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Brandon Farber Avocat/Associate Montréal

Brandon Farber

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2012
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal
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Overview

Brandon Farber is a partner in the Montréal office and member of the Insolvency & Restructuring group, the White Collar Defence and Investigations group and the Commercial Litigation group. Brandon regularly handles matters relating to insider trading, stock market manipulation and fraud. He also has experience in high-profile securities litigation, including acting for both buyers and targets in the context of statutory plan of arrangements and hostile takeover bids.

Brandon has appeared before the Québec Court of Appeal, the Superior Court of Québec, the Court of Québec and various administrative tribunals, including the Financial Markets Administrative Tribunal (Québec securities commission) and the hearing panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).

Brandon has been involved in several complex disputes and in many high-profile matters: including more recently acting for:

  • Deloitte Restructuring Inc. as court-appointed Monitor in the CCAA proceedings of BlackRock Metals Inc. et al;
  • North American Lithium Inc. in its restructuring under the CCAA;
  • Raymond Chabot Inc. as court-appointed receiver of La Graunaudière;
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. in its capacity as court-appointed Monitor in the CCAA proceedings of Sural Laminated Produced Canada Inc. and Sural Québec Inc.
  • Rebuts Solides Canadiens Inc. et al. in their restructuring under the CCAA;
  • Transcontinental Inc. in its acquisition of the assets of Enviroplast Inc. in the context of receivership proceedings;
  • Canadian Pacific Railway in the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Canada Co.’s CCAA proceeding in connection with the derailment in the town Lac-Mégantic;
  • Groupe Dessau Inc. et al. in their court supervised liquidation under the QBCA;
  • Ernst & Young Inc. in its capacity as court-appointed Liquidator in the CBCA liquidation proceedings of Penson Financial Services Canada Inc.; 
  • Creditors in various CCAA proceedings, including most recently in the Rising Phoenix International Inc., Groupe Dynamite Inc., Bloom Lake and Target Canada Co. CCAA proceedings;
  • The Special Committee of Cominar REIT in its privatization pursuant a plan of arrangement under s. 192 of the CBCA;
  • Exfo Inc. in its privatization pursuant to a plan of arrangement under s. 192 of the CBCA;
  • Transat A.T. Inc. in its attempted acquisition by Air Canada pursuant to a plan of arrangement under s. 192 of the CBCA;
  • Dorel Industries Inc. in the context of its attempted privatization pursuant to a plan of arrangement under s. 414 of the QBCA;
  • Sonder Canada Inc. in the context of its inversion pursuant to plan of arrangement under s. 414 of the QBCA;
  • Lumenpulse Inc. in its privatisation pursuant to a plan of arrangement under s. 192 of the CBCA;
  • Several underwriters in the context of securities class action instituted against Xebec Absorption Inc.;
  • Goldcorp Inc. in its unsolicited take-over bid for Osisko Mining Corporation;   
  • Fibrek Inc. indefence of AbitibiBowater’s unsolicited take-over bid;

A published author, Brandon is also a sports aficionado with a passion for hockey and football.

Achievements

  • Recognized as “One to Watch” in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law by Best Lawyers Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022
  • Recognized nationwide as a Rising Star Partner in Restructuring and Insolvency, IFLR 1000 2022
  • The Legal500 - Recommend and Key lawyer in Insolvency and Restructuring, The Legal 500 Canada 2022
Best Lawyers Publication name with laurels The Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized as “One to Watch” in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law by Best Lawyers Canada
IFLR 1000 Publication name with laurels IFLR 1000 Recognized nationwide as a Rising Star Partner in Restructuring and Insolvency Recognized most recently in the 2022 edition of IFLR1000.

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education

Education

  • LLB Université Laval
  • B.Sc.H. - Life Science Queen's University

Community involvement

  • Pro bono representation of Maison du développement durable (since 2013)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of the Executive Committee, Canadian Bar Association, Insolvency Law Section, Québec Division (CBA) 
  • Member of the American Bar Associatioon
  • Member of the Barreau du Québec
  • Member of the Bar of Montréal
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association

Knowledge

Fasken Institute

News

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association - Dealing with More Activist Regulators CLHIA Legal Section Annual Meeting
Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association – Understanding sanctions of the Autorité des marchés financiers and how to communicate with the Autorité des marchés financiers CLHIA Spring 2021 Legal Section Meeting

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