When a corporate entity enters the zone of insolvency, many stakeholders are directly impacted: employees, management, trade creditors and lenders. Critical decisions have to be made by the board in real-time. Time is acutely compressed, payroll may be owing, creditors are pressing and deadlines are imminent.
Chris is recognized as a leading insolvency lawyer in British Columbia who is able to calm the waters during these troubled times and develop strategies that give critical breathing room to allow constructive dialogue between a company and its stakeholders with a view to moving towards a common restructuring goal.
Chris has been retained as counsel by debtor companies, creditors and other stakeholders on many of the larger insolvencies in British Columbia over the past 15 years.
North American Tungsten Corporation
- CCAA acting for the company
Catalyst Paper Corporation
- Acting for the senior bond holders
- CCAA acting for the debtor company
- Insolvency and restructuring
- Corporate restructuring
- Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act
- Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
- Cross-border insolvency proceedings, including Chapter 11 proceedings under the United States Bankruptcy Code
- Distressed M&A transactions, including board of directors for both the target and acquiring entities, and creditors including bondholders under trust indentures
- Multi-jurisdictional fraud matters
- Commercial bankruptcies
- Creditors’ rights
- Debtor protection
- Security enforcement
Chris has successfully guided countless companies through the often stressful and foreign process of commercial insolvency and restructuring. He protects our clients with strategy, strength and experience to help them move forward from the confines of their commercial challenges. Chris is also regularly retained by creditors, purchasers of distressed assets, board of directors and insolvency professionals.