Lawyer Profile Detail
Sean F. Collins
University of Alberta
Sean is widely recognized as a leading financial restructuring lawyer. As head of our Bankruptcy & Restructuring groups in Calgary and Vancouver, as well as leading the Litigation Group in Calgary, Sean has gained a reputation as a leading and strategic advisor in all aspects of complex reorganizations, debt restructurings and insolvency matters.
Sean has over 25 years’ experience in both court-supervised and out of court restructurings. With experience advising all parties, including public and private debtors and creditors, major financial institutions and lenders, monitors, receivers and trustees, private capital including distressed equity funds and other financiers, he understands all perspectives of financial restructuring matters, enabling efficient and timely advice when challenging business circumstances arise. Whether a CCAA proceeding or complex restructuring matter, Sean is known for taking a creative and business-oriented approach both in the boardroom and the courtroom which has attracted clients in a variety of industries throughout Canada and the US.
Sean is recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers, Chambers Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Benchmark Canada, and Who’s Who Legal: Canada.
Sean is a frequent speaker to members of the bar, licensed insolvency trustees and other professional associations in relation to insolvency and financial restructuring matters. He is a member of a variety of professional organizations related to financial restructuring and insolvency including the Insolvency Institute of Canada.
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Transactions & Cases
Stelco Holdings Inc. closes US$100M Inventory Monetization Transaction
Shell divests oil sands interests in Canada in C$11.1B transaction
Mosaic Energy Limited completes sale of its assets for C$327 million pursuant receivership order
Lightstream Resources Limited Announces Closing of Asset Sale to Ridgeback Resources Inc.
Sanjel Corporation announces Strategic Transactions
Argent Energy Trust enters cross-border restructuring proceedings
Shear Minerals completes C$6 minillion acquisition of Jericho Diamond Mine, Nunavut and concurrent C$13 million private placement
Sale of intercompany claims by Calpine Canada Debtors
Anglo Coal & Hillsborough Resources forms new partnership with NEMI Northern Energy & Mining
Quicksilver Resources sells part of Canadian assets