Brian Empey is a partner in the corporate restructuring group at Goodmans, which is consistently and widely recognised as Canada’s best and leading corporate restructuring practice. Brian’s practice involves all aspects of corporate restructuring including bankruptcy, insolvency, liquidations and creditor remedies, as well as secured transactions and structured financings, including derivatives and asset-backed securitisations and regulatory compliance in the financial services and payments industry. Brian has particular expertise in complex and cross-border restructurings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) and in insolvencies of securities firms and financial institutions. He has advised debtor companies, creditors, regulators, committees and court-appointed officers, and has appeared in all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Brian is recognised as a leading insolvency and financial restructuring lawyer by Chambers Canada, Chambers Global, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, IFLR 1000, Who’s Who Legal Canada, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers and is BV Peer Review Rated by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Brian is also recognised in Euromoney’s Banking, Finance & Transactional Law Expert Guide 10th edition and in the areas of banking and finance law and insolvency and financial restructuring law in The Best Lawyers in Canada. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1990.