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Insolvency Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act

Retail Insolvencies in Canada Series, #1: Landlord Perspectives

This article is the first instalment in a series examining large retail insolvencies in Canada from the perspective of various stakeholders. The Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) (CCAA) is the principal statute...more

Alberta Court Provides Clarity on Oppression Claims in CCAA Context

The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench (Court) has provided clarity on how oppression claims will be adjudicated in the context of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). In the recent decision in Lightstream Resources...more

Court of Appeal Closes Door on U.S. Doctrine for Re-Ranking Creditors

The Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has closed the door on the application of equitable subordination in Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceedings. In U.S. Steel Canada Inc. (Re), the OCA clarified the scope of...more

Throwback Thursday From Shumaker Manufacturing: Insolvency Laws In Canada, Mexico And The U.S.

I had an occasion recently to compare the preference laws of the US and Canada in a cross-border matter, and wanted to share the attached compendium comparing the insolvency laws of the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Insolvency...more

Canadian Bankruptcy Considerations in Factoring Transactions

by Dickinson Wright on

Factoring transactions, in which a buyer purchases outright or acquires an interest in a seller’s accounts receivable, are becoming increasingly common. Initially, the buyer must determine whether the transaction is to be...more

Doing Business in Canada: Bankruptcy and Insolvency

BANKRUPTCY & INSOLVENCY - In Canada, an “insolvent company” (or “person”) refers to an entity which is not bankrupt and which resides, carries on business or has property in Canada; and which is unable to meet or has...more

Indemnification Claims Under the CCAA A - Caution for Underwriters, Auditors, Directors and Others

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Indemnification clauses are often considered a critical component of risk mitigation strategies in legal relationships. However, as is well understood, the value of an indemnification clause, in the event it becomes...more

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