Denis Ferland

Partner

Denis Ferland

Denis Ferland

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Québec, 1984

Clients turn to Denis for his detailed knowledge of insolvency matters.

Denis specializes in bankruptcy, insolvency, financial restructuring and related litigation, as well as general commercial litigation. An experienced and dynamic lawyer, Denis offers practical, proactive advice based on his extensive legal knowledge and business sense. His clients include large multinationals, banks and financial services institutions, creditors, debtors and court officers (including trustees, monitors and receivers).

Denis is a skilled litigator who knows how to put his clients’ interests at the forefront. Over his 30-year career, he has developed creative solutions in many of Québec’s most significant restructuring and insolvency matters – his knowledge, creativity and innovation paving the way for countless reorganizations and transactions.

A long-time instructor for the ‎Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional Qualification Program, Denis is a seasoned communicator who is known for his ability to distill complex information into simple terms and is regularly called upon to speak at conferences.

Denis Ferland

Partner

Clients turn to Denis for his detailed knowledge of insolvency matters.

Denis specializes in bankruptcy, insolvency, financial restructuring and related litigation, as well as general commercial litigation. An experienced and dynamic lawyer, Denis offers practical, proactive advice based on his extensive legal knowledge and business sense. His clients include large multinationals, banks and financial services institutions, creditors, debtors and court officers (including trustees, monitors and receivers).

Denis is a skilled litigator who knows how to put his clients’ interests at the forefront. Over his 30-year career, he has developed creative solutions in many of Québec’s most significant restructuring and insolvency matters – his knowledge, creativity and innovation paving the way for countless reorganizations and transactions.

A long-time instructor for the ‎Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional Qualification Program, Denis is a seasoned communicator who is known for his ability to distill complex information into simple terms and is regularly called upon to speak at conferences.

Ernst & Young Inc.

Acting for Ernst & Young Inc., a Court-appointed Monitor, in connection with the restructuring of Quebecor World Inc. and 53 of its subsidiaries in excess of US$2.8 billion of liabilities and emerged from protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code pursuant to Plans of Reorganization approved by creditors and courts in both countries.

Tata Chemicals Limited

Acted as Canadian counsel to India-based Tata Chemicals Limited in its acquisition of General Chemical Industrial Products Inc. in a transaction valued at US$1 billion, making Tata Chemicals one of the largest soda ash producers in the world.

Freemark Apparel Brands Inc., Freemark Apparel Brands USA, Inc., Freemark Apparel Brands ESP Inc. and Freemark

Acting for Freemark Apparel Brands Inc., Freemark Apparel Brands USA, Inc., Freemark Apparel Brands ESP Inc. and Freemark Apparel Brands TEC Inc., in their restructuring under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada).

Raymond Chabot Inc.

Acting for Raymond Chabot Inc. in its capacity as trustee to the proposal of Peloton Pharmaceuticals Inc.

HSBC Bank Canada

Acted for HSBC Bank Canada in connection with the restructuring under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act of the Gray Aqua Group, a major aquaculture group of companies with operations in various eastern Canadian provinces.

HSBC Bank Canada

Acting for HSBC Bank Canada, the most significant creditor of Béton Brunet and its affiliates, in its restructuring attempt under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

MEXX Canada Company

Acting for Mexx Canada Company in its restructuring proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Hale Capital Partners

Acting for Hale Capital Partners in connection with a debtor in possession loan to RB Energy Inc. in a Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceeding.

HSBC Bank Canada

Acting for HSBC Bank Canada, a significant creditor of Homburg Invest Inc. and its subsidiaries, in the restructuring attempt of Homburg Invest Inc. under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

RSM Richter and Royal Bank of Canada

Acted for RSM Richter and Royal Bank of Canada in connection with a personal bankruptcy involving claims of $30 million and the validity of a protective trust.

Aleris International, Inc.

Acted for Aleris International, Inc. in connection with the bankruptcy of Aleris Aluminum Canada S.E.C.

Dune Capital Management LP

Acted for Dune Capital Management LP, a secured creditor in connection with the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings of White Birch Paper Holding Company.

Shermag Inc.

Acted for Shermag Inc. and its subsidiaries in connection with its Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings.

Article

The Role of the Monitor and Its Impact on U.S. Restructurings

Dec. 01, 2014 - These are the three most frequent questions that our colleagues outside Canada ask when they face a Canadian restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA): Who is this monitor? What is its role? Who does it represent? Download this article.

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Restructuring/Insolvency (“long track record and very thorough knowledge of the restructuring environment”)

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Restructuring/Insolvency

Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys—Insolvency (Litigation Star)

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Restructuring and Insolvency

The Legal 500 Canada—Restructuring and Insolvency (Recommended)

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers

Lexpert Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada—Insolvency

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring: Insolvency Litigation (Most Frequently Recommended); Financial Restructuring (Most Frequently Recommended)

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law (Lawyer of the Year 2015, Montréal)

Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Restructuring and Insolvency; Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring and Insolvency

Expert Guides—Restructuring and Insolvency

Bar Admissions

Québec, 1984

Education

Université Laval, LLB, 1983

Professional Affiliations

Insolvency Institute of Canada
International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International)
Turnaround Management Association

Board Memberships

Insolvency Institute of Canada

Community Involvement

Barreau de Montréal, Liaison Committee of the Superior Court, former president

Teaching Engagements

Denis teaches at Université Laval and the National Insolvency Qualification Program – PNRPI.

Clients turn to Denis for his detailed knowledge of insolvency matters.

Denis specializes in bankruptcy, insolvency, financial restructuring and related litigation, as well as general commercial litigation. An experienced and dynamic lawyer, Denis offers practical, proactive advice based on his extensive legal knowledge and business sense. His clients include large multinationals, banks and financial services institutions, creditors, debtors and court officers (including trustees, monitors and receivers).

Denis is a skilled litigator who knows how to put his clients’ interests at the forefront. Over his 30-year career, he has developed creative solutions in many of Québec’s most significant restructuring and insolvency matters – his knowledge, creativity and innovation paving the way for countless reorganizations and transactions.

A long-time instructor for the ‎Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional Qualification Program, Denis is a seasoned communicator who is known for his ability to distill complex information into simple terms and is regularly called upon to speak at conferences.

Ernst & Young Inc.

Acting for Ernst & Young Inc., a Court-appointed Monitor, in connection with the restructuring of Quebecor World Inc. and 53 of its subsidiaries in excess of US$2.8 billion of liabilities and emerged from protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code pursuant to Plans of Reorganization approved by creditors and courts in both countries.

Tata Chemicals Limited

Acted as Canadian counsel to India-based Tata Chemicals Limited in its acquisition of General Chemical Industrial Products Inc. in a transaction valued at US$1 billion, making Tata Chemicals one of the largest soda ash producers in the world.

Freemark Apparel Brands Inc., Freemark Apparel Brands USA, Inc., Freemark Apparel Brands ESP Inc. and Freemark

Acting for Freemark Apparel Brands Inc., Freemark Apparel Brands USA, Inc., Freemark Apparel Brands ESP Inc. and Freemark Apparel Brands TEC Inc., in their restructuring under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada).

Raymond Chabot Inc.

Acting for Raymond Chabot Inc. in its capacity as trustee to the proposal of Peloton Pharmaceuticals Inc.

HSBC Bank Canada

Acted for HSBC Bank Canada in connection with the restructuring under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act of the Gray Aqua Group, a major aquaculture group of companies with operations in various eastern Canadian provinces.

HSBC Bank Canada

Acting for HSBC Bank Canada, the most significant creditor of Béton Brunet and its affiliates, in its restructuring attempt under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

MEXX Canada Company

Acting for Mexx Canada Company in its restructuring proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Hale Capital Partners

Acting for Hale Capital Partners in connection with a debtor in possession loan to RB Energy Inc. in a Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceeding.

HSBC Bank Canada

Acting for HSBC Bank Canada, a significant creditor of Homburg Invest Inc. and its subsidiaries, in the restructuring attempt of Homburg Invest Inc. under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

RSM Richter and Royal Bank of Canada

Acted for RSM Richter and Royal Bank of Canada in connection with a personal bankruptcy involving claims of $30 million and the validity of a protective trust.

Aleris International, Inc.

Acted for Aleris International, Inc. in connection with the bankruptcy of Aleris Aluminum Canada S.E.C.

Dune Capital Management LP

Acted for Dune Capital Management LP, a secured creditor in connection with the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings of White Birch Paper Holding Company.

Shermag Inc.

Acted for Shermag Inc. and its subsidiaries in connection with its Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings.

Article

The Role of the Monitor and Its Impact on U.S. Restructurings

Dec. 01, 2014 - These are the three most frequent questions that our colleagues outside Canada ask when they face a Canadian restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA): Who is this monitor? What is its role? Who does it represent? Download this article.

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Restructuring/Insolvency (“long track record and very thorough knowledge of the restructuring environment”)

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Restructuring/Insolvency

Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys—Insolvency (Litigation Star)

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Restructuring and Insolvency

The Legal 500 Canada—Restructuring and Insolvency (Recommended)

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers

Lexpert Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada—Insolvency

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring: Insolvency Litigation (Most Frequently Recommended); Financial Restructuring (Most Frequently Recommended)

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law (Lawyer of the Year 2015, Montréal)

Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Restructuring and Insolvency; Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring and Insolvency

Expert Guides—Restructuring and Insolvency

Bar Admissions

Québec, 1984

Education

Université Laval, LLB, 1983

Professional Affiliations

Insolvency Institute of Canada
International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International)
Turnaround Management Association

Board Memberships

Insolvency Institute of Canada

Community Involvement

Barreau de Montréal, Liaison Committee of the Superior Court, former president

Teaching Engagements

Denis teaches at Université Laval and the National Insolvency Qualification Program – PNRPI.