Head of Davies’ Financial Restructuring & Insolvency practice, Robin advises on corporate turnarounds, workouts and restructurings, distressed asset sales and acquisitions, debtor-in-possession financings, and secured and unsecured creditor rights enforcement. Known for his creative and focused advice, he acts on numerous integrated cross-border proceedings and represents debtors, boards, purchasers, secured and unsecured creditors, receivers, monitors, and trustees in bankruptcy. Robin is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, INSOL International, and the Turnaround Management Association, as well as a past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Insolvency Law Section. He is also a periodic lecturer at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he lectures on the topics of secured transactions, bankruptcy, and insolvency. Select Recognition: Chambers Canada; Chambers Global; IFLR1000; The Legal 500 Canada; The Best Lawyers in Canada; Who’s Who Legal: Canada.
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”).
Nortel Networks Corporation (Nortel Canada) is the Canadian parent company of what was one of the largest telecommunications businesses in the world. In early 2009, formal insolvency proceedings were commenced in Canada, the United States and England, among other places. Nortel’s worldwide business was liquidated through a number of Court-approved sales of its business units and a US$4.5-billion sale of its residual patents, resulting in US$7.3 billion of global sale proceeds to be allocated amongst the Nortel debtor companies in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Leading infrastructure and construction materials enterprise Armtec Infrastructure Inc. and its affiliates (Armtec) completed a going-concern sale of substantially all of its assets to Armtec LP, an affiliate of Brookfield Capital Partners Fund III L.P. (Brookfield), in exchange for a release from approximately $200 million in secured debt obligations owing to Brookfield. The transaction was completed pursuant to an asset sale under the <I>Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act</I> (CCAA).
On March 6, 2015, a landlord group led by Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. and Oxford Properties Group completed a transaction involving the termination of leases at 11 properties that had previously been leased by Target Canada Co. (Target), owner and operator of shopping centers, and a unit of Target Corp., for $138 million.