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McCarthy Tétrault
66 Wellington Street West
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON M5K 1E6
Canada

Work Department

Restructuring/Insolvency

Position

Practises exclusively in bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring matters. Extensive experience advising debtors, creditors and court officers in work-out, restructuring, receivership and bankruptcy proceedings in both Canadian and international contexts. Recent matters include lead bankruptcy counsel to Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. in its restructuring proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, to U.S. Steel Canada Inc. in its restructuring proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, to U.S. Steel Canada Inc. in its restructuring proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and to Morneau Shepell as administrator of Nortel’s Canadian pension plans in Nortel’s global restructuring proceedings. Other recent matters include Canadian restructuring counsel to a car rental company in its global restructuring proceedings implemented under chapter 11 the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and to a syndicate of senior lenders in the cross-border restructuring proceedings of a natural gas and electricity retailer.

Career

University of Western Ontario (LLB, 1991); Ontario Bar, 1993.

Education

Ivey Business School (HBA, 1988).

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Restructuring and insolvency

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McCarthy Tétrault acts for a mix of high-profile debtors, financial institutions, trustees and court-appointed monitors. It is known for its strength in domestic and cross-border restrcuturings, insolvencies and workouts. The firm’s recent work included advising Hertz on the Canadian refinancing aspects of its $19bn liability sheet. The group often works with the firm’s broader corporate team and offers industry expertise in areas such as, energy, technology and financial services. James Gage leads the team from Toronto and is known for his high profile work. Other key names include Sean Collins in Calgary and Heather Meredith, who is also based in Toronto. Philippe Bélanger left to become a high court judge.