BLG Strengthens Restructuring & Insolvency Team

Alex MacFarlane brings nearly three decades of experience in high-profile bankruptcy and restructuring files to BLG

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce that Alex MacFarlane is joining its Toronto office as partner in the Banking and Financial Services and Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Groups. Mr. MacFarlane regularly acts for debtor corporations, financial institutions, receivers, court appointed monitors, liquidators, creditors' committees, trustees in bankruptcy and purchasers of distressed assets. He has extensive experience in respect of cross-border insolvency proceedings,  including insolvency and restructuring proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Winding-Up and Restructuring Act.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Alex to our firm," said Sean Weir, BLG's national managing partner and CEO. "Alex brings a wealth of expertise having acted as lead counsel for clients appointed as liquidators by the Superintendent of Financial Institutions in Canada, and its equivalent abroad."

Mr. MacFarlane has frequently appeared in cases heard on the Commercial List of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in connection with restructuring proceedings, proposals and receiverships on behalf of debtors, creditors and court appointed monitors, liquidators and receivers.

"We are thrilled to welcome Alex into our group," said David C. Whelan, QC, BLG's national group head, Specialized Business Law. "Alex is highly regarded by his peers. He has a solid track record of serving global professional services firms and leading Canadian financial institutions on insolvency matters."

Mr. MacFarlane has notably been recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers CanadaCanada's Leading Lawyers for Business in Restructuring/Insolvency, and in the 2016 edition of Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business for Restructuring/Insolvency in Canada. He is a member of numerous associations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute. He holds an LLB from Dalhousie University and an MA (ABD) from York University.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading, national, full-service Canadian law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. BLG is one of the country's largest law firms with more than 725 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in five cities across Canada. We assist clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing to trademark and patent registration.

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