Joseph Latham
Joseph Latham
Partner at Goodmans LLP
(416) 597-4211
(416) 979-1234
333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1991 (ON)
Partner. Practice focuses on commercial insolvencies, including bankruptcies, receiverships and financial and corporate restructurings. Regularly advises on Canadian and cross-border matters, and has represented purchasers, debtors, financial institutions, creditor groups and court officers, including monitors, information officers, receivers and trustees in bankruptcy. Significant mandates include: DCL Group (Dominion Colour), White Birch Paper, Yatsen Group (Sarku Japan), Sears Canada, Intertan Canada (Circuit City), Essar Algoma, Eddie Bauer, Peraso Technologies, Metro 360, BJ Services, BOS Solutions, Hollander Sleep Products, Hamilton Specialty Bar, Arc Productions, Hart Stores, Consumers Packaging, AG Simpson, Rockport, Performance Sports, Allied Systems Holdings, Allied Track Services, Lightstream, Waterford-Wedgwood/Royal Doulton, Harvest Ontario Partners, Harvest Fraser Richmond Organics, Graceway Pharmaceuticals, Ivanhoe Energy, Chemtura, NRI Industries, Accuride and Canadian Red Cross. Recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, IFLR 1000, Who’s Who Legal Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada, Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Member Insolvency Institute of Canada, ABA, OBA, and past president, TMA, Toronto Chapter.
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On November 30, 2018, Essar Steel Algoma Inc. (“ESAI”) concluded its comprehensive restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act by way of the sale of substantially all of its assets to Algoma Steel Inc. (“ASI”).
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.
Essar Steel Algoma Inc. (Algoma) concluded its comprehensive US$1.4 billion recapitalization and refinancing. Algoma restructured certain of its existing debt obligations by way of a plan of arrangement under the CBCA and refinanced its outstanding debt through concurrent Term Loan, ABL, High Yield Debt and Junior Notes financings.