Elsir U. Tawfik
Associate, Miller Thomson LLP
Elsir U. Tawfik is a corporate commercial lawyer that specializes in the areas of corporate restructuring, insolvency, and bankruptcy. Elsir has significant experience in the resolution of complex corporate commercial disputes and has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on a number of matters related to insolvency litigation, contractual matters, and corporate governance. Elsir articled at a major national law firm and he served as an editor of a leading insolvency newsletter. During his articles, Elsir completed a secondment at the Ontario Securities Commission where he had gained extensive corporate governance and regulatory experience.
While at law school, Elsir worked extensively as a research assistant under Professor Carol Liao specializing in matters of corporate governance and social enterprise law. Elsir co-authored with Carol Liao the article titled The Global Social Enterprise Lawmaking Phenomenon: State Initiatives on Purpose, Capital, and Taxation.
Elsir is currently a director on the board of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers and is the former National Chapter Representative for the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada. He has a particular interest in climate governance in the oil & gas and mining sectors.