McMillan acts on best Cross Border Restructuring Deal of the Year  

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January 2017

Rankings and recognition

McMillan is thrilled to announce that the M&A Advisor has selected the Pacific Exploration & Development transaction as the Cross Border Restructuring Deal of the Year (more than $1 billion) as part of its 2017 Turnaround Awards.

McMillan was Canadian counsel to The Catalyst Capital Group Inc., the Plan Sponsor, and worked closely with our US co-counsel Brown Rudnick LLP.

"The Pacific Exploration & Development transaction proceeded extraordinarily smoothly and quickly for an international case with so many potential pitfalls and points of controversy,” said Andy Kent who lead the McMillan LLP team. “It is a great credit to our client the plan sponsor, The Catalyst Capital Group, and the many other parties involved.”

The award winners were judged by an independent committee of M&A, restructuring, and financing leaders, and were formally announced on January 27, 2017.

Congratulations to the many lawyers and staff who were instrumental in this award win, including the following lawyers who devoted many hours to the transaction:

Andrew Kent
Paul Davis
Caitlin Fell
Maria Sagan
Kathy Martin
Michael Friedman
Michael Hanlon
Michael A. Thackray, Q.C.
Arman G. Farahani