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TGF is widely recognized for its leading national and international restructuring practice. The TGF Restructuring Group applies its deep experience in restructuring to finding creative and business-oriented solutions that have led to strong, long-lasting relationships with its clients. TGF’s aggressive, responsive and effective approach to restructuring has ensured that its lawyers have been involved in virtually every major insolvency proceeding in Ontario over the last twenty years, covering every business sector.


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Nortel Networks: Canadian Insolvency Counsel for the UK Pension Claimants, the largest single creditor in the worldwide Nortel Networks proceedings - $4 Billion.

Canadian counsel to the Trustees of Nortel Networks UK Limited’s Pension Trust and the Pension Protection Fund throughout the unprecedented trials and appeals.


United States Steel

Contentious three-way battle between US Steel, employee and pensioner union and the Province of Ontario.

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Hollinger: Hotly contested CCAA application resulting in a global settlement

The file involved a hotly contested CCAA application resulting in a global settlement amongst stakeholders followed by a creative harvesting of litigation assets by a litigation trustee all under and as part of a CCAA filing.


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An unusual case involving the Federal Government and a pending lawsuit in respect to the government's actions. 

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Coopers & Lybrand

Counsel to Coopers & Lybrand in connection with its restructuring proceedings, and litigation counsel in connection with the successful defence of claims against Coopers with a value of approximately $400M.

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AbitibiBowater: Counsel to the Court-appointed Monitor

Counsel to Ernst & Young, court-appointed monitor in the successful cross-border restructuring of the AbitibiBowater entities, one of the world's largest publicly traded pulp and paper manufacturers

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