François Viau Partner National Leader, Insolvency sub-group - Commercial Litigation

Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 1993 - Quebec

Primary phone: +1 514-392-9530

Fax: +1 514-876-9530


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Primary office:  Montréal

François Viau

François Viau is a partner in Gowling WLG's Montréal office, practising in bankruptcy and insolvency, real estate law, banking and commercial litigation.

François is particularly well-known as a trusted advisor to many major retail landlords in insolvency files especially in recent years following all insolvency matters in the retail industry. François is the Leader of the Montréal Restructuring, bankruptcy & Insolvency practice group and the National Leader of Gowling WLG's Insolvency sub-group in Commercial Litigation. He is also a member of the Liaison Committee for the Commercial Division of the Québec Superior Court, and an ambassador of the Fondation du Barreau du Québec.

François also regularly represents financial institutions and private lenders with respect to restructuring matters, enforcement of security, as well as trustees in bankruptcy, creditors and debtors on various insolvency-related issues.

He is a frequent speaker and author in banking, insolvency and real estate law. In addition to his appearance among Canada's leading lawyers in The Canadian Lexpert Directory, François has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada and Benchmark Canada. He was called to the Bar in 1993 (Quebec).

He practises law in English and French.

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