100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2009 (ON)
Sean is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring group in Toronto. He acts for insolvent corporations, creditors, bondholders, boards of directors, shareholders, trustees in bankruptcy, monitors, receivers and landlords in a variety of domestic and cross-border matters under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Canada Business Corporations Act. He is ranked/recognized as a leading lawyer in various publications, including Chambers, Lexpert and Expert Guides. He has had a prominent role in many of Canada’s major restructurings, including Sears Canada, Sino-Forest and Tervita. His recent public engagements include being counsel to the monitor in Payless Shoes, the secured lender and DIP lender in Aralez Pharmaceuticals, the monitor in Forme Development, the ad hoc committee of unsecured debtholders of Concordia International Corp, the board of directors in Sears Canada, the Information Officer in Takata, the plan sponsors in Tervita Corporation, the first lien lender in Postmedia, the debtors in Argent Energy, the proposal trustee and trustee in bankruptcy in Danier Leather Inc, the first lien lenders in Nelson Education Ltd, and the proposal trustee and trustee in bankruptcy in Aeropostale Canada.
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.