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Colin D. Brousson
Partner, National Head of Restructuring and Insolvency Group

Speaks: English

Year of Call: 1996 - British Columbia

Primary Office: Vancouver

Colin D. Brousson

Colin Brousson is a partner in the Vancouver office of Gowling WLG and national leader of the firm's Restructuring and Insolvency Group.

Colin has an extensive record of representing major stakeholders in corporate restructuring engagements in various industries. He acts for all parties affected by the insolvency process including: debtors, lenders, purchasers, secured and unsecured creditors, and directors, as well as trustees, receivers and monitors. 

He is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, an organization that recognizes excellence in the area of insolvency and restructuring. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada and is named a leading practitioner in the area of insolvency and restructuring law by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Colin has also been ranked by Chambers Global for restructuring and insolvency and by Benchmark Canada, which named him a "litigation star" for insolvency.

Additionally, Colin practises in the area of Aboriginal law.

Colin is strong believer in community service, including pro bono work for Western Canada Society to Access Justice in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. In addition, he has acted as a director of the following organizations:

  • WelTel, an organization that uses cell phone technology to improve the health care of patients in Africa;
  • The Western Canadian Paediatric Aids Society, a charitable society that organized camps and recreational activities for children affected by HIV; and
  • Basketball B.C., a provincial sports organization, where he co-founded the Steve Nash basketball leagues and was awarded a "Special Merit Award" by Basketball B.C.

 


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Chambers Canada 2016

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The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

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Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

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November 2015

Chambers Canada 2016

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September 2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

2015

July 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

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Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2015

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Chambers Global 2015

2014

September 2014

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015

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July 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014

2014

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Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2014

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The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014

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Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013

2013

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Benchmark Canada 2013

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June 2012

PLC Which Lawyer? 2012

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2012

WelTel Society - Director

2012 - 2015

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April 2008

Gowlings Partner

2004

2004

Western Canadian Paediatric Aids Society - President

2004 - 2011

1996

1996

President of Basketball BC

1996 - 2002

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Year of Call, British Columbia

1995

1995

University of Victoria, LLB

1992

1992

University of Victoria, B.Sc. (Hons.)

Colin Brousson
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Colin Brousson

Colin Brousson is a partner in the Vancouver office of Gowling WLG and national...

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Colin Brousson

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Colin's recent articles, papers & presentations include:

  • Co-chair, BC Insolvency Model Order Committee, 2010-2014
  • Presenter, Insurance-Are You Covered?, CAIRP Insolvency & Restructuring Forum, May 2011
  • Presenter, Anatomy of the Acquisition of a Distressed Company, FEI Canada Seminar Series, Vancouver & Calgary, March 2010
  • Co-presenter, Real Estate Developments and the CCAA - Vinegar & Water, Or?, December 2009
  • Presenter, Wonders of WEPPA & Recent BIA Amendments, Gowlings Trustee Seminar, August 2009
  • Author, Winding Up & Restructuring Act & Farm Debt Mediation Act Update, Halsbury 2009
  • Author, Marshalling Apportionment & Consolidation, presented on April 23, 2009 at the British Columbia CLE, "Foreclosure Practice"
  • Co-author, Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring: The Nuts and Bolts, February 2009
  • Co-author, Overview of Coe Newnes McGehee, presented at Annual Insolvency Review, Banff AB, January 2009

Client Work

Mercator subsidiary Stingray Copper divests El Pilar Project in US$100 million transaction

Client Work July 1, 2015

Starcore to acquire Creston Moly from Mercator Minerals' bankruptcy trustee

Client Work January 1, 2015

Colin's representative engagements include:

  • Representing the major secured creditors in the CCAA proceedings of League Assets, Aviawest, Worldspan, Sterling Shoes, Encore Developments, Marine Drive/Windnsea, the Shire Group, Abenante Motor Sports, and Blackburn Developments Ltd.
  • Representing debtors in the CCAA proceedings of Stanfield Mining Group, Redcorp Mining, Hayes Forest Products, Coe Newnes McGehee, Ted Leroy Trucking Ltd., and Sweetwater Developments
  • Representing directors, purchasers, investors and/or other interested parties in the CCAA proceedings of King Pacific Lodge, Jameson House, Forest & Marine, Pope & Talbot, and Tagish Lake Gold Corp.
  • Representing trustees in bankruptcy, monitors and receivers in the insolvency proceedings for Can Pacific Farms, Jackpine, "Please Mum", TS Kwon, A & B Sound, Perimeter Transportation, Pollard Equipment, Ian Thow and related companies, the Geotivity Group, Apex Manufacturing and XCellulose Resources Inc.
  • Representing the major secured creditors in the receiverships of Aviawest, Millennium Evelyn, Hoo Ming Developments, Pemberton Gateway Village Hotel, Island Apple, Bay City Auto, Prima Electronics, Langley Suzuki, B.M. Jet Corp., Whisper Ridge Developments, CC Helicopters, Upholstery Arts, Teco Resource Group, Pacific Spas, CTL Steel, Pacific Van and Camper, Big Island Inflata-Boats, Swanberg Air, and Beaver Air
  • Representing the First Nations Financial Management Board
  • Representing CMHC on numerous commercial matters including the Squamish Pointe of View CCAA and subsequent receivership proceedings
  • Representing HSBC, CIBC, RBC, BDC, Timbercreek Asset Management, Sprott Resource, General Electric and other lenders in various collection matters

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