Stikeman Elliott has the depth and breadth of experience to handle the most complex insolvencies and corporate restructurings for businesses of all sizes in multiple industry sectors. Our bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring team draws its significant depth from practitioners who are experienced not just in insolvency law, but also in the insolvency-related issues that arise in other areas, including litigation, banking, securities, tax, M&A, pensions, employment and regulatory law.
Our reputation as a leader in the sector has been acquired by guiding many of Canada's most complex commercial restructurings to a successful conclusion. In a practice area noted for tight deadlines, conflicting agendas and complex business and legal issues, our ability to respond quickly, negotiate effectively and craft workable solutions greatly benefits our clients.
In addition to working on some of the highest profile restructuring transactions in Canadian history, including the C$32B Asset-Backed Commercial Paper restructuring, the largest ever in Canada, and the Air Canada debtor-in-possession financing and restructuring, the largest in Canadian history at that time, our lawyers have assisted management teams across Canada, in businesses of all sizes, in protecting their interests, overcoming business challenges and seizing new strategic opportunities. Our experience includes advising both public and private companies in corporate reorganizations and restructuring, acting for debtors, creditors, accounting firms, trustees under indentures and other stakeholders, negotiating and structuring debtor-in-possession financing arrangements, advising on enforcement of security and acquisition or divestiture of insolvent or distressed assets.