Gabriel Lavery Lepage

Partner

Gabriel Lavery Lepage

Gabriel Lavery Lepage

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Québec, 2011

Gabriel brings a strong business perspective to his clients’ complex insolvency, restructuring and commercial litigation matters.

Strategic and pragmatic, Gabriel advises clients on all aspects of their insolvency and restructuring proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. His clients include major financial institutions, insolvency professionals, private equity firms and distressed businesses from various industry sectors.

Gabriel dedicates a significant portion of his practice to commercial litigation matters, including high-profile contractual disputes, and has successfully represented clients from both the public and private spheres at multiple levels of court.

Gabriel lectures on bankruptcy and insolvency law at the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Law.

Gabriel Lavery Lepage

Partner

Gabriel brings a strong business perspective to his clients’ complex insolvency, restructuring and commercial litigation matters.

Strategic and pragmatic, Gabriel advises clients on all aspects of their insolvency and restructuring proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. His clients include major financial institutions, insolvency professionals, private equity firms and distressed businesses from various industry sectors.

Gabriel dedicates a significant portion of his practice to commercial litigation matters, including high-profile contractual disputes, and has successfully represented clients from both the public and private spheres at multiple levels of court.

Gabriel lectures on bankruptcy and insolvency law at the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Law.

Insolvency Institute of Canada

Acted for the Insolvency Institute of Canada in connection with its intervention before the Québec Court of Appeal in the Québec controversy involving the application of section 243 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and, more specifically, the right of hypothecary creditors to have a receiver appointed and their obligation to provide timely prior notice of the exercise of a hypothecary right.

Kerry Logistics (Canada) Inc.

Acted for Kerry Logistics (Canada) Inc., an international freight forwarder and logistics services provider, in the restructuring under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act of its customer, Stokes Inc., a tableware and kitchenware retailer with 147 retail locations across Canada.

Reitmans (Canada) Limited

Acting for Reitmans (Canada) Limited, a TSX-listed clothing retailer with approximately 600 stores across Canada operating under five different banners (Reitmans, Penningtons, Addition Elle, Thyme Maternity and RW&CO), in its restructuring under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

Bluberi Group Inc.

Successfully acted for 9354-9186 Québec Inc. and 9354-9178 Québec Inc. (formerly known as Bluberi Gaming Technologies Inc. and Bluberi Group Inc.) with regards to (i) appellate proceedings before the Supreme Court of Canada and (ii) their restructuring efforts under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). The judges of the Supreme Court, on the bench, unanimously ruled in favour of our clients and overturned the Court of Appeal.

Royal Bank of Canada

Acting for Royal Bank of Canada, the most important secured creditor of Artemano Canada Inc., in the latter's restructuring proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act

Deloitte Restructuring Inc.

Acting for Deloitte Restructuring Inc., in its capacity as trustee to the notice of intention, in the restructuring of BCBG Max Azria Canada Inc. under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Hale Capital Partners

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

Raymond Chabot Inc.

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

O'Leary Funds

Acting for O'Leary Funds, one of the largest unitholders of Boralex Power Income Fund (BPT), in connection with its opposition to the takeover bid made by Boralex Inc. for the outstanding units of BPT. O'Leary is challenging the legality of the takeover bid and is seeking an increased consideration for its units taken up in connection with the takeover bid.

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.

City of Lévis

Acting for the City of Lévis in defence of a class action and other related actions instituted by citizens who have built houses on land which they claim was unsuitable for traditional constructions.

Leonardo S.p.a.

Acting for Leonardo S.p.a. in its lawsuit against Bombardier Inc. in which it seeks the judicial termination of the manufacturing contract for the CSeries horizontal and vertical tail stabilizers, as well as damages totalling $320 million.

Speaking Engagement

Canadian Bar Association, “Annual Review of Bankruptcy and Insolvency Case Law”; Québec City, QC

Sept. 18, 2018

Speaking Engagement

Canadian Bar Association, “Annual Judicial Review of Bankruptcy and Insolvency”; Montréal, QC

June 06, 2018

Benchmark Canada Impact Case of the Year Award (2020)—Recipient

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Banking and Finance Law; Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2011

Education

University of Cambridge, LLM, 2012
Université de Sherbrooke, LLB (Ogilvy Renault Scholarship, 2008) (Dean's List, 2010)
Université de Sherbrooke, MBA, 2010

Teaching Engagements

Gabriel lectures on bankruptcy and insolvency law at the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Law.

Gabriel brings a strong business perspective to his clients’ complex insolvency, restructuring and commercial litigation matters.

Strategic and pragmatic, Gabriel advises clients on all aspects of their insolvency and restructuring proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. His clients include major financial institutions, insolvency professionals, private equity firms and distressed businesses from various industry sectors.

Gabriel dedicates a significant portion of his practice to commercial litigation matters, including high-profile contractual disputes, and has successfully represented clients from both the public and private spheres at multiple levels of court.

Gabriel lectures on bankruptcy and insolvency law at the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Law.

Insolvency Institute of Canada

Acted for the Insolvency Institute of Canada in connection with its intervention before the Québec Court of Appeal in the Québec controversy involving the application of section 243 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and, more specifically, the right of hypothecary creditors to have a receiver appointed and their obligation to provide timely prior notice of the exercise of a hypothecary right.

Kerry Logistics (Canada) Inc.

Acted for Kerry Logistics (Canada) Inc., an international freight forwarder and logistics services provider, in the restructuring under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act of its customer, Stokes Inc., a tableware and kitchenware retailer with 147 retail locations across Canada.

Reitmans (Canada) Limited

Acting for Reitmans (Canada) Limited, a TSX-listed clothing retailer with approximately 600 stores across Canada operating under five different banners (Reitmans, Penningtons, Addition Elle, Thyme Maternity and RW&CO), in its restructuring under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

Bluberi Group Inc.

Successfully acted for 9354-9186 Québec Inc. and 9354-9178 Québec Inc. (formerly known as Bluberi Gaming Technologies Inc. and Bluberi Group Inc.) with regards to (i) appellate proceedings before the Supreme Court of Canada and (ii) their restructuring efforts under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). The judges of the Supreme Court, on the bench, unanimously ruled in favour of our clients and overturned the Court of Appeal.

Royal Bank of Canada

Acting for Royal Bank of Canada, the most important secured creditor of Artemano Canada Inc., in the latter's restructuring proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act

Deloitte Restructuring Inc.

Acting for Deloitte Restructuring Inc., in its capacity as trustee to the notice of intention, in the restructuring of BCBG Max Azria Canada Inc. under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Hale Capital Partners

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

Raymond Chabot Inc.

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

O'Leary Funds

Acting for O'Leary Funds, one of the largest unitholders of Boralex Power Income Fund (BPT), in connection with its opposition to the takeover bid made by Boralex Inc. for the outstanding units of BPT. O'Leary is challenging the legality of the takeover bid and is seeking an increased consideration for its units taken up in connection with the takeover bid.

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.

City of Lévis

Acting for the City of Lévis in defence of a class action and other related actions instituted by citizens who have built houses on land which they claim was unsuitable for traditional constructions.

Leonardo S.p.a.

Acting for Leonardo S.p.a. in its lawsuit against Bombardier Inc. in which it seeks the judicial termination of the manufacturing contract for the CSeries horizontal and vertical tail stabilizers, as well as damages totalling $320 million.

Speaking Engagement

Canadian Bar Association, “Annual Review of Bankruptcy and Insolvency Case Law”; Québec City, QC

Sept. 18, 2018

Speaking Engagement

Canadian Bar Association, “Annual Judicial Review of Bankruptcy and Insolvency”; Montréal, QC

June 06, 2018

Benchmark Canada Impact Case of the Year Award (2020)—Recipient

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Banking and Finance Law; Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2011

Education

University of Cambridge, LLM, 2012
Université de Sherbrooke, LLB (Ogilvy Renault Scholarship, 2008) (Dean's List, 2010)
Université de Sherbrooke, MBA, 2010

Teaching Engagements

Gabriel lectures on bankruptcy and insolvency law at the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Law.