Skip Navigation

About Philipp

Philipp's practice covers all aspects of pensions, employee benefits and executive compensation law, including plan administration, governance, investment, design and taxation.  He also advises on the pensions and employee benefits aspects of corporate transactions.

Philipp provides legal services to both public and private sector plan sponsors and administrators.

Prior to joining Blakes, Philipp spent several years at a top-tier law firm in Germany and the U.K., where he advised multinational employers on a variety of pension, benefits and employment matters.

Select Experience

Recent representative matters include advising:

  • Royal Bank of Canada on its C$13.5-billion acquisition of HSBC Bank of Canada

  • Bell on its C$410-million acquisition of Outfront Media Inc.'s Canadian business

  • A multinational pharmaceutical company on the sale of its global consumer-health business for €3.4-billion

  • Advent International Corporation in connection with its €3-billion acquisition of the worldwide methacrylates business from Evonik Industries AG

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company on the operational integration of Celgene Corporation and the harmonization of pension plans

Professional Activities

Philipp is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association.

Professional Appearances
  • Co-speaker : Federal Budget 2023: Additional Benefits-Related Tax Measures
    Recent Developments in Pensions and Employee Benefits Law, Blakes Business Class Seminar, May 17, 2023.
  • Co-speaker : Pensions Webinar Series: ESG Evolving Requirements for Canadian Pension Plans and an Update on Pension and Benefits Issues in Quebec
    Blakes Business Class, December 14, 2022.
  • Co-speaker : Pensions Webinar Series: Key Topics and Developments in the Pensions and Benefits Sector
    Blakes Business Class, June 9, 2022.
Certificate in Pension Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University – 2022
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2022
Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales – 2017
LLM, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, U.K. – 2015
Admitted to the German Bar – 2012
Dr. iur., University of Bochum, Germany – 2011
More insights

Save Profile

Select sections to customize your PDF