Monique Sassi

Associate | 
Toronto

Monique Sassi is an associate in the Restructuring & Insolvency and Banking & Specialty Finance Groups at Cassels. Monique’s practice focuses primarily on international and domestic corporate restructurings with a particular emphasis on cross-border commercial restructurings. Monique has expertise in insolvency proceedings in the retail, oil & gas, and renewable energy sectors. In addition, Monique has advised on matters involving financial securitization, non-insolvency restructurings with tranche financings, initial public offerings and acquisitions. She also assists with teaching the Restructuring and Insolvency Course at the University of Windsor, Ontario. Monique is a member of TMA, INSOL and the South African Restructuring Association (SARIPA).

Monique’s experience includes representing:

  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Nortel Networks Inc. and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries in cross-border CCAA/Chapter 11 proceedings
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of BPS US Holdings
  • H.B. White Canada Corp. in connection with its CCAA proceeding and settlement of significant construction contract disputes
  • Bombay Furniture Company in connection with their cross-border CCAA and Chapter 11 cases, which resulted in the sale of the Bombay Canada business as a going concern
  • Xinergy Ltd. in connection with its CCAA recognition proceeding

While in law school, Monique completed a semester of law school at NYU Law School, where she completed specialized courses in US Banking Regulation and Commercial Sales. Prior to studying law in Canada, she obtained a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Law and Financial Accounting at the University of the Witswaterand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • ProBono.Org (Johannesburg, South Africa), Summer Volunteer
  • J.D., University of Windsor, 2012
  • B.Comm., University of Witswatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa), 2009
  • Ontario, 2013
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association (SARIPA)
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)