Haddon Murray

Haddon Murray is a partner in the Toronto office of Gowling WLG, practising in the areas of commercial litigation and restructuring and insolvency law.

Commercial Litigation

Haddon's commercial litigation practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, involving contract disputes, P3 arbitrations, oppression claims, professional negligence, and class proceedings. He works with clients across a diverse range of industries, including financial services, logistics, and infrastructure.

Haddon has appeared extensively before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice - Commercial List and the Ontario Court of Appeal. He also has substantial experience representing clients through a variety of alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including private arbitration and mediation proceedings.

Haddon's approach to service revolves around ensuring that his clients' disputes are resolved in a manner that is aligned with their long-term strategy and goals.

Restructuring and Insolvency

Haddon is one of the principal litigators in Gowling WLG's Restructuring and Insolvency Group. He regularly represents banks, credit unions, court officers, debtor corporations, and directors in contested aspects of creditor enforcement and restructuring proceedings, including:

  • CCAA applications (including creditor initiated CCAA filings and competing CCAA and Receivership applications);
  • Claims processes;
  • Cross-border insolvency proceedings (including recognition proceedings under Part IV of the CCAA);
  • DIP loan approval motions;
  • Priority disputes; and
  • Receivership applications.

In addition, Haddon advises stakeholders of all kinds in connection with formal and informal insolvency proceedings. He works to ensure that his clients are positioned to maximize their leverage – and obtain the best possible negotiated solution or judicial determination.

Haddon was previously an avid rugby player, but his surgeon is now quite emphatic that he is retired.

Associations professionnelles

  • The Advocates' Society
  • Turnaround Management Association

Mandats représentatifs

  • Acted for the Monitor in the ongoing Essar Algoma CCAA proceedings.
  • Represented the Aeropostale group of companies as Canadian counsel in conjunction with U.S. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Represented FirstOnSite G.P. Inc and FirstOnSite Restoration Inc as debtors in CCAA proceedings involving the sale of substantially all of the debtors' assets to a subsidiary of Delos Capital, a U.S.-based private equity fund which holds an interest in Interstate Restoration LLC.
  • Represented BlueTree Advisors II Inc. as court-appointed Receiver in receivership proceedings to restructure the student association at Durham College and UOIT.
  • Acted for the Colt Holding Company LLC in Canadian proceedings under Part IV of CCAA recognizing U.S. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy orders.
  • Acted for Bank of Montreal in its capacity as agent for a syndicate of lenders enforcing loans to Thane International Inc. and related companies. Successfully brought an application for approval of the sale of the debtors' assets through a quick-flip receivership for a purchase price of $50,000,000.
  • Numerous proceedings acting for Receivers, realizing on assets of insolvent entities and obtaining approval for asset purchase agreements.