Monique Sassi


 | 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.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. as court-appointed monitor of Gesco Industries Inc. et al
  • Deloitte Restructuring Inc. as court-appointed Monitor of Trinity Ravine Community
  • Scotch & Soda in its proposal proceedings
  • Hilco Merchant Retail Solutions, Gordon Brothers Canada ULC, Tiger Asset Solutions Canada, ULC and B Riley Retail Canada Inc. as liquidator of Bed Bath & Beyond Canada
  • Hilco Merchant Retail Solutions as liquidator of Nordstrom Canada
  • Gordon Brothers Canada ULC as liquidator of David’s Bridal Canada
  • The DIP Lender in the CCAA proceedings of Rambler Metals and Mining Canada
  • KSV Restructuring Inc. as receiver of G.I. Sportz Inc.
  • The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Mallinckrodt PLC, et al. in connection with a cross-border litigation and insolvency proceeding
  • B Riley Farber Inc. as court-appointed receiver of Mill Street & Co Inc.
  • Grant Thornton as court-appointed monitor of Toys “R” Us (Canada) Ltd
  • Payless ShoeSource Canada Inc. in connection with their worldwide restructuring
  • 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

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law)
  • 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)
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association (SARIPA)
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA); committee member TMAnexGen