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Goodmans Deals & Cases

This section contains brief summaries of selected significant cases and transactions.  You'll also find representative lists  - by year - of major transactions and cases where Goodmans' involvement is a matter of public record or where inclusion in the list has been authorized by our clients.

Laidlaw Restructures


Areas Corporate Finance and Securities, Corporate Restructuring, Employment and Labour, Litigation, Tax


Goodmans represented Laidlaw Inc. in matters relating to its restructuring.  In June 2001 Laidlaw Inc. and Laidlaw Investments Ltd. filed for court protection in Toronto under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act. Laidlaw Inc. and five of its related holding companies, Laidlaw Investments Ltd., Laidlaw International Finance Corp., Laidlaw One Inc., Laidlaw Transportation, Inc. and Laidlaw USA Inc., filed in Buffalo under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code in efforts to restructure approximately US$4 billion in debt.