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Sylvain A Vauclair

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Practice Areas

Sylvain Vauclair has been practising in the field of insolvency law for over 35 years and has throughout that period represented the full spectrum of stakeholders, from debtors' and creditors' committees to bondholders, CCAA monitors, trustees in bankruptcy and lenders. His work is now particularly focused on significant restructuring matters.


Recent engagements include the representation of the Monitor in the CCAA cross border proceedings of Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway and Fiat Chrysler in the restructuring of Coopers & Lybrand and the bankruptcy of Castor Holdings.

Quebec Bar 1983, Sylvain is regarded as a preeminent figure in insolvency and restructuring law. He is listed in the most renowned legal directories: Chambers Canada, Chambers Global (2014), The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, the Lexpert® 2009 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, The 2008 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, International Who's Who Legal, The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Professional Memberships

Sylvain Vauclair is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, the American Bankruptcy Institute and its subcommittee on international insolvencies. He is a regular lecturer on insolvency issues.