restructuring & insolvency
"The practice is renowned for both its creditor-side work and cross-border filings, and commended for its quick turnaround, creativity and effective staffing"
Chambers Global, 2011
"A first choice for Canadian counsel in cross-border situations"
Chambers Global, 2011
Our Restructuring & Insolvency Group is internationally recognized as one of Canada's leading business insolvency groups, with a strong reputation for providing practical and innovative solutions to insolvency problems and legal risk management. Combining excellent analysis with solid pragmatism we have repeatedly provided industry leadership in important developments while executing key briefs in major transactions. Our expertise extends to public and private domestic and international insolvencies, and includes extensive experience with respect to Canada/US cross border issues.
Members of the Group are widely and consistently recognized as leaders in Canadian and international directories, including, Chambers Global Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, International Financial Law Review 1000, Euromoney & Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Who's Who Legal and Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Top 500 Lawyers in Canada.
The Group has a reputation for excellence in all aspects of Canadian insolvency proceedings. Our client base includes major Canadian and US financial institutions, bondholders and potential investors, ad hoc and official creditors' committees, financially challenged corporations, boards of directors, Court-appointed officials and major customers and suppliers to distressed businesses. We also have extensive experience acting for sellers and purchasers of distressed businesses and assets in several different industry segments including, automotive, forestry, paper, packaging products, consumer products, manufacturing, real estate portfolios, oil and gas, newspapers and media, patents and other intellectual property.
In order to provide effective leadership both in boardrooms and in the Courts, the Group includes insolvency litigators who practice at the highest standards of commercial advocacy and business lawyers who provide leading transactional, structuring and documentation advice. The Group also draws upon the firm's expertise in tax, banking and finance, real estate, securities, competition, labour, pension and environmental law. The firm's genuine focus on team work, training and delegation allows the Group to deal effectively with the unpredictable nature of insolvency matters which at times are urgent and complex, while at other times require patience and perseverance. We offer exceptional and efficient client service combined with sophisticated and creative problem-solving and advice.
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