Tony is a widely recognized leader in his field, with decades of experience playing pivotal roles in prominent and successful Canadian and cross-border restructurings and insolvencies. Clients call upon his leading corporate and insolvency experience to drive many of this field’s most demanding transactions and proceedings.
As Chair of Torys’ Canadian Corporate Restructuring and Advisory Practice, Tony advises a wide range of leading clients on all aspects of corporate financial restructurings or insolvencies, including transactions and proceedings involving negotiated workouts, recapitalizations, debt exchanges, re-financings, distressed investments and acquisitions, court proceedings under the federal Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act or Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, plans of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act, sales auctions, bridge and debtor-in-possession loans, and receiverships.
Tony’s clients include public companies seeking to re-finance or restructure debt, lenders and lending syndicates, ad hoc bondholder groups, bridge and debtor-in-possession lenders, financial sponsors, distressed business purchasers, exit lenders, receivers, monitors and information officers. He has deep expertise across many industry sectors, including energy, mining, oil and gas, retail, entertainment, manufacturing, financial services, real estate, media, tobacco, forestry, agriculture, telecommunications and technology.
|2016-2023||Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in restructuring/insolvency|
|2008-2022||Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in restructuring/insolvency|
|2017-2023||The Legal 500—Leading lawyer in restructuring and insolvency|
|2008-2022||IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded in restructuring & insolvency|
|2006-2023||Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in insolvency and financial restructuring law|
|2013-2022||The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in insolvency & financial restructuring|
|2022||Who’s Who Legal—Global and National leading lawyer in restructuring and insolvency|
|2020-2022||Expert Guides—Leading expert in restructuring and insolvency|
Tony is a member of all of Canada’s leading restructuring and insolvency organizations, including the Insolvency Institute of Canada, the Turnaround Management Association and the Insolvency Section of the Ontario Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and INSOL.
He has lectured to a variety of leading industry groups, including the Insolvency Institute of Canada and the Canadian Institute’s conference on Advanced Insolvency & Restructuring Law, on topics ranging from cross-border insolvencies and restructurings to the financing of restructurings and alternative restructuring arrangements.
Tony has also been a guest lecturer on restructurings for the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School.