“Mr. Finlay, with his usual consummate skill ...” (Ontario Court of Appeal), consistently recognized as a senior trial and appellate counsel. His practice engages complex commercial, constitutional, tort and public law issues. In 2019, Bryan was awarded the prestigious Advocates' Society Medal. Bryan is a previous recipient of the OBA Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation, at which the Hon. Mr. Justice Cromwell, of the Supreme Court of Canada, was keynote speaker. Bryan is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and International Academy of Trial Lawyers and an honourary overseas member of COMBAR (England and Wales). At the start of his career, Bryan was a law clerk to Justice Spence, Supreme Court of Canada. Bryan is frequently ranked and recommended in numerous industry-leading publications and league tables.
On June 30, 2017, Stelco Inc. (Stelco), formerly U.S. Steel Canada Inc., emerged from Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act (CCAA) proceedings through the implementation of a CCAA plan. This involved the compromise of more than $2 billion of debt and the restructuring of approximately $2 billion of pension and benefit obligations.