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JTI-Macdonald Corp.

TGF acts as counsel to the Applicant in its CCAA proceedings. JTIM’s CCAA proceedings are related to the CCAA filings of both Rothmans, Benso...

Western University: Characterization of unpaid tuition under the BIA

This case set a precedent in its findings that (i) unpaid tuition constituted a debt in the nature of a student loan under the Bankruptcy and Insol...

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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.

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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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Mobilicity

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

Target Canada

Represented a landlord of several properties which completed a pre-emptive transaction to regain its properties and avoid the sales process.

SquareTwo Financial Corporation

Canadian counsel to the companies with respect to a US$400 million prepackaged restructuring plan in Canada and the US.

Durham College

Represented the College in obtaining the first court-appointed Receiver over a student association in a post-secondary context.

Endurance Energy Ltd.: CCAA proceedings for Endurance Energy Ltd

Represents Endurance Energy Ltd. in connection with its proceedings under the CCAA, an Alberta-based oil and gas production company, which successf...

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Blockbuster: An orderly liquidation of over 400 stores with significant cross-border issues

Counsel to the Receiver of Blockbuster Canada - an orderly liquidation of approximately 440 stores with significant cross-border issues.

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DIP Lender

Restructuring case of one of the largest pork producers in Ontario.

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Fraser Papers: Counsel to Fraser Papers Inc. and its Canadian and U.S. affiliates in a restructuring under the CCAA and Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

Counsel to Fraser Papers Inc. and its Canadian and U.S. affiliates in a restructuring under the CCAA and Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, obtaining amendments to provincial pension legislation to facilitate a Plan of Arrangement

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GE Capital Aviation Services (Air Canada): Acting on behalf of GE Capital Aviation Services, Inc., a principal stakeholder in the Air Canada CCAA proceedings

Acting on behalf of GE Capital Aviation Services, Inc., a principal stakeholder in the Air Canada CCAA proceedings

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Stelco: Represented the court-appointed monitor Ernst & Young in the restructuring of Stelco

Represented the court-appointed monitor Ernst & Young in the restructuring of Stelco, one of the most significant CCAA restructurings in Canadian history

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Calpine: Counsel to a committee of unsecured bondholders of Calpine Corporation subsidiaries in oppression proceedings

Counsel to a committee of unsecured bondholders of Calpine Corporation subsidiaries in oppression proceedings, as well as the subsequent cross-border restructuring of Calpine and its subsidiaries

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Portus: Counsel for the Court-appointed Receiver of the Portus Group

TGF represented the Court-Appointed Receiver of the Portus Group of Companies appointed upon the application of the Ontario Securities Commission pursuant to the Securities Act (Ontario). Investors were owed approximately $790,000,000.  They recovered 93.13 cents on the dollar of their claims. The largest asset of the Estate were principal protected notes issued by a Canadian Bank which, after extensive negotiations, agreed to prepay the notes on a commercially reasonable basis. The case also involved pursuing monies misappropriated from the Portus Group by one of its principals through various jurisdictions in the Caribbean, Europe, Hong Kong and Israel arising out of the Portus insolvency.

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JTI MacDonald: Counsel to the Court-appointed Monitor

Counsel to Ernst & Young, in its capacity as the Monitor of JTI Macdonald Corp., the third largest tobacco manufacturer/distributor in Canada, until its successful emergence from CCAA protection

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