Roger Jaipargas

Roger Jaipargas  


Executive Summary

Roger Jaipargas is a partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Roger practises in the areas of commercial insolvency, restructuring and secured transactions. Other practice areas include litigation associated with insolvency proceedings, priority disputes regarding secured transactions, various other creditors' remedies, and general bankruptcy and insolvency matters.

After law school, Roger was a law clerk to the Office of the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice.

Representative Work

  • Advising trustees, monitors, chief restructuring officers and receivers with respect to various issues arising in connection with bankruptcy and insolvency matters.
  • Advising secured parties on issues relating to the granting and enforcement of security interests in personal property under the Personal Property Security Act (Ontario).
  • Advising clients with respect to claims arising from fraudulent preferences, fraudulent conveyances, settlements and other claims for the recovery of assets in insolvency matters.
  • Advising finance providers on inventory financing matters, including review of transactional documentation.
  • Advising parties on issues relating to reorganizations under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
  • Advising unsecured and secured creditors in various enforcement and execution proceedings.
  • Acting on a number of high-profile reorganizations under the CCAA, including the following proceedings: Air Canada, Stelco Inc., Pangeo Pharma Inc., Playdium Entertainment Corporation, GT Group Telecom Corp., and Laidlaw Inc. (a cross-border restructuring involving simultaneous proceedings under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code and the CCAA).
  • Worked extensively on the bankruptcy of Canada 3000 including responding to an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Acted as counsel to Redstone Investment Corporation and Redstone Capital Corporation in the CCAA proceedings commenced by these companies.

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Editor, chapter on creditors' rights and remedies for Bar Admission Course materials.
  • Co-Author, paper on Debtor-in-Possession Financing.
  • Author, paper on Corporate Governance: Directors and Officers and Insolvency.
  • Author, paper dealing with an overview of insolvency proceedings in Canada.
  • Author, a number of case comments for the Insolvency News Newsletter published by the Insolvency Section of the Ontario Bar Association.
  • Co-Author, case comment on The Role of Fairness Opinions in Plans of Arrangement.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2013) of Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Restructuring/Insolvency).
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2016) of Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Restructuring/Insolvency).
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2017) of IFLR1000 - The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (Restructuring and Insolvency).
  • Recommended in the 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Canada (Restructuring and Insolvency).