John Sandrelli is the Managing Partner of the Vancouver office of Dentons Canada LLP. In his practice, John is a specialist in restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy matters. John regularly acts for companies in need of restructuring as well as for trustees, receivers, financial institutions, commercial lenders, noteholders and other creditors. John has practised exclusively in the insolvency area for over 27 years, the first part of his career in Toronto until 1997, when he relocated to Vancouver.
John has extensive experience with restructurings under both the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. He also has a working familiarity with the United States Bankruptcy Code. Additionally, in his practice, John regularly advises internationally-based companies on lending and remedy issues in Canada and is frequently retained by other international law firms on Canadian bankruptcy issues.
John has specific expertise in the area of fraudulent transactions, particularly in the context of multi-jurisdictional insolvency cases involving the coordination of foreign legal proceedings to effect recovery, and has been a driving force in Canada with respect to developing joint insolvency protocols to harmonize legal proceedings in the context of cross-border insolvencies.