The Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act

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Technology Licenses in the Context of a Licensor's Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Intellectual property rights are critical to various economic sectors. Many companies depend on licensed technology to operate and survive. The licensor-licensee relationship may deteriorate, especially if the licensor starts...more

Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Priority for DIP Lenders in CCAA Proceedings

Overview - On February 1, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) affirmed the priority granted to Debtor-In-Possession (“DIP”) lenders who provide capital to debtor companies undergoing the restructuring process...more

Supreme Court of Canada Affirms Federal Paramountcy in Insolvency but Leaves Uncertainty for the Credit Community Regarding...

The Supreme Court of Canada released its highly anticipated decision in Indalex Limited (Re) this morning. The ruling stemmed from an appeal of an Ontario Court of Appeal decision that had created commercial uncertainty...more

When can Environmental Regulatory Orders be Compromised Claims under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act? Supreme Court of...

Newfoundland and Labrador v. AbitibiBowater Inc., 2012 SCC 67 - In its decision released on December 7, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada held that claims in respect of provincial environmental clean-up orders can be...more

"Thinking Outside the Box - Using the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act to Resolve a Prospective Class Action"

Originally published in the Ontario Bar Association's Class Action Law Section, Volume 3, No. 1 – December 2012. The Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act ("CCAA") has long been lauded as a flexible tool that lends...more

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