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M&A Trends in a Post-Pandemic Context

March 21, 2023 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please note that this webinar will take place in French only.

The economic challenges related to the post-COVID-19 period have already led to an uptick in restructurings and distressed M&A in Canada and internationally. Many market analysts expect this trend to accelerate as 2023 advances.

In this context, please join us for a panel discussion on the latest distressed M&A trends and structures in Canada.


  • Types of insolvency proceedings – Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
  • Court-supervised sale process – sale and investment solicitation process, stalking horse bidders, auctions and credit bids
  • Employment issues – transfer of employees and liabilities under benefit plans
  • Deal terms and dynamics – speed of process, risks related to limited vendor due diligence representations and indemnities, closing conditions and the possibility of “synthetic” representation and warranty insurance
  • Court approval – reverse vesting orders and assignment orders


Tuesday, March 21, 2023
12 – 1 p.m. (ET)
Mandatory Continuing Education

Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.


This program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive hour.

British Columbia

This program has been accredited for up to 1 CPD Credit Hour with The Law Society of British Columbia.