199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2000 (ON)
Linc acts as a lead advisor to key stakeholders in some of Canada's most complex domestic and cross-border restructurings, distressed acquisitions and distressed financings. He gained insights into cross-border mandates, having relocated to the United States from 2004 to 2007 to assist in establishing Blakes US presence. Upon his return, Linc developed a leading restructuring practice with a particular focus on cross-border matters. In addition to acting for a broad cross section of domestic clients, Linc is routinely retained by foreign-based lenders, corporations and private equity and hedge funds to provide strategic and legal advice for some of their most complicated multi-jurisdictional mandates. He is also a leading contributor to continuing legal education. He has published extensively in scholarly journals and trade publications for almost two decades. In addition to speaking extensively on a variety of insolvency law topics, many of his speaking engagements address diversity issues in the legal profession. Linc has been recognized for his pioneering accomplishments in this area.
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”).
On May 31, 2018, an affiliate of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (Fairfax) acquired all of the share capital and business of Toys “R” Us (Canada) Ltd. Toys “R” Us (Canada) Ltee (Toys Canada) for a purchase price of $300 million subject to certain working capital adjustments. The share transaction, which was completed in connection with Toys Canada’s emergence from restructuring proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (the CCAA) and Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, has enabled Toys Canada to continue as a going concern without compromising creditor claims and preserved Toys Canada’s position as Canada’s leading toy and baby retailer.
On March 28, 2018, Platinum Equity Capital Partners IV (Platinum Equity) completed the acquisition of Husky Injection Molding Systems (Husky) from Berkshire Partners and OMERS Private Equity for $4.95 billion (US$3.85 billion). Based in Bolton, Ont., Husky is a global supplier of highly engineered injection molding equipment and services for the plastic injection molding equipment industry, and a leading provider of PET systems, hot runners, aftermarket tooling, medical molds and specialty closure molds.
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.
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”).