Ryan Jacobs, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Ryan Jacobs is a leading cross-border restructuring lawyer in Canada, qualified in both Ontario and New York. He acts as lead counsel on many of Canada’s largest and most complex in-court and out-of-court reorganizations, recapitalizations and restructurings. His clients include the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Nortel Networks in Canada, the US and Europe for claims against US$8 billion in assets; the debtor-in-possession (DIP) lender to Crystallex International Corp. in Canada, the US and Venezuela for claims against US$3.8 billion in assets; and the DIP lender to Colt Defense LLC in Canada and the US for claims against US$400 million in assets. He has acted for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in such major restructurings as WorldCom; Delta Air Lines; Quebecor World; Solutia; Loral Space & Communications; Globalstar and Collins & Aikman.
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