Chris Simard is co-head of the Restructuring and Insolvency practice group. His practice encompasses all areas of restructuring and bankruptcy as well as energy litigation. He acts for creditors, debtors, court-appointed monitors, receivers and trustees in bankruptcy and in large and complex insolvencies and restructurings.
"Christopher Simard is a 'phenomenal lawyer' who is 'highly respected by the courts' and is held in high regard for his handling of major insolvencies."
In the area of energy litigation, Chris has advised energy companies on disputes arising out of CAPL, seismic and security agreements and on various matters related to Crown and Freehold leases.
Clients, according to Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, see Chris as "fantastically clever, practical, easy to work with and aggressive in court."
Chris frequently writes and speaks on bankruptcy and restructuring issues. He has authored papers for the Canadian Energy Law Foundation, Canadian Institute seminars and Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals seminars.