333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2000 (ON); 2000 (New York)
Partner in the Corporate Restructuring Group and a member of the Executive Committee. Extensive experience in leading domestic, cross-border and transnational corporate restructuring transactions and refinancings, including CCAA and CBCA corporate restructurings, and other forms of cross-border restructurings, out-of-court restructurings and workouts, mass tort restructurings, strategic bankruptcy-based acquisitions, bankruptcy-based litigation and near-insolvency investing scenarios. Clients include debtor companies, secured and unsecured lenders, bondholders and creditors, official and unofficial creditors’ committees, key shareholders and leading private equity firms and other strategic investors focused on distressed situations. Frequent lecturer on cross-border insolvency and restructuring matters. Recognized as an industry leader by Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500 Canada and Lexpert. Selected by Lexpert as one of Canada’s “Leading Lawyers Under 40” in 2009. Admitted to the Bar in Ontario and New York.
Concordia International Corp. (“Concordia” or the “Company”) (TSX: CXR), an international specialty pharmaceutical company focused on becoming a leader in European specialty, off-patent medicines, completed the recapitalization of approximately US$4 billion of secured and unsecured debt in September 2018 pursuant to a plan of arrangement (the “CBCA Plan”) under the Canada Business Corporations Act (“CBCA”).
In the culmination of a complex cross-border bankruptcy sales and auction process, on February 28, 2017, Performance Sports Group Ltd. (PSG) announced the completion of the sale of substantially all of its assets to an investor group led by Sagard Holdings Inc. (Sagard) and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (Fairfax) for US$575 million, subject to certain adjustments, and the assumption of related operating liabilities.
On December 14, 2016, Tervita Corporation (“Tervita”), a leading environmental solutions provider, implemented its court-approved plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “Plan”).
Aurcana Corporation (Aurcana), a Vancouver-based, silver producing company that owns the Shafter Silver Project, a silver deposit located in Texas, US, completed a restructuring transaction pursuant to which all of Aurcana’s secured debt obligations to Orion Mine Finance (Master) Fund I L.P., as lender, under Aurcana’s amended and restated senior secured credit facility dated April 29, 2014, were extinguished in exchange for Aurcana’s Mexican operations.
On July 2, 2015, Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc., operating as “Mobilicity”, was acquired by an affiliate of Rogers Communications Inc. in a transaction valued at $465 million. Mobilicity, a Canadian wireless telecommunications carrier, commenced creditor protection proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act in September 2013. The transaction offered significant value to Mobilicity’s creditors and allowed Mobilicity to emerge from creditor protection as a going concern. The transaction ensures certainty of service for Mobilicity customers on the Rogers network and also results in Rogers gaining significant spectrum capacity in new markets which provides faster speeds and better quality for all Rogers customers. The transaction was subject to government and court approvals and was completed on July 2, 2015.
On December 17, 2014, Parq Holdings Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Dundee Corporation, Paragon Gaming, Inc. and PBC VUR Limited Partnership, completed a US$415 million project financing for the development of a world-class urban resort and casino in Vancouver, British Columbia (the Resort).