Corporate Restructuring


When it comes to executing national, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional insolvencies and restructurings, there's no substitute for experience.

Armed with the knowledge and insight gained from being intimately involved in complex restructurings, the professionals in Gowling WLG's Corporate Restructuring Group have advised major stakeholders, acting as debtor counsel, as counsel to the Monitor, as counsel to significant creditor groups and as counsel to acquirers of distressed assets.

We provide corporate restructuring advice across Canada, with experienced senior practitioners in our Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver offices. Our resources are mobile and completely integrated, ensuring we always have the right people in the right place to service the needs of our clients in the best and most efficient way possible.

Nothing speaks like experience

Gowling WLG professionals have played significant roles in many of the largest and most complex corporate restructurings in Canada in the last three decades, including:

  • Nortel
  • CNOOC's acquisition of OPTI Canada
  • Quebecor World
  • Air Canada
  • Abitibi Consolidated, the restructuring of the asset-backed commercial paper market in Canada
  • W.R. Grace
  • Dumoulin Group
  • Kitco Metals Inc.
  • Norbourg Group
  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • MuscleTech
  • Unique Broadband Systems
  • Ravelston
  • Slater Steel
  • WellPoint
  • Jung Developments
  • Algoma
  • Skyservice
  • Laidlaw
  • North American Steamships
  • Cineplex Odeon
  • The Loewen Group
  • Canadian Airlines
  • Anvil Range Mining
  • PSINet
  • 360Networks
  • Agribiotech
  • Livent
  • GT Group Telecom
  • Cotton Ginny
  • Noble China
  • SAAN Stores
  • Teleglobe
  • Eatons
  • Confederation Life
  • Royal Oak Mines
  • SkyDome
  • Royal Trust
  • Scotia Plaza DPS
  • Trizec
  • Cadillac Fairview
  • Bramalea
  • Olympia & York

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To find out how we can support your corporate restructuring needs, please contact any member of our team.