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Patrice Benoit
Partner

Speaks: English, French

Year of Call: 1991 - Quebec

Primary Office: Montréal

Patrice Benoit

Patrice Benoit is a partner in Gowling WLG's Montréal office. Specializing in corporate restructuring, insolvency and commercial litigation, he is a member of the Corporate Restructuring National Practice Group.

Patrice represents financial institutions, venture capital corporations, accounting firms, trustees in bankruptcy, trade creditors, as well as companies from various industry sectors. He works primarily in all insolvency-related fields, including corporate restructuring and corporate reorganization under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act or the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, and the realization of security or other forms of asset liquidation. He regularly appears before the Superior Court of Québec (Civil and Commercial Chambers) and the Court of Appeal of Québec.

He is often called upon to speak on banking law and insolvency related matters.

Patrice practises in English and French.


Featured client work

Novatech acquires assets of Cover Industries

ClientWork August 31, 2015

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Career & Recognition

2015

September 2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

2015

July 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

2015

April 2015

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

2014

September 2014

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015

2014

April 2014

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

2013

September 2013

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014

2013

March 2013

Benchmark Canada 2013

2013

February 2013

The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013

1991

1991

Year of Call, Quebec

1990

1990

University of Montréal, LLB

Patrice Benoit
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Patrice Benoit

Patrice Benoit is a partner in Gowling WLG's Montréal office. Spec...

Memberships

Patrice Benoit
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Patrice Benoit

Patrice Benoit is a partner in Gowling WLG's Montréal office. Spec...

Insights & Resources

Client Work

Novatech acquires assets of Cover Industries

Client Work August 31, 2015

Patrice’s corporate restructuring practice is extensive and includes representing key players/stakeholders in numerous files, including the following:

  • restructuring under the CCAA of Abitibi Consolidated Inc. (acted for the DIP lender and for the Attorneys General of Ontario, British Columbia and New Brunswick as well as for another major creditor with a disputed claim of about $130,000,000)
  • restructuring under the CCAA of Dumoulin Group Inc./Audiotronic Stores (acted for the senior secured creditor)
  • restructuring under the CCAA of Kitco Metals Inc., which faces a disputed tax assessment of about $350,000,000 (acting for Kitco)
  • bankruptcy of the Norbourg Group of companies, responsible for the most important financial fraud to date in the province of Quebec (acting for the trustee)
  • restructuring under the CCAA of Les Ailes de la Mode/San Francisco Stores (acted for the banking syndicate)
  • restructuring under the CCAA of the Microtec group of companies (acted for one of the three members of the banking syndicate)

Patrice Benoit
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Patrice Benoit

Patrice Benoit is a partner in Gowling WLG's Montréal office. Spec...

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