Adam Slavens

Adam M. Slavens

Toronto: 416.865.7333
Fax 416.865.7380


BA (Business Administration, Honours), 2003
Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
LLB, 2006
University of Western Ontario

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2007


Adam's practice focuses on corporate and restructuring and insolvency law. He specializes in representing major participants and stakeholders in the financial restructurings of distressed companies in out-of-court workouts and refinancings as well as formal proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and arrangements under the Canada Business Corporations Act. Adam's clients include creditors, investors and purchasers, restructuring corporations, equity holders and official court-ordered appointees.

Representative Work

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Chambers Canada—Up and coming lawyer in restructuring/insolvency (2021)

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded in restructuring & insolvency (2016-2021)

Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in insolvency and financial restructuring law (2020-2021)

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in insolvency & financial restructuring (2018-2021)


Unsecured Creditors' Remedies

Federated Press, Insolvency Masterclass

Beyond Legislative Reform: Intellectual Property Licences Under Canadian Bankruptcy Laws

Commercial Insolvency Reporter, vol. 22, no. 1

Commercial Insolvency Reporter, vol. 22, no. 1


Professional Involvement

Adam is the General Editor of the National Insolvency Review, a leading Canadian bankruptcy and insolvency law journal.

Before joining Torys, Adam worked as an analyst with a private investment company in Toronto.