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Insolvency & Financial Restructuring
Practice Area Definition
Insolvency and insolvency litigation is generally understood to relate to acting for and advising lenders, other creditors, debtors, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers and other participants in corporate insolvencies and debt enforcement, collection and recovery, and typically involves bankruptcy, receivership or similar court-supervised insolvency proceedings or private enforcement remedies.
Financial restructuring is generally understood to relate to acting for and advising corporations, financial institutions, bondholders, distress or hedge funds, investors, purchasers and other participants in the formulation, negotiation and implementation of corporate financial restructurings, whether in circumstances of insolvency or solvency and whether involving debt and/or equity, and includes informal negotiated workouts and refinancings and financial restructurings implemented pursuant to insolvency statutes such as the Companies' Creditors Arrangements Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act or corporate statutes such as the Canada Business Corporations Act or similar provincial statutes.