Marc Duchesne

Partner

Montréal
MDuchesne@blg.com
514.954.3102

Marc represents financial institutions, creditors, receivers, monitors and trustees, and defends their interests before the courts in matters pertaining to:

  • realization on security
  • bankruptcy
  • corporate restructuring
  • asset recovery
  • liability suits

Marc focuses his practice on the area of financial services, including banking law, insolvency, restructuring, real estate law and commercial litigation. More specifically, he advises debtor companies and parties interested in matters of restructuring and insolvency.

He also represents owners, contractors and bonding companies with respect to issues pertaining to the construction industry.

Experience

  • Aircraft lessors in the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceedings commenced by Nationair.
  • Aircraft lessors in the CCAA and subsequently instituted bankruptcy proceedings commenced by Canada 3000.
  • Aaircraft lessors, as well as Canadian and American aircraft part suppliers, in the CCAA proceedings commenced by Air Canada.
  • The monitor in the CCAA proceedings commenced by PanGeo Pharma Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company.
  • The monitor in CCAA proceedings commenced by CinéGroupe Inc. and its subsidiaries, an animated film production company.
  • The liquidator of the Norbourg and Évolution Mutual Funds.
  • The monitor in the Canadian Asset-Backed Commercial Paper (ABCP) proceedings.
  • A secured creditor in the cross-border restructuring of Quebecor World Inc.
  • The ad hoc Committee of senior secured note holders and the trustee in the cross-border restructuring of AbitibiBowater.
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Bear Island Paper Company, L.L.C., in the CCAA cross-border restructuring of White Birch Paper.
  • The purchaser of Davie Yard Canada Inc., a shipyard undergoing restructuring.
  • Represented various creditors and proposed purchasers in the restructuring of Aveos Fleet Performance Inc. et al.
  • Represented certain bonding companies in the recovery of their losses.
  • Represented lenders and financial institutions in numerous lenders' liability cases.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Insolvency Institute of Canada (IIC)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, INSOL International

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2020, 2018 edition (and since 2013) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Insolvency and Financial Restructuring)
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition (and 2013-2018) of Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Restructuring/Insolvency)
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition (and since 2008) of Best Lawyers in Canada® (Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law). Also named “Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Lawyer of the Year – Montréal” in the 2018 and 2014 editions of Best Lawyers in Canada®
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2016) of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Restructuring/Insolvency)
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2017) of IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (Restructuring and Insolvency)
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2016) of The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Insolvency and Financial Restructuring)
  • Recognized in the 2017 and 2016 editions of the Legal 500 Canada (Restructuring and Insolvency)
  • Recognized in the 2017 edition (and since 2013) of Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (Insolvency and Financial Restructuring)
  • Recognized as a leading litigator in the 2016 edition (and since 2013) of Lexpert®/ Report on Business Litigation Special Edition

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 1981
  • LLB, University of Ottawa, 1980