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  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring
    Contact InfoTelephone: 416.367.6156
    Fax: 416.361.7301
    University University of British Columbia, B.Comm., 1986
    Law SchoolUniversity of British Columbia, LL.B., 1989
    Admitted1991, Ontario

    Professional Involvement

    •Member, Insolvency Institute of Canada (IIC); Co-Chair, IIC Task Force on Pension Reform relating to insolvency matters and Task Force on Legislative Reform.
    •Member, American Bankruptcy Institute, Canadian Insolvency Foundation, INSOL International and Turnaround Management Association.
    •Member, Ontario Bar Association, Insolvency Section


    Craig Hill is a partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. His practice involves commercial insolvency and restructuring with a focus on:

    •Advising trustees, receivers, monitors and other Court-appointed officers with respect to various insolvency proceedings.
    •Advising liquidators with respect to proceedings under the Winding-Up and Restructuring Act in connection with the liquidation of financial institutions.
    •Advising sureties in insolvencies of construction companies;
    •Advising trustees in bankruptcy and compensation funds regarding insolvencies of regulated securities firms.
    •Advising debtors and creditors with respect to proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, including all aspects of restructuring.
    •Advising international clients on cross-border and international insolvency issues.


    •Recognized as a world leading insolvency lawyer in the 2014 Guide to the World's Leading Banking Finance and Transactional Lawyers.
    •Recognized in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Canada - The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a Local Litigation Star: Ontario.
    •Selected by peers for inclusion in 2016 edition (and since 2012) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law).
    •Recognized in the 2014 edition of IFLR1000 - The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms.
    •Recognized in the 2015, 2014 and 2013 editions of Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Restructuring/Insolvency).
    •Recognized in the 2015, 2014 and 2013 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Insolvency & Financial Restructuring).
    •Recognized as a leading Canadian cross-border litigator in the 2014 and 2013 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigators.


    •Speaker, Securities Firm Bankruptcies - Part XII in Application, UBC Annual Review of Insolvency Law, February 2012.
    •Speaker, Insolvency and Licence Agreements, Osgoode Advanced Program in Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring 2012.

    Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Advising the Canadian trustee of MF Global Canada. Advising customer compensation funds in proceedings relating to Leaside Securities, Pension Canada, Farm Mutual, Buckingham Securities, Marchment & McKay and Essex Financial. Advising the court-appointed monitor in the Canadian Asset Backed Commercial Paper restructuring under the CCAA - the largest restructuring in Canadian history. Advising the UK Pension Regulator in connection with the Nortel insolvency proceedings in Canada. Advising OEM's relating to automotive supplier insolvency proceedings (Collins & Aikman, SKD, Vannatter, Aradco, Eldorado, Progressive Moulded Products, Plastech, Vikeda, Amcan, Meridian Technologies and Allied Trucking). Advising the liquidator of Income Trust Company with respect to proceedings under the Winding-Up and Restructuring Act. Advising the Hong Kong liquidator in connection with the insolvency of Akai Holdings - the largest insolvency in Hong Kong history. Advising the court-appointed receiver of the Tercon Group. Advising the court-appointed monitor of Northstar Aerospace. Advising the trustee in bankruptcy of Rampart Securities Inc. and Evergreen Securities.

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    Craig J. Hill

    Scotia Plaza, 40 King Street West
    TorontoON M5H 3Y4

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