Martin E. Kovnats
Martin E. Kovnats
Partner at Aird & Berlis LLP
(416) 865-3419
(416) 863-1515
181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1976 (MB); 1979 (ON)
Partner and Chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity Group; co-Chair of the firm's International Group; and a member of the firm's Capital Markets, Corporate/Commercial, Mines & Minerals, Cannabis, Blockchain, and Telecommunications Groups. Practises primarily in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, takeover bids, public and private debt and equity financings, and other corporate commercial matters. Extensive experience in cross-border and multinational matters (principally in the US and UK). Frequently advises international clients on doing business in Canada. Member of several International Bar Association committees, including North American Regional Forum (Ethical and Professional Issues Officer), Professional Ethics Committee (former Chair), Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises, Corporate and M&A Law, Securities Law Committee, Mining Law Committee, and the Alternative Business Structures Committee. Member of the American Bar Association Market Trends Subcommittee and Mergers & Acquisitions Committee. Past member of the Ontario Securities Commission's Securities Advisory Committee. Recognized by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and Lexpert®. Called to the Ontario Bar and the Manitoba Bar.
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The current owners of Canada's largest off-airport and only national car park company, Park'N Fly, completed the sale of their parking business assets, including all real estate used in connection with the business located in Montreal; Ottawa; Toronto; Edmonton and Vancouver, along with goodwill and other operating assets, to a joint venture led by Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, both companies whose shares are traded on the stock exchange of Hong Kong, each owning a 50 per cent interest.