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Dylan Chochla Toronto Lawyer

Dylan A. Chochla

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2012
Language(s) English, French
Office(s) Toronto


Dylan Chochla is a partner in the Toronto Insolvency and Restructuring group. His practice focuses on corporate bankruptcy, insolvency and restructurings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, and under provincial and federal corporate statutes. He regularly represents clients in court and has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Dylan is involved in a wide variety of insolvency files, and represents debtor companies, court-appointed officers, lenders, secured creditors and other third parties engaged in corporate restructurings. He also frequently acts for purchasers of distressed assets. Dylan has extensive experience in all aspects of insolvency and restructuring law, including matters under the Personal Property Security Act and the Repair and Storage Lien Act. He advises creditors in enforcing their rights under those statutes, and has successfully defended a number of claims asserted by creditors against our clients.
Dylan is well known within the insolvency and restructuring industry, and is frequently invited to speak at conferences. Dylan is ranked in the current edition of  "The Best Lawyers in Canada" for his work in insolvency and restructuring, and by IFLR1000 in the "rising star, partner" category for insolvency and restructuring.
Dylan is also a board member of the Turnaround Management Association’s Toronto Chapter, and a Council member of the Ontario Bar Association.


Client Work

  • Kingswood Capital Management in its acquisition of MEC through CCAA proceedings,
  • Advised CCAA Proceeding of Beleave Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries licensed under the Cannabis Act (Canada),
  • Acted for Forest Ridge Inc., a Successful Purchaser of Real Property out of a Receivership Proceeding,
  • Advised Richter Advisory Group Inc., as Court-appointed receiver of Davids Footwear,
  • Sirron Systems Inc. v. Scott, Pichelli & Easter Limited,
  • Acted for First National Financial LP in enforcing its security through a Court-appointed receivership proceeding,
  • Miniso Group acquires approximately 45 of 80 stores owned and operated by the Migu Group,
  • Advised PwC as Information Officer of the Syncreon Group in its cross-border restructuring,
  • Advised Jones New York in connection with its restructuring proceeding under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act,

Career & Education


  • LLB University of British Columbia
  • BA (Honours), Political Science, French University of Western Ontario

Community involvement

  • Pro Bono Law Ontario, Volunteer Duty Counsel at the Toronto Small Claims Court Law Help Ontario clinic, 2012 - present

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association


Fasken Institute



Article, Co-Author Strange Fascinations - Changes and a Lender’s Recourse under MAC Clauses and Guarantees Journal Of Insolvency In Canada, VOL. 8 [2019 J.I.I.C.]
Article, Co-Author Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures: A Review of Notable Developments in Recent Retail Insolvencies Annual Review of Insolvency Law, 2018
Article, Co-Author What’s the ‘‘Deference’’? Sale of Assets by Receivers 2014 in Review Annual Review of Insolvency Law, 2014

Speaking Engagements

Moderator Operational Restructurings - Investor Perspectives TMA Toronto Turnaround Boot Camp
Moderator TMA NextGen Talk with the Titans
Commentator Is it Really a Material Adverse Change? Annual Review of Insolvency Law, 2020


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