Monique Sassi

Partner | 
Toronto

Monique Sassi is a partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency Group at Cassels. Monique’s practice focuses on international and domestic corporate restructurings. Monique has expertise in insolvency proceedings in the retail, oil & gas, and renewable energy sectors. In addition, Monique has advised on matters involving formal and informal corporate reorganizations, enforcement of security, and unsecured creditor remedies. Monique is a member of TMA, INSOL and the South African Restructuring Association (SARIPA) and has guest lectured at the University of Windsor for the Bankruptcy and Insolvency course.

Monique’s experience includes representing:

  • Ernst & Young as court-appointed monitor of Rothmans Benson & Hedges Inc.
  • Grant Thornton as court-appointed monitor of Toys “R” Us (Canada) Ltd.
  • Payless ShoeSource Canada Inc. in connection with their worldwide restructuring
  • Connacher Oil and Gas Limited in its CCAA proceedings
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc., et al. in connection with a cross-border litigation and insolvency proceeding
  • 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

  • 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)