Sylvain Vauclair is the head of the insolvency and restructuring group at Woods LLP in Montréal, an insolvency specialist with over 35 years of experience representing the full spectrum of stakeholders, including debtors, committees of creditors or bondholders, boards, CCAA monitors and bankruptcy trustees. His work is now particularly focused on restructuring matters. He is listed in the insolvency section of Chambers Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada, The 2008 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global (2014), The Legal 500 (2019) and the Lexpert® 2009 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada for Insolvency. He is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada and the American Bankruptcy Institute, as well as its subcommittee on international insolvencies, and is a regular lecturer on insolvency issues.
McMillan LLP and Sidley Austin LLP represented Fortress Investment Group in the purchase of the assets of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA), which was subject to bankruptcy court protection following the tragic derailment at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec that occurred on July 6, 2013.