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Sébastien Guy

Sébastien Guy
Sébastien Guy Partner | Montréal
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  • Acted on behalf of American Apparel with respect to its Canadian restructuring under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA)

  • Acted on behalf of Bloom Lake General Partner Limited and various affiliates owning one of the largest iron ore mines in Canada, in the context of proceedings filed under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA)

  • Acted on behalf of an alternative financing provider with respect to its CCAA filing with total indebtedness of C$113-million

  • Acted on behalf of RB Energy Inc. and Quebec Lithium Inc., mining companies operating iodine and lithium mines, with respect to proceedings filed under the CCAA

  • Acted on behalf of an asbestos mining company in proceedings pursuant to the CCAA in relation to the Canadian recognition of its U.S. restructuring proceedings

  • Acted on behalf of hotel operators with respect to their restructuring under the BIA

  • Represented public companies in obtaining approval of plans of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act

  • Represented a public mining company for approval of the first plan of arrangement under the new Business Corporations Act (Quebec)

  • Represented a royalty company seeking the recognition of an overriding royalty in the context of insolvency proceedings involving mining companies

  • Represented various creditors and debtors in large restructuring matters

  • Defended a mining company in arbitration proceedings regarding the interpretation of an option agreement

  • Represented financial institutions in the realization of securities

  • Represented public companies and dissenting shareholders in the context of proxy battles

Awards & Recognition

Sébastien is recognized as a leading Canadian lawyer by the following publications:

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - 2018 and 2020 (Insolvency Litigation and Financial Restructuring)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2017-2020: Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law; 2016: Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2019 Edition (Restructuring and Insolvency – Notable practitioner)

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (2018: Litigation Star – Canada: Arbitration, Commercial, Aviation and Securities; 2015 and 2016: National Litigation Star: Insolvency; Provincial Litigation Star: Quebec: Arbitration, Commercial, Securities, and Other: Aviation; 2014: National Litigation Star: Insolvency; Provincial Litigation Star: Quebec: Arbitration, Commercial, and Securities)

Professional Activities

Sébastien is a member of the Bar of Montréal, the Quebec Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the Turnaround Management Association (Montréal chapter). He is also a member of the board of directors of the Association cycliste en développement des affaires and the Fondation Collège André-Grasset.

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Education
Admitted to the Quebec Bar - 1998
LL.B., Université de Montréal - 1997
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