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Linc Rogers

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Recent engagements in which Linc acted as lead or co-lead counsel include acting for:

  • The representative of the initial purchasers in connection with the US$3.85-billion note offering by Ligado Networks; done in furtherance of a financial restructuring (telecommunications)

  • syncreon Group B.V. and its Canadian affiliates in the cross-border balance sheet restructuring of C$1.1-billion of funded debt (logistics) (Turnaround Management Association International Company Transaction of the Year 2020)

  • The UK incorporated All Saints USA in the multi-jurisdictional restructuring of its lease portfolio (retail)

  • The court-appointed monitor in the insolvency proceedings of JTI-Macdonald Corp. involving over C$600-billion of claims asserted against the tobacco industry (manufacturing)

  • The DIP lender in the US$2.3-billion DIP facility to Toys "R" Us (retail)

  • The agent for a syndicate of senior secured creditors in the US$4.1-billion balance sheet restructuring of Concordia International (pharmaceutical)

  • The lender in the US$360-million exit financing in the Tervita Corporation restructuring (oil and gas)

Awards & Recognition

Linc is an experienced insolvency lawyer recognized in the following publications, particularly for his extensive Canada/U.S. cross-border work and lead role on large transactions:

  • Who's Who Legal: Global 2022 (Restructuring & Insolvency)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2022 (Leading Lawyer - Restructuring and Insolvency)

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada - 2020-2022 (Insolvency & Financial Restructuring)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business - 2020-2022 (Restructuring/Insolvency)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business - 2019-2022 (Restructuring/Insolvency)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - 2019-2022 (Insolvency and Financial Restructuring)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - 2018-2022 (Insolvency and Financial Restructuring)

  • Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2021 (Restructuring & Insolvency)

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys 2021

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2021 (Restructuring and Insolvency)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada - 2019-2021 (Restructuring & Insolvency)

  • Lexpert Magazine, November/December 2012 (named a "Lexpert Rising Star," honouring Canada's leading lawyers under 40)
Professional Activities

Linc is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, a limited-number, invitation-only association of Canada's most accomplshed senior insolvency professionals and serves on its Membership Committee. In addition, he is currently serving on the board of directors of the Toronto chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. He is also a member of the corporate advisory board of the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals ("CAUFP") which is dedicated to the advancement of professionals of colour within the financial services industry.  Linc acts as CAUFP's pro bono counsel.

Professional Appearances
  • Co-chair: Annual Review of Insolvency Law Virtual Conference
    Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals, February 4, 2022.
  • Moderator: Leap Forward: The Future of Work
    Annual Review of Insolvency Law Virtual Conference, February 4, 2022.
  • Panellist: Insolvency and Technology
    Osgoode Bankruptcy & Insolvency Club Webinar, February 2, 2022.
  • Moderator: Restructuring 2022: National and International Trends
    Fireside chat with Mahesh Uttamchandani, Global Manager for Financial Inclusion & Infrastructure at the World Bank Group, Blakes Business Class Webinar, January 26, 2022.
  • Moderator: Paving the Way: Black Professionals on Corporate Boards
    Black@Blakes Webinar, November 10, 2021.
  • Panellist: Q3 2021: A (Not So) Quiet Quarter?
    Insolvency Insider Webinar, November 2021.
  • Speaker: Diversity in the Practise of Law
    Commercial List Users’ Committee Virtual Seminar, June 2, 2021.
  • Moderator: Moving Past the Pandemic
    TMA Toronto Virtual Symposium, Turnaround Management Association, May 27, 2021.
  • Panellist: Insolvency Sales Transactions, Process and Auctions
    Skilled Lawyers Series, Canadian Bar Association, January 28, 2021.
  • Speaker: What to Expect When Insolvency Crosses the Border
    Episode 11, The Blakes Continuity Podcast, September 21, 2020.
  • Moderator: A Conversation with Black Restructuring Professionals
    Turnaround Management Association Virtual Webinar, June 25, 2020.
  • Speaker: Diversity in the Practise of Law
    Commercial List Users' Committee Education Day Webinar, June 2, 2021.
  • Moderator: The New Normal: Restructuring Professionals Working from Home
    Turnaround Management Association, Toronto, Ontario, May 29, 2020.
  • Moderator: Adding Generational Perspectives – Extending the Diversity Conversation
    Association of Corporate Counsel, Ontario Chapter, Toronto, Ontario, October 18, 2019.
Media Activities
  • Quoted: Pandemic takes a bite out of celebrity chef Mark McEwan’s culinary empire
    Article by Barbara Shecter, Financial Post, October 8, 2021.
  • Interviewed: Walking the Walk
    Journal of Corporate Renewal, September 2021.
  • Quoted: Cannabis producer secures CCAA plan
    Article by Dominic Lawson, Global Restructuring Review, July 20, 2021.
  • Quoted: Why more companies are turning to reverse vesting orders, especially in the cannabis sector
    Article by Jaren Kerr, The Globe and Mail, May 24, 2021.
  • Quoted: An earthquake is coming: Insolvency second wave looms as once-strong businesses falter
    Article by Barbara Shecter, The Financial Post, November 13, 2020.
  • Quoted: Companies turn to legal strategies to stave off messy bankruptcies
    Article by Christine Dobby, The Globe and Mail, November 8, 2020.
  • Quoted: A Reckoning on Bay Street
    Article by Christine Dobby, The Globe and Mail, July 18, 2020.

Admitted as a Foreign Legal Consultant in the State of Illinois - 2005
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2000
LL.B. (Magna Cum Laude), University of Ottawa - 1998
M.A., International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs - 1998
B.A., Political Science, University of Alberta - 1994

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