategic advice to domestic and multinational companies as they grow and manage issues close to home or across the globe. As market leaders in Corporate & Securities, Labour & Employment and Litigation, our strength is the ability to combine our knowledge of Canadian federal, provincial and local laws with an international perspective to provide clients with services like no other Canadian law firm can. We have been the leading global firm in Canada for more than 50 years, advising clients on federal, provincial, and local laws with an unparalleled international perspective. With more than 50 years of experience in the Canadian market, we are committed to helping clients fulfill their ambitions in an increasingly complex global marketplace. As a global practice, our team are experts in full transactional compliance including regulatory, reporting and listing requirements in all jurisdictions and exchanges – so you can rely on us to provide precise and customized legal advice that will maximize the value of your deal, limit risks and costs and help you to achieve business goals.

Management & Demographics
Management
Managing Partner, Canada
Business Development Manager, Canada
Contacts
Contacts
Stephanie Vaccari
Managing Partner/ Intellectual Property
+ 1 416 865 6976
Christopher Aide
Intellectual Property
+ 1 416 865 6926
Jim Holloway
Intellectual Property
+ 1 416 865 6914
Kamleh Nicola
Intellectual Property
+ 1 416 865 6988
Jacques Bernier
Tax | Tax Controversy
+ 1 416 865 6903
Paul Burns
International Trade and Commodity Tax
+ 1 416 865 6912
Peter Clark
International Tax
+ 1 416 865 6943
Alex Pankratz
Tax
+ 1 416 865 6980
Nancy Hamzo
Corporate and Securities/ M&A | Cross-border Transactions
+ 1 416 865 2332
David Palumbo
Corporate and Securities/ Capital Markets
+ 1 416 865 6879
Charles "Chuck" Magerman
Corporate/ M&A and Finance
+ 1 416 865 6916
Matthew Latella
Corporate and Commercial Litigation
+ 1 416 865 6985
David Gadsden
Commercial Litigation
+ 1 416 865 6983
Michael Nowina
Dispute Resolution and Global Restructuring & Insolvency
+ 1 416 865 2312
John Pirie
Litigation and Government Enforcement
+ 1 416 865 2325
Theo Ling
Information Technology/ Communications
+ 1 416 865 6954
George Avraam
Labour & Employment
+ 1 416 865 6935
Jennifer Bernardo
Labour & Employment
+ 1 416 865 6971
Arlan Gates
Antitrust & Competition
+ 1 416 865 6978
Greg McNab
Mining, Energy & Natural Resources
+ 1 416 865 2311
Anne Sedgwick
Real Estate
+ 1 416 814 3309

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  • Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Commodity Tax/Customs
  • Communications Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Defamation and Media Law
  • Employee Benefits Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trade
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Venture Capital Law

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Canada: Ontario amends the Personal Health Information Protection Act


Canada: Ontario amends the Personal Health Information Protection Act

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Theo C.

Ling

Canada: Expansion of mandatory disclosure rules proposed in Budget 2021


Canada: Expansion of mandatory disclosure rules proposed in Budget 2021

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Peter L.

Clark

Canada imposes sanctions on four individuals and one entity linked to Xinjiang


Canada imposes sanctions on four individuals and one entity linked to Xinjiang

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Paul D.

Burns

Canada: Watch out, GDPR – Canada proposes strict new privacy law framework backed by significant fines


Canada: Watch out, GDPR – Canada proposes strict new privacy law framework backed by significant fines

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Arlan W.

Gates

Canada – Updated National Security Guidelines – Canada signals focus on sensitive technology, personal information, and critical minerals


Canada – Updated National Security Guidelines – Canada signals focus on sensitive technology, personal information, and critical minerals

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Arlan W.

Gates

Canada: How to Develop a Privacy-Enriched Data Retention Policy


Canada: How to Develop a Privacy-Enriched Data Retention Policy

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Theo C.

Ling

Canada: Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression calls for new federal body to regulate social media


Canada: Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression calls for new federal body to regulate social media

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Theo C.

Ling

Canada: New trust reporting and disclosure rules are coming into force in 2021


Canada: New trust reporting and disclosure rules are coming into force in 2021

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Peter L.

Clark

UK, US, Canada and Switzerland significantly escalate sanctions against Belarus


UK, US, Canada and Switzerland significantly escalate sanctions against Belarus

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Paul D.

Burns

Sanctions imposed against listed persons in Nicaragua


Sanctions imposed against listed persons in Nicaragua

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Paul D.

Burns

Canada imposes sanctions against listed persons in Belarus


Canada imposes sanctions against listed persons in Belarus

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Paul D.

Burns

The UK and Canada impose additional sanctions against Myanmar officials for human rights violations


The UK and Canada impose additional sanctions against Myanmar officials for human rights violations

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Paul D.

Burns

Proactive Steps to Address Systemic Discrimination and Inequality in the Workplace (Video)


Proactive Steps to Address Systemic Discrimination and Inequality in the Workplace (Video)

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Jennifer

Bernardo

Mandatory Vaccinations in the Canadian Workplace (Video)


Mandatory Vaccinations in the Canadian Workplace (Video)

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Jennifer

Bernardo

COVID Layoffs Can Lead to Employer Liability, Ontario Court Says


COVID Layoffs Can Lead to Employer Liability, Ontario Court Says

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Jennifer

Bernardo

Supreme Court of Canada Lowers Bar to Certifying Price-Fixing Class Actions


Supreme Court of Canada Lowers Bar to Certifying Price-Fixing Class Actions

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David

Gadsden

Complex White Collar Prosecutions and Dismissal for Delay


Complex White Collar Prosecutions and Dismissal for Delay

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John

Pirie

Fraud exception to letter of credit autonomy principle requires “impropriety, dishonesty or deceit”. Court of Appeal overturns ruling that had denied


Fraud exception to letter of credit autonomy principle requires “impropriety, dishonesty or deceit”. Court of Appeal overturns ruling that had denied commercial landlord of bankrupt tenant full amount of credit.

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Matthew J.

Latella

Ignorance of Fraud is No Defence: Employer Vicariously Liable for Rogue Employee


Ignorance of Fraud is No Defence: Employer Vicariously Liable for Rogue Employee

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John

Pirie

Ponzi Mastermind Sentenced to 12 Years – $54 Million Payment Ordered


Ponzi Mastermind Sentenced to 12 Years – $54 Million Payment Ordered

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John

Pirie

Understanding a Creditor’s Duty to Investigate: Recent Guidance from the Ontario Superior Court in Anisman v. Drabinsky, 2020 ONSC 1197


Understanding a Creditor’s Duty to Investigate: Recent Guidance from the Ontario Superior Court in Anisman v. Drabinsky, 2020 ONSC 1197

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Michael

Nowina

SNC-Lavalin Probation Order Issued in Connection with Guilty Plea


SNC-Lavalin Probation Order Issued in Connection with Guilty Plea

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John

Pirie

Enforcement of Judgments 2021


Enforcement of Judgments 2021

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John

Pirie

The Future of Work: Renewal Strategies for a Transformed Workforce


The Future of Work: Renewal Strategies for a Transformed Workforce

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George

Avraam

Evidence of Intent Necessary to Find Common Employer Liability


Evidence of Intent Necessary to Find Common Employer Liability

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George

Avraam

The Canadian Employers’ Reopening Playbook (Part 4)


The Canadian Employers’ Reopening Playbook (Part 4)

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George

Avraam

The Canadian Employers’ Reopening Playbook (Part 3)


The Canadian Employers’ Reopening Playbook (Part 3)

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George

Avraam

The Canadian Employers’ Reopening Playbook (Part 2)


The Canadian Employers’ Reopening Playbook (Part 2)

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George

Avraam

The Canadian Employers’ Reopening Playbook (Part 1)


The Canadian Employers’ Reopening Playbook (Part 1)

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George

Avraam

International: Building a New Workforce Reality


International: Building a New Workforce Reality

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George

Avraam

International: HR Trend Watch – Closing the Gap


International: HR Trend Watch – Closing the Gap

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George

Avraam

North America Trade Secrets Webinar and Video Chat Series


North America Trade Secrets Webinar and Video Chat Series

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George

Avraam

International: What employers around the world need to know about Covid-19 Vaccines right now


International: What employers around the world need to know about Covid-19 Vaccines right now

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George

Avraam

An Interview With Serhiy V. Piontkovsky of Baker McKenzie


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The head of Baker McKenzie's Real Estate practice group in Ukraine discusses the firm's standout attorneys.

Baker McKenzie Wins Law Firm of the Year

Collateral Damage


by Samuel G. Kramer

Can bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies ever be adequate widespread substitutes for fiat money?

Is Cryptocurrency Property?

In the News Weekly Roundup: “Unconstitutional” Medical Review Boards


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A roundup of hirings, awards, and industry news relevant to our listed lawyers.

Are Medical Review Boards Unconstitutional?

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