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 Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, including related litigation, with an emphasis on cross-border restructuring.
Kevin's recent public engagements include:
Counsel to Lone Pine Resources in its restructuring proceedings under the CCAA.
•Counsel to Sino-Forest Corporation in its restructuring proceedings under the CCAA.
•Counsel to the bondholders in connection with the acquisition of OPTI Canada Inc by CNOOC Limited pursuant to a CCAA Plan.
•Counsel to the bondholders in Nortel.
•Counsel to the bondholders in the CCAA proceedings of Trident Exploration Corp.
•Counsel to the Information Officer in the CCAA Proceedings of TerreStar Networks.
•Canadian counsel to the official committee in Smurfit-Stone.
•Counsel to Hollinger Canadian Publishing Holdings in its CCAA proceedings.
•Canadian counsel to the official committee in AbitibiBowater.
•Counsel to the largest bondholder in the recapitalization of Ainsworth Lumber Co., Ltd.
•Counsel to the CCAA Monitor in Progressive Molded Products, et al.
•Canadian counsel to the official committee in Quebecor World, et al.
•Counsel to Sun Times Media Group in the CCAA proceedings of Hollinger Inc.
•Canadian counsel to the official committee in Dura Automotive.
•Counsel to the secured creditor in the CCAA proceedings of Amcan Consolidated Technologies Inc.
•Counsel to the senior unsecured bondholders in the CCAA proceedings of Stelco Inc.
•Counsel to the senior unsecured bondholders in the CCAA proceedings of Doman Industries Limited.
•Counsel to the Canadian affiliate of Pillowtex Corporation in its liquidation proceedings.
•Canadian counsel to the Plan Sponsor in the restructuring of General Chemical Industrial Products.
•Counsel to the unsecured noteholders in the CCAA proceedings of Ivaco.
•Counsel to 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).
•Counsel to bondholders in the restructuring of AT&T Canada Inc. ($4.5 billion).
•Counsel to bondholders in the CCAA proceedings of Teleglobe ($4 billion).
•Counsel to 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.
News & Events
• Insight Information's 9th Annual Advanced Mergers and Acquisitions Conference
December 6 - 7, 2011
At the Insight Information's 9th Annual Advanced Mergers and Acquisitions Conference at the TELUS Convention Centre in Calgary, AB, Kevin Zych is part of a panel addressing the issues in the topic Buying a Company Out of Insolvency: The CNOOC/OPTI Transaction and Pat Maguire co-presents Alternative M&A Transactions: Joint Ventures with International Partners. Full conference information is available from Insight's website .
•2014, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Kevin J. Zych, consistently recommended, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring
•2014, Legal Media Group's Benchmark Canada
Kevin J. Zych, recognized as a Local Litigation Star in Ontario. The recognition is awarded to individuals who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers
•2014, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business
Kevin J. Zych, ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency
... described by one client as a real smart guy, very service-oriented and a great problem solver.
• New Concerns for Bondholders, Lenders and Other Creditors Following SCC's Indalex Decision
February 12, 2013
On February 1, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its much-awaited decision in the Indalex case. While the central issue in Indalex was the priority of wind-up deficiencies in defined benefit pension plans versus court-ordered debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing charges under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) (CCAA), the SCC also considered whether claims for wind-up deficiencies are covered by deemed trusts under the Ontario Pension Benefits Act (PBA). This issue is of particular importance to lenders, bondholders and other creditors both in the ordinary course and in an insolvency or restructuring.