Patrick McCarthy is Co-Chair of BLG’s Insolvency and Restructuring Group. Pat practises insolvency and restructuring law, with an emphasis on the energy industry and international and cross-border insolvency, and is recognized as one of the world’s leading lawyers in these fields by the foremost legal rankings publications. He represents monitors, receivers and trustees in bankruptcy in insolvency proceedings, as well as debtors, creditors and other stakeholders in national and international insolvencies and restructurings. He is responsible for managing and setting direction on large, complex, high-profile restructurings and insolvencies under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, and other reorganization legislation.
In 2008, Pat was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, an honorary association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. He is one of only 10 Canadian members. Also in 2008, Pat was made a Fellow of the Insolvency Institute of Canada (IIC), an organization of senior international insolvency professionals from the legal, accounting and banking professions. Pat was a founding member of the International Insolvency Institute (III), and served as one of the III’s delegates in connection with the development of UNCITRAL’s Legislative Guide on Insolvency Law. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1998.