Financial Restructuring & Insolvency

When a company is in distress, senior leaders need to move quickly. We help map out the right strategic course, finding a creative path that preserves and distributes value.

In almost every major restructuring in Canada, stakeholders across industries – and borders – turn to our team to achieve optimum results. Whether you’re a creditor, debtor, shareholder, investor, monitor, trustee or receiver, we help you navigate all the challenges and complexities of a restructuring or insolvency.

Our team takes a holistic approach, drawing on the strategic and deal-making skills of lawyers across practices, from mergers and acquisitions to finance, tax and litigation. This allows us, time and again, to find creative solutions and negotiate the best results.

Our perspective is global and our reach multijurisdictional. We work regularly with insolvency practitioners and courts internationally, particularly in the U.S. and the U.K. And we explore all means – including interim financing, M&A alternatives and, when necessary, the courts – to protect your interests and help you reach your goals on your timetable.

Representative Work

United Steelworkers Union, 2017

Acted as co-counsel on behalf of the United Steelworkers Union in connection with the restructuring of Stelco Inc. under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the establishment of Legacy Lands L.P.

GSO Capital Partners LP, 2017

Acted for GSO Capital Partners LP and its affiliates in the negotiation and establishment of two credit facilities, and the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Grafton-Fraser Inc., former owner of Tip Top Tailors and other men's retail chains across Canada, pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

Key Contacts

Jay A. Swartz
Jay A. Swartz

Partner

416.863.5520

Robin B. Schwill
Robin B. Schwill

Partner

416.863.5502

Natasha MacParland
Natasha MacParland

Partner

416.863.5567

Denis Ferland
Denis Ferland

Partner

514.841.6423