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Bradley Wiffen


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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4208
Fax:   416.979.1234

Bradley Wiffen is a partner in the Corporate Restructuring Group. He practices in the areas of corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on corporate restructurings and related transactions.

Bradley’s experience includes restructurings, recapitalizations, reorganizations, acquisitions and financing transactions completed in connection with proceedings under the CCAA, BIA and various corporate statutes.  He has acted for key stakeholders – including debtors, lenders, bondholders, court officers, plan sponsors and purchasers – in a range of matters, including:

  • Toys “R” Us Canada, in connection with its CCAA proceedings and sale of its entire Canadian business.
  • Golf Town, in connection with its CCAA restructuring and going concern sale of its Canadian business.
  • Cline Mining, in connection with its cross-border restructuring.
  • Co-op Atlantic, in connection with its CCAA restructuring and sale of core businesses.
  • Plasco Energy Group, in connection with its restructuring and corporate reorganization.
  • Millar Western Forest Products in its CBCA recapitalization transaction.
  • An ad hoc committee of secured noteholders in connection with the CCAA restructuring of Essar Steel Algoma Inc.
  • The plan sponsor in connection with the CCAA restructuring and acquisition of GuestLogix Inc.
  • An ad hoc committee of term lenders and shareholders in the CBCA recapitalization of Catalyst Paper Corporation.
  • The court-appointed monitor in the CCAA proceedings of Discovery Air Inc.
  • The fulcrum noteholder committee in connection with the CBCA recapitalization of Essar Steel Algoma Inc.
  • The senior secured lender in connection with the receivership and sale of the Eagle River Casino.

Bradley attended law school at the University of Toronto, where he was the recipient of a number of academic awards, including a prize for top standing in insolvency law and the James Milner Bronze Medal for graduating with the third highest cumulative average.

He previously worked as a senior associate at an international accounting firm, during which time he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and placed on the National Honour Roll of the Uniform Final Exam (UFE).

Brad is recognized as a “Rising Star” for restructuring and insolvency by IFLR 1000.


Education University of Toronto (J.D. - Bronze Medalist)
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto (M.A., International Relations - High Distinction)
Wilfrid Laurier University (B.B.A. - Gold Medalist)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Turnaround Management Association

Year of Call

2013 Ontario