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

GSO Capital Partners LP, 2017

Acting for GSO Capital Partners LP in the Tip Top Tailors Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings, which is acting as the debtor-in-possession lender and stalking horse bidder and credit bidding its debt in the sale and investment solicitation process.

Atlas Holdings LLC, 2017

Acting for Atlas Holdings LLC in connection with Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.'s US$210-million note exchange transaction implemented under the Canada Business Corporations Act's plan of arrangement.

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