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McCarthy Tétrault
Suite MZ400
1000 De La Gauchetière Street West
Montréal QC
H3B 0A2
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Alain N. Tardif is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group in Montréal. His practice focuses on domestic, cross-border and transnational corporate restructuring transactions, including All kind of cross-border restructurings, out-of-court restructurings and workouts, strategic insolvency-based acquisitions, and near-insolvency investing scenarios He has acted in a significant number of restructurings and reorganizations, leading representation of debtor companies, lenders, creditors, key shareholders, private equity firms and strategic investors. He frequently assists the World Bank as an insolvency law expert, and as such, participated in missions in various countries in the Caribbean and Africa.

His expertise and experience have led to regular invitations to speak to various organizations about insolvency issues and to present restructuring strategies tailored to the firm’s clients , to be chosen as co-editor of the Canadian Bankruptcy Report and to becoming a member of the intervention committee of CAIRP.


Québec Bar, 1992

Alain lectures at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal on the subject of commercial restructuring.


Member of the Canadian Turnaround Management Association, a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and a member of INSOL International. In the past Alain sat on the committee for the accreditation of bankruptcy trustees and has been president of the Canadian Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Division (Québec chapter).

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Restructuring and insolvency

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McCarthy Tétrault‘s group handles both domestic and cross-border restructurings, work-outs and insolvencies. The team regularly represent debtors, major financial institutions and other capital providers, large corporate creditors and court-appointed monitors, receivers and trustees. In Toronto, practice head James Gage focuses on advising debtors, creditors, investors and court officers in work-out, restructuring and insolvency proceedings. Partner Sean Collins in Calgary majors on out-of-court and court-supervised restructurings, while Heather Meredith (also Toronto) covers commercial insolvency, restructuring and bankruptcy mandates, as well as related litigation. Lance Williams is a key contact at the Vancouver office. Other key figures include Alain Tardif and Jocelyn Perreault in Montreal.