The New Retail Restructuring Playbook

November 2020

Agenda

Retail restructurings have drawn a lot of attention in recent months, with insolvency filings by big-name retailers such as Aldo, Reitmans, Laura, DAVIDSTea, Mountain Equipment Co-op and more. Many more are hanging on by just a thread and will need to obtain creditor protection imminently.

Join us for an informative half-hour discussion in which our expert panel will look at how retail restructurings have changed in just a few short months and what the new retail restructuring playbook is shaping up to be. We’ll cover, among other things, the following:

  • Financing structures retailers are turning to in order to increase liquidity and avoid the need to file for creditor protection for as long as possible.
  • New measures of relief that are being requested and granted by the courts, including forms of rent relief, landlord charges and reverse claims processes.
  • Canadian landlords’ current appetite to work with retailers, the concessions they have been making in restructurings and the panel’s expectation that landlords will start taking a more activist role in retail insolvencies in order to, among other things, protect their co-tenancy provisions.
  • The latest strategies for liquidating inventory, including changing sales guidelines and liquidation services agreements.
  • The biggest obstacles that need to be overcome in retail restructurings in the current environment, including challenges with moving to an online strategy and planning for and dealing with a potential second wave and other pandemic-related uncertainties.
  • The panel’s predictions on what the next 6 to 12 months hold for retailers.

Panelists

Martin Rosenthal
Eastern Canada region Managing Partner – Strategy and Transactions
Ernst & Young Inc.

Sandra Abitan
Montreal Office Managing Partner and Insolvency & Restructuring Partner
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Bradley Snyder
Executive Managing Director
Tiger Capital Group, LLC

Dina Milivojevic
Editor
Insolvency Insider

Who Should Attend:

Trustees and other insolvency professionals

Bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers

Corporate bankers

Liquidators and distressed investors

Commercial lawyers

Corporate counsel

Chartered Professional Accountants

CPD Hours:

The webinar will qualify for a half hour of Continuing Professional Development for lawyers, CPAs and CIRPs.

The New Retail Restructuring Playbook

November 2020

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