Kevin J. Zych: Lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP

Kevin J. Zych

Toronto,  ON  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Restructuring
  • Banks & Financial Institutions
Contact InfoTelephone: 416.777.5738
Fax: 416.863.1716
University McMaster University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1987
Law SchoolUniversity of Ottawa, LL.B., magna cum laude, 1990
Admitted1992, Ontario

Kevin Zych is a partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group in Toronto. His practice focuses on private loan workouts and judicially supervised restructurings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the Canada Business Corporations Act, including related litigation, with an emphasis on cross-border restructuring.

Kevin's public engagements include:

•the First Lien Agent in the CBCA proceedings of Connacher Oil and Gas;
•the First Lien Lenders in the CCAA proceedings of Nelson Education;
•the CCAA Monitor in U. S. Steel Canada Inc.;
•Lone Pine Resources in its restructuring proceedings under the CCAA;
•Sino-Forest Corporation in its restructuring proceedings under the CCAA;
•the bondholders in connection with the acquisition of OPTI Canada Inc. by CNOOC Limited pursuant to a CCAA Plan;
•the bondholders in Nortel;
•the bondholders in the CCAA proceedings of Trident Exploration Corp.;
•the Information Officer in the CCAA Proceedings of TerreStar Networks;
•the official committee in each of Smurfit-Stone, Quebecor World, et al, AbitibiBowater, and Dura Automotive;
Hollinger Canadian Publishing Holdings in its CCAA proceedings;
•the largest bondholder in the CBCA recapitalization of Ainsworth Lumber Co., Ltd.;
•the CCAA Monitor in Progressive Molded Products, et al;
•Sun Times Media Group in the CCAA proceedings of Hollinger Inc.;
•the senior unsecured bondholders in the CCAA proceedings of Stelco Inc.;
•the senior unsecured bondholders in the CCAA proceedings of Doman Industries Limited;
Pillowtex Corporation in its liquidation proceedings;
•the Plan Sponsor in the restructuring of General Chemical Industrial Products;
•the unsecured noteholders in the CCAA proceedings of Ivaco;
•bondholders and term lenders with claims in excess of $950 million in the cross-border restructuring proceedings of the Pioneer Companies (the first case involving a cross-border insolvency protocol between the Quebec Superior Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas);
•bondholders in the restructuring of AT&T Canada Inc. ($4.5 billion);
•bondholders in the CCAA proceedings of Teleglobe ($4 billion);
•bondholders in the cross-border restructuring proceedings of Laidlaw Inc. ($5 billion).

Kevin is recognized as a leading lawyer in a number of national and international publications on lawyers, including the following:

•Woodward White's The Best Lawyers in Canada;
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory;
Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business;
Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers; and
IFLR 1000: The Guide To The World's Leading Financial Law Firms.

Recent Recognitions

2016, Chambers Canada
Kevin J. Zych, ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency

2016, IFLR 1000: Finance and Corporate
Kevin J. Zych, recognized as a leading lawyer in Restructuring and Insolvency

2016, The Legal 500: Canada
Kevin J. Zych, recommended, Restructuring and Insolvency

Recent Publications

•Important Restrictions Placed on use of CBCA for Debt Restructurings
•New Concerns for Bondholders, Lenders and Other Creditors Following SCC's Indalex Decision

News & Events

•Bennett Jones Receives Top Honours in Four Practice Areas by Chambers Global Rankings
•Insight Information's 9th Annual Advanced Mergers and Acquisitions Conference


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Kevin J. Zych

3400 One First Canadian Place
TorontoON M5X 1A4


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