David is a partner in the restructuring, insolvency, distressed M&A, lending and corporate law practices at Gowling WLG with more than 26 years’ experience. His practice includes cross-border restructuring and lending transactions focusing on presenting creative solutions in complex multi-lateral scenarios. Recent transactions include acting for: (i) the receiver in the receivership and liquidation of HMV Canada; (ii) Bank of Montreal, National Bank of Canada and HSBC in the Thane Direct Marketing receivership, Ch. 15 and MBO; (iii) CIBC in the Bombay/Bowring/Benix insolvency, sale, and ABL financing; (iv) BMO in the Sherson Group Canadian insolvency filing, Ch. 15, and sale; and (v) BMO in the Sterling Shoes CCAA case and restructuring. David is the 2017 Chairman of the global Turnaround Management Association, previously 2016 President, sits on its Operations Committee and Executive Board of Directors and serves as 2017 TMA Global chair. He served as chair of the CBA Bankruptcy Section for two years ending 2004. David taught Bankruptcy Law at Osgoode Hall Law School for five years up to 2001. Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada (banking, 2013–2017), Chambers Global (Canada) (restructuring and insolvency, 2012–2016) and Chambers Canada (restructuring and insolvency, 2017).
Year Called to the Bar:
Banking & Financial Institutions
Insolvency & Financial Restructuring - Financial Restructuring