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Neil A.Peden

Neil A.

Member of the Quebec Bar since 2000

Languages: English, French

A member of the Bar since 2000, Neil Peden’s practice is centred on insolvency matters, restructurings and receiverships, as well as civil and commercial litigation in first instance and in appeal.


Represents the monitor in the CCAA proceedings relative to the Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway.

Defended the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and other investment funds in the $1.2 billion lawsuit relating to the failed privatization of BCE Inc.

Represented Goldman Sachs in the litigation relating to the $2 billion acquisition by Shaw Communications Inc. in the restructuring of CanWest Global Communications Corp.

Acted as Quebec counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors in the restructuring of AbitibiBowater Inc.

Acted for National Bank Financial Group in the Asset Backed Commercial Paper (ABCP) restructuring and related litigation.


Member of the Quebec Bar
Member of the Canadian Bar Association
Member of the American Bar Association
Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute
Member of the Turnaround Management Association
Member of the Liaison Committee with the Commercial Division of the Superior Court (since 2008)


1999        McGill University, Faculty of Law
B.C.L. and LL.B., With Distinction

1995        Concordia University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
B.A. with Honours in History; recipient of the Vince Sirois Prize as the outstanding graduating student of the School of Community and Public Affairs


Cross-Border Restructurings, Neil A. Peden, Insight Conference on Bankruptcy and Insolvency, 2006.

Has Canada Truly Embraced the UNCITRAL Model Law?, Neil A. Peden, Conference of the Third Annual Review of Insolvency Law, 2006.

The Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Directors’ Liability: the Peoples Department Store Case, Neil A. Peden, Corporate Litigation, Federated Press, 2005.

The Changing Framework Relating to the Recognition of Cross-Border Insolvencies in Canada and the United States, Neil A. Peden & Philippe H. Bélanger, Annual Review of Insolvency Law, 2005.