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Woods Wins the Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year and two Excellence Awards at the Canadian Law Awards


Woods is honoured to have won the 2021 Canadian Law Award for Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year category. The panel of judges determined that Woods’ work in the restructuring of Cirque du Soleil met its criteria for legal excellence. Woods was involved in the restructuring as Quebec counsel to the ad hoc committee of Cirque du Soleil's first-lien lenders. 

Additionally, Woods received Excellence Awards in two categories:

  • Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year for its representation of the ad hoc committee of senior secured bondholders and the bond trustee, Nordic Trustee AS in Re Nemaska Lithium Inc., Superior Court no. 500-11-057716-199
  • Commercial Litigation Team of the Year for its success at the Supreme Court of Canada in 9354-9186 Québec inc. v. Callidus Capital Corp, a landmark case in insolvency and third-party litigation financing

It has been our privilege to work with and advise our clients on these top cases. Congratulations to the teams involved in these cases and to all of this year’s winners! 

The Canadian Law Awards honour leading law firms, in-house legal teams, individuals and landmark deals over the past year based on four criteria: size, complexity, breadth and innovation. You can view the full list of winners on the Canadian Law Awards website