Professional background

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Bertrand Giroux joined BCF in 1995, and is a partner in the Litigation Group. He is co-leader of the Restructuring and Insolvency strategic team.

Mr. Giroux regularly advises clients on privacy protection matters, invasion of privacy and injury to reputation. He also acts as leading counsel or legal adviser with respect to competition matters or offences under the laws governing competition.

For the past years, Mr. Giroux has been in charge of major litigation files and restructuring operations, including the restructuring of Groupe Les Ailes de la Mode, and more recently, Groupe Bikini Village Inc. He has also defended creditors’ rights before the Superior Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada in the insolvency procedures concerning Inter-Canadien. Recently, he acted as amicus curiae before the Superior Court in the liquidation of the Norbourg and Évolution mutual funds.

He has pleaded before most Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Involvement

Mr. Giroux has been a member of the Liaison Committee with the Superior Court (Commercial Division) for three years. He is also a member of the Reading Committee of the National Creditor Debtor Review, a Butterworks publication in the bankruptcy and insolvency fields.

Representative work

  • Lead counsel to a group of aircraft owners in the bankruptcy of Inter-Canadian.

  • Lead counsel to the board of directors of Groupe Les Ailes de la Mode Inc. with respect to its restructuring under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act ("CCAA").

  • Lead counsel to a group of investors with respect to a private placement with Groupe Les Ailes de la Mode Inc. during its CCAA process.

  • Lead counsel to Groupe Bikini Village Inc. with respect to its restructuring under the CCAA.

  • Lead counsel to Avance Pharma with respect to its restructuring under the CCAA.

  • Appointed special counsel to the Superior Court (amicus curiae) with respect to the liquidation of Norbourg and Evolution Funds.

  • Lead counsel to a major corporate retail group in the area of women’s lingerie with respect to its restructuring under the CCAA and the transfer of its commercial activities to other Canadian interests.

  • Lead counsel to the interim receiver appointed with respect to Technologies LTrim Inc.

  • Lead counsel to the interim receiver appointed with respect to Solutions Mindready Inc. as well as its Canadian and American subsidiaries.

  • Lead counsel with respect to the acquisition of the assets of Position Technologies Inc. during its CCAA process.

  • Counsel to important creditors of SR Telecom Inc. with respect to the latter's restructuring under the CCAA.

  • Lead counsel to Groupe Triton Inc. and its subsidiaries in Quebec and Ontario with respect to its restructuring under the CCAA.

  • Lead counsel to Blue Note Mining Inc., a public company, with respect to its restructuring under the CCAA.

  • Lead counsel to a group of secured creditors of Resources MSV and Resources Campbell with respect to their receivership. Expert witness in matters of Canadian bankruptcy and insolvency with respect to a US litigation.

Contact

514 397-6935
bertrand.giroux@bcf.ca

Assistant(s)

Louise Doré

514 397-6699 #3460
louise.dore@bcf.ca

Montreal

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