Lawyer, Partner - Montréal
Guillaume Michaud is a partner in the Montréal office of Langlois lawyers. He practises in the areas of insolvency and corporate restructuring and in connection with insolvency-related transactions and litigations.
In the course of his mandates, Guillaume represents and protects the interests of different stakeholders during corporate restructuring, realization of assets or bankruptcies. The clientele he represents includes insolvent companies, creditors, shareholders, directors, trustees/monitors and receivers.
Guillaume also guides clients during every aspect of asset sale or restructuring transactions, and during every aspect of litigation, including the provision of advice, the drafting of pleadings and representations before the various courts.
JD, Queen’s University, 2007
LL.B., University of Sherbrooke, 2006
Areas of Practice
Restructuring of Fortem Solutions Inc.
Counsel for Fortem Solutions, a security software company, in connection with its restructuring and corporate reorganization under the BIA (proposal to creditors), the sale of its assets and related litigation.
Restructuring of Quest Rare Minerals Ltd.
Counsel for Quest Rare Minerals, a public mining company engaged in the rare metals industry, in connection with its restructuring and corporate reorganization under the BIA (insolvency proposal).
Restructuring, bankruptcy and receivership of Transport Medicar inc.
Counsel for Transport Medicar, a company providing non-urgent medical transportation services, in connection with its restructuring under the BIA, as well as its bankruptcy and receivership proceedings.
Receivership of Tecolam Inc.
Counsel for Deloitte in its capacity of appointed receiver for the assets of Tecolam Inc., a manufacturer of glue-laminated timber products in the Abitibi region, in connection with the liquidation of its assets.
Restructuring of an IT marketing company
Counsel for an IT company operating in the online marketing sector through use of referral programs (“refer-a-friend”) in connection with its restructuring, by way of a proposal to creditors and capital reorganization under the BIA.
Restructuring of a non-profit organization in the digital industry
Counsel for a non-profit organization bringing together Québec’s various video game studios, as well as, at the time of its restructuring, all the stakeholders in the Québec digital industry, in connection with its restructuring under the BIA (insolvency proposal).
Receivership of Century Mining Corp.
Member of the legal team representing Deloitte in its capacity of appointed receiver under the BIA to the assets of Century Mining Corp., a gold mining company operating in Québec, Canada and Alaska and holding a majority interest in a goldmine in Peru. Counsel for Deloitte for several years in connection with various transactions in Canada and abroad in the context of the sale of Century Mining’s assets.
Restructuring of Jardin Val-Mont Inc.
Member of the legal team for Jardin Val-Mont Inc., a chain of greengrocers and grocery stores, in connection with its insolvency proposal under the BIA and the sale of its assets.
Restructuring of Avant-Garde Technologie CFMA Inc.
Counsel for an investor, creditor, and financial backer in connection with a notice of intention to make a proposal to creditors on the part of Avant-Garde Technologie CFMA Inc., a company operating in the robotics sector.
Restructuring of e-commerce platform company
Counsel for a company operating in the area of e-commerce platforms and solutions in connection with its notice of intention to make a proposal under the BIA and the sale of its assets.
Restructuring of Bloom Lake / Wabush – Counsel for Sept-Îles Port Authority
Member of the legal team representing Sept-Îles Port Authority in capacity as creditor and rights holder (purchase options and right of first refusal) with regard to some assets, and as purchaser of assets in connection with the restructuring of the companies Bloom Lake and Wabush under the CCAA.
Receivership of a seniors’ residence business
Member of the legal team representing PricewaterhouseCoopers in its capacity as receiver of the assets of a sole proprietorship comprising a property portfolio and residential compounds, including seniors’ residences, and in connection with the preservation and liquidation of assets.
Receivership of limited partnership Papineau-Sherbrooke
Counsel for the purchaser of a seniors’ residence in connection with the receivership of the Papineau-Sherbrooke limited partnership and related litigation.
Restructuring of Club Summit Suite under the CCAA
Member of the legal team for Les Appartements Club Sommet Inc. / Casperdiny Realty IFB, a company managing residential property in Downtown Montréal, in connection with its restructuring under the CCAA.
Restructuring of Secur Finance under the CCAA
Member of the legal team representing Deloitte in its capacity as monitor in connection with the restructuring under the CCAA of Secur Finance, an alternative lender in the Montréal property market holding a loan portfolio of approximately $100M.
2017 – Author, “Canadian Recognition of U.S. Bankruptcy Proceedings: Not Always a Rubber Stamp for First-Day Orders”, American Bankruptcy Institute, Young and New Members Committee Newsletter, Vol. 15, no. 2, July 2017
2016 – Co-author, “Set-Off and Compensation in Insolvency Restructuring Under the BIA/CCAA: After the Kitco and Beyond the Rack Decisions”, Annual Review of Insolvency Law
2009-2016 – Co-author, “Recours oblique et autres recours”, LexisNexis, JurisClasseur Québec, Collection Droit des affaires, Fascicule 15
2013 – Co-author, “Insolvency and Environmental Law following the AbitibiBowater Case: Still a Murky Intersection”, Journal of Insolvency in Canada
- 2018 – Fourth Symphony | Loans, Cash Injections and Investments in an Insolvent Corporation: Are You a Lender or an Investor?
2017 – Co-speaker, “Bilan jurisprudentiel 2016-2017 en matière de faillite et d’insolvabilité”, Canadian Bar Association ‒ Insolvency Section
2013 – Speaker, “L’affaire Bock, ou l’entente ressuscitée”, Conseil des syndics du Québec
2012 – Co-speaker, “Les enjeux reliés aux questions environnementales dans le cadre d’une restructuration : qui détient la responsabilité?”, Institut Canadien
2010 – Co-speaker, “Le Séquestre national et la réalisation de sûretés”, Insight
2010 – Co-speaker, “Responsabilité des administrateurs en contexte d’insolvabilité”, F.P.
Friends of the Botanical Garden of Montreal (member of the board of directors)
Des Mots D’la Dynamite (theater group for kids – member of the board of directors)
Turnaround Management Association – Montreal Chapter (member of the board of directors)
Canadian Bar Association – Insolvency Section
American Bankruptcy Institute