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Derrick C. Tay
Senior Partner

Gowling WLG

Senior partner leading the firm’s corporate restructuring practice. Involved in most of the major Canadian restructurings, including Essar Algoma; the Colt companies; Armtec; Sino Forest, Nortel, Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway, SemCanada Crude, Quebecor World Inc., the Canadian asset-based commercial paper crisis, MuscleTech, Ravelston Corporation Limited, Air Canada, Teleglobe Inc., Bell Canada International Inc., Grace Canada, Inc., Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd., and The Loewen Group Inc. Listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada for insolvency & financial restructuring. Noted as “the most highly nominated lawyer in Canada” in the International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers 2009; as one of the top insolvency lawyers worldwide in The Best of the Best; as a first tier insolvency practitioner in Chambers Global; and as a leading Insolvency & Financial Restructuring lawyer in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; Benchmark Litigation Canada’s 2014 Insolvency Litigator of the Year. Recognized internationally as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the Global Counsel Handbook and other publications. Member of CBA, LSUC, IIC, ABI and IBA.

Year Called to the Bar:1981 (ON)
100 King St W, Suite 1600, 1 First Cdn Pl
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 369-7330
Fax: (416) 862-7661
E-mail: derrick.tay@gowlingwlg.com

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