Josef focuses his practice on bankruptcy and insolvency, commercial litigation, and international arbitration.
Josef's experience includes:
- national and cross-border insolvency and restructuring
- oil and gas litigation
- the unravelling of commercial frauds
- the recovery of assets across borders
- Mareva injunctions and Anton Pillar Orders
- defending auditors' liability claims
With more than 40 years' experience in commercial litigation and insolvency law, Josef is a veteran of more than 400 trials and arbitrations. He has extensive experience arguing matters on appeal, and has acted in numerous insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, including cross-border restructurings.
Prior to moving to Calgary in 1998 and joining one of BLG's founding firms, Howard Mackie, Josef articled and practised for 18 years as a barrister in South Africa
Within BLG, Josef was Regional Manager of our Commercial Litigation Group from January 2007 to July 2011, and a member of our Partnership Board from 2011 to 2016.
Josef was appointed to the Insolvency Institute of Canada in 2010, and appointed Queen's Counsel that same year.