Woods is proud to announce that Sylvain Rigaud, a prominent insolvency and restructuring lawyer, has joined the firm as Partner. Widely regarded as a leading insolvency practitioner in Canada, he will strengthen and expand the accomplishments of our already well-established insolvency group. 

Sylvain brings over thirty years of experience in insolvency, bankruptcy and restructuring matters. The experience he has acquired representing insolvent debtors, creditors, court officers, purchasers of distressed assets, interim lenders, directors and officers, boards of directors and shareholders, puts him in a position to offer practical and innovative advice tailored to the specific issues of each case. Sylvain is widely recognized for his ability to handle complex cases with skill and tact before the courts, as well as in the context of developing and negotiating arrangements. Sylvain holds a master's degree in international business law and a bachelor's degree in civil and common law. A regular speaker, he is also a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, the Turnaround and Management Association, INSOL International, the American Institute of Bankruptcy and has served as Chair of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Division. He is listed as one of Canada's leading insolvency practitioners in the most reputable legal directories, including The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Chambers and The Best Lawyers in Canada.


"We are very proud to welcome Sylvain to the firm. His talent enhances our exceptional group and reaffirms our promise of excellence to our clients with some of the most revered professionals in the insolvency field such as Sylvain A. Vauclair (Insolvency Group Head), the Honourable Clément Gascon, Neil A. Peden, Bogdan Catanu, Louis Seveno and Alex Dobrota," said Caroline Biron, Managing Partner.