Jeremy Dacks

PartnerOsler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLPInsolvency & Restructuring; Commercial; In-House Counsel; Finance

Jeremy Dacks is a partner in the Insolvency & Restructuring Group at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt's Toronto office. Jeremy specializes in insolvency and restructuring litigation, and frequently appears as counsel before the Ontario Superior Court (Commercial List) and the Ontario Court of Appeal in proceedings pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. He has acted in significant cross-border cases and has acted for major debtor corporations, receivers, trustees in bankruptcy, monitors, secured creditors and purchasers of distressed assets. He also maintains an active general corporate/commercial litigation practice.

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Jeremy specializes in insolvency and restructuring litigation, and frequently appears as counsel before the Ontario Superior Court (Commercial List) and the Ontario Court of Appeal in proceedings pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. He has acted in significant cross-border cases and has acted for major debtor corporations, receivers, trustees in bankruptcy, monitors, secured creditors and purchasers of distressed assets. He also maintains an active general corporate/commercial litigation practice and has been involved in cases involving commercial contracts, professional negligence, product liability and class actions. Jeremy was named a "Rising Star" by Lexpert magazine in 2010.

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.
  • McGill University, B.A.

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1999

Accreditations

  • Lexpert's Report on Business Special Edition: Insolvency & Restructuring - Leader in Insolvency, 2012
  • Lexpert Rising Stars: Named one of Canada's Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 , 2010
  • Benchmark Litigation Canada 2013: Future Star - Ontario (Insolvency)
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2013: Restructuring/Insolvency
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012: Insolvency and Financial Restructuring (repeatedly recommended)
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada 2011: Canadian Litigation Lawyer to Watch

Experience

  • ThyssenKrupp Budd Canada in its pension and benefits settlement with its retirees and tax loss monetization transaction implemented under BIA proposal proceedings
  • FTI Consulting Canada in connection with the CCAA proceedings of Priszm Income Fund, the largest KFC franchisee in Canada
  • Angiotech Pharmaceuticals in connection with its capital restructuring implemented through cross-border CCAA and Chapter 15 proceedings
  • Canwest Global Communications in connection with its refinancing, CCAA restructuring and sale of its broadcast business
  • Circuit City's Canadian subsidiary (InterTan Canada) in connection with its CCAA proceedings and Circuit City's Chapter 11 proceedings and the sale of over 700 retail locations
  • The Bargain Shop in its acquisition of Saan Stores through a CCAA proceeding
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank as agent and lender for Collins & Aikman in its cross-border CCAA and Chapter 11 proceedings
  • Blackrock Financial in its capacity as proposed administrator in the CCAA restructuring of the asset backed commercial paper market in Canada
  • Parsons & Whittemore Inc. and St. Anne Industries in the sale and revitalization of the assets of St. Anne-Nackawic Pulp Company Limited to a consortium involving Tembec Inc. and The Birla Group financed by the Province of New Brunswick
  • General Electric Capital Corporation in connection with a US$650 million DIP facility and successful CCAA restructuring of Air Canada
  • AT&T Canada/Allstream in its $11 billion restructuring, CCAA proceedings and debt-for-equity swap
  • RBS Citizens Bank in its credit facilities to, and thereafter RSM Richter Inc. as receiver of, Paramount Holdings Canada Company and Image Craft Inc.

Associations

  • Ontario Bar Association, Insolvency Law Section
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association, Toronto Chapter