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.

Bluberi Group Inc.

Acting 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).

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.

Hydro-Québec

Acted for Hydro-Québec before the Québec Court of Appeal in its appeal against a judgment of the Québec Superior Court awarding $27 281 556 in damages to Construction Kiewit Cie., a contractor hired by the public utility company to build a hydroelectric dam for $111M. Kiewit originally claimed $59 355 847 for various losses which were allegedly incurred during construction as result of either force majeure or Hydro-Québec's fault.

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.

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

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.

Bluberi Group Inc.

Acting 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).

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.

Hydro-Québec

Acted for Hydro-Québec before the Québec Court of Appeal in its appeal against a judgment of the Québec Superior Court awarding $27 281 556 in damages to Construction Kiewit Cie., a contractor hired by the public utility company to build a hydroelectric dam for $111M. Kiewit originally claimed $59 355 847 for various losses which were allegedly incurred during construction as result of either force majeure or Hydro-Québec's fault.

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.

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

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.