2015 Rising Stars Award Winners


Adrian Ishak, Baker & McKenzie LLP

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Adrian Ishak’s practice focuses on domestic and crossborder employment matters. He has a joint Ontario/ Québec call, with experience in both jurisdictions. He has recently advised on employment matters in Canadian and cross-border transactions and post-acquisition integrations across multiple industries, covering multiple jurisdictions; global employment law involving multinational corporations across various industries in more than 20 jurisdictions; Canadian aspects of a large pharmaceutical company’s global separation and spin-off of its research-based business into a new publicly traded US$53-billion biopharmaceutical company; and a US$3- billion cash acquisition of a fibre optic business by a global telecom. Adrian is Chair of Eva’s Initiatives, providing shelter, training and counselling to homeless youth, and he volunteers at the Legal Advice & Referral Clinic of The 519 Church Street Community Centre.