Sonia T. Mak
Sonia T. Mak
(416) 367-6171
(416) 367-6749
22 Adelaide St W, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1992
Partner in and leader of the Pensions and Benefits Group of BLG’s Toronto office. Advises different stakeholders including employers and their non-Canadian parents, plan administrators, trust and insurance companies, investment managers and other service providers with respect to different types of retirement income and benefits plans. Works closely with clients in the establishment of retirement income and benefits plans, plan mergers, plan conversions, transfers of plan assets and liabilities, plan wind-ups, transfer of jurisdiction of registration, and pensions and benefits arrangements in corporate transactions. Assists financial institutions in the preparation of their customer-faced documents in their retirement plan products. Inaugural chair of BLG’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2017) of Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Pensions and Benefits). Chair of Canadian Bar Association’s Pensions and Benefits Law Section. Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1992.
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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.
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