Aryo Shalviri
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2962

Aryo's practice includes distressed mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial reorganizations, financial restructurings and security enforcement. He has represented debtors, monitors, receivers, secured creditors, debtor-in-possession lenders, suppliers, lessors and additional clients on commercial and litigation matters across many practice areas, including general commercial and restructuring and insolvency litigation.

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Recent engagements on the public record include acting on behalf of:

  • The debtors in the plenary Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) ("CCAA") proceedings of Carillion Canada Inc., Carillion Construction Inc., Canada Holdings Inc., Carillion Canada Finance Corp. and Carillion Pacific Construction Inc. (construction and services)

  • The agent for a syndicate of senior secured creditors in the Concordia International restructuring proceedings (pharmaceutical)

  • A significant group of suppliers and service providers holding millions of dollars of claims in the CCAA proceedings of Sears Canada Inc., et al. (retail)

  • The court-appointed monitor in the CCAA proceedings of Express Fashion Apparel Canada Inc., et al. (retail)

  • The largest group of unsecured trade suppliers in the insolvency proceedings of Target Canada Co., et al. (retail)

  • The debtors in the CCAA proceedings of Lightstream Resources Ltd., 1863359 Alberta Ltd., LTS Resources Partnership, 1863360 Alberta Ltd. and Bakken Resources Partnership (oil and gas)

  • The lending syndicate in the CCAA proceedings of Endurance Energy Ltd. (oil and gas)

  • The court-appointed monitor in the CCAA proceedings of Primus Telecommunications Canada, Inc., et al. (telecommunications)

  • The court-appointed receiver of Phenomenome Discoveries Inc. and Phenomenome Laboratory Services Inc. (health sciences)

  • The debtors in the CCAA proceedings of Bloom Lake General Partner Limited, Quinto Mining Corporation, 8568391 Canada Limited, Cliffs Québec Iron Mining ULC (formerly, Cliffs Québec Iron Mining Limited), Bloom Lake Railway Company Limited, The Bloom Lake Iron Ore Mine Limited Partnership, Wabush Resources Inc., Wabush Iron Co. Limited, Wabush Mines, Arnaud Railway Company and Wabush Lake Railway Company Limited (mining)

  • The court-appointed monitor in the CCAA proceedings of Universal Settlements International Inc. (life settlements and insurance)

  • The appointing secured creditor in the private receivership of Seacliff Energy Ltd. (renewable energy)

  • The debtor-in-possession lender in the restructuring of Colossus Minerals Inc. (mining)

  • The court-appointed monitor in the CCAA proceedings of Timminco Limited and Bécancour Silicon Inc.

  • A Canadian securities firm in the cross-border liquidation of Montaque Capital Partners Limited

PUBLICATIONS
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Co-author: Concordia International Corp.'s Canada Business Corporations Act Proceedings Explained
Commercial Insolvency Reporter, LexisNexis Canada Inc., Vol. 31, No. 2, December 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Restructuring & Insolvency, October 4, 2018.
Co-author: Retail Insolvencies in Canada: Parent Perspective
Journal of Corporate Renewal, Turnaround Management Association, Vol. 31, No. 2, March 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Restructuring & Insolvency, February 28, 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Restructuring & Insolvency, October 10, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Restructuring & Insolvency, July 17, 2017.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Panellist: It’s Not You, It’s Me: Disclaimer of Contracts in Receivership and CCAA Proceedings
Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference, Montreal, Quebec, February 1, 2019.
Panellist: Restructuring and Insolvency: A Cross-Country Year in Review
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, January 23, 2019.
Speaker: Restructuring Rocks, Oil and Fish - Natural Resources Insolvencies
National Insolvency Law Conference, Canadian Bar Association, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, September 15, 2017.
Speaker: The Intersection of Intellectual Property & Insolvency Laws
Ontario Bar Association's Institute, Toronto, Ontario, February 7, 2017.
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