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Bradley Wiffen

Partner

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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 at Goodmans, which is consistently and widely recognized as Canada’s leading corporate restructuring practice.

Brad has significant experience in Canadian and cross-border corporate restructurings, recapitalization transactions, acquisitions, financing transactions, and related corporate and insolvency law matters. He regularly acts for debtors, bondholders, ad hoc committees, court-appointed officers, plan sponsors and purchasers in complex restructuring transactions and the review of strategic alternatives.

Brad’s recent representative work includes:

  • Pengrowth – representing Pengrowth in its review of strategic alternatives to address its $700 million in secured debt obligations and its ultimate acquisiton by Cona Resources.
  • Catalyst Paper – representing an ad hoc committee of term lenders and shareholders in Catalyst’s CBCA recapitalization, the Canadian Law Awards’ Restructuring Deal of the Year for 2019.
  • Essar Steel Algoma – representing an ad hoc committee of noteholders in connection with the CCAA restructuring and credit bid acquisition of Essar Steel Algoma.
  • Calfrac Well Services – representing an ad hoc committee of noteholders in Calfrac’s CBCA and Chapter 15 proceedings and the successful recapitalization of US$900 million in debt obligations.
  • Toys “R” Us – representing Toys “R” Us Canada in its coordinated CCAA and Chapter 11 proceedings, including in connection with the going concern sale of Toys “R” Us Canada for US$300 million.
  • Source Energy – representing Source Energy in its review of strategic alternatives and successful CBCA recapitalization transaction.
  • Plasco Energy Group – representing Plasco in connection with its CCAA restructuring and the completion of the first reverse vesting transaction in Canada.
  • Wayland Group – representing an ad hoc committee of debentureholders in connection with the first CCAA going concern restructuring of a cannabis company in Canada.
  • Golf Town – representing Golf Town in CCAA and parallel Chapter 11 proceedings, including in connection with the successful going concern sale of its Canadian business.
  • Co-op Atlantic – representing Co-op Atlantic in the sale of its core businesses in Atlantic Canada and the completion of its successful CCAA plan of arrangement.
  • ILTA Grain – representing the court-appointed monitor in the CCAA proceedings of ILTA Grain and the first reverse vesting transaction in British Columbia.

RECOGNITION

Bradley
has been recognized by IFLR Canada as a “Rising Star Partner” in the area of Restructuring and Insolvency. Bradley was the bronze medalist in his graduating class at the University of Toronto Facility of Law. 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).


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

Law Society of Ontario
Turnaround Management Association