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.
Josef provides legal services through a Law Corporation.