François Gagnon advises various stakeholders with regard to restructurings under the Companies Creditors' Arrangements Act and restructurings and liquidations under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. He frequently represents:
- insolvent debtor companies
- major secured and unsecured creditors
- asset purchasers
In addition to his specialized knowledge in corporate restructurings, François has considerable litigation experience in other fields of practice, including real estate, fraud, banking and shareholder disputes, which frequently proves highly useful in dealing with litigious and contested restructurings. This expertise enables François to skilfully represent real estate developers and property owners, and, in particular, the largest real estate investment trust in Canada, in disputes related to the holding and management of their properties.
François has pleaded before all judicial bodies in Québec, including the Québec Court of Appeal, as well as administrative and arbitration tribunals. He has also made representations on motions for leave to appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada.