Bernard is a partner who practises in the areas of restructuring & insolvency law at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Over the years, Bernard has acted for several financial institutions and trustees in bankruptcy, pleading numerous cases on their behalf before the Québec Superior Court, the Québec Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has represented many different parties affected by the insolvency process in both domestic and cross-border cases. Bernard has authored a book entitled Faillite et Insolvabilité: une perspective québécoise de la jurisprudence canadienne (Bankruptcy and Insolvency: A Québec Perspective on Canadian Jurisprudence), considered by many as being the most authoritative book on this topic in Québec. Lately, he has been involved in the following matters: Bloom Lake Iron Ore Mine and Wabush Mines (Debtors), American Apparel Canada Retail Inc. (Debtor), RB Energy Inc. and Québec Lithium Inc. (Debtors), Aveos Fleet Performance Inc. (Secured Creditor), George Marciano (Trustee in bankruptcy). Bernard is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada and of the Turnaround Management Association. LLM, Cambridge University, 1987; Admitted to the Québec Bar, 1986; LLB, Laval University, 1985.
Year Called to the Bar:
Insolvency & Financial Restructuring - Insolvency Litigation
Insolvency & Financial Restructuring - Financial Restructuring