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Ashley John Taylor
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Ashley Taylor is a partner in the Litigation Group at Stikeman Elliott. He is a former co-head of the Insolvency and Restructuring Group, and currently serves on the Toronto office's Associates Committee.

Mr. Taylor practises exclusively in the area of insolvency law and represents debtors, court-appointed officers, secured lenders and purchasers. He has frequently appeared in Commercial List matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal, focusing on Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings, court-appointed receiverships and bankruptcies.

Mr. Taylor has an internationally recognized practice, including:

  • Chambers Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Restructuring/Insolvency.

  • The Chambers' Global Guide 2016 as a recommended lawyer for Restructuring and Insolvency; Clients say he is "high-energy, great to work with and engaging. He sees the issues strategically and doesn't get bogged down in the details." One source enthused: "He brings an objectivity which is terrific."

  • International Financial Law Review's IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2017 as a leading lawyer in Restructuring/Insolvency.

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 for his expertise in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law.

  • Benchmark Canada's Insolvency Litigator of the Year, 2017.

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2017, in the areas of General Commercial, Class Action, and Insolvency Litigation.

  • Lexpert/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, May 2017.

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2016, recognized for his Restructuring and Insolvency expertise.

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 as a leading practitioner in the Insolvency & Financial Restructuring sector.

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016 in Restructuring & Insolvency.

  • Who's Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers.

  • Legal Media Group's Expert Guides: Insolvency and Restructuring.

  • Lexpert 2017 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada in the area of Insolvency & Financial Restructuring.

Professional Activities
Mr. Taylor has lectured on restructurings at the University of Western Ontario Law School and Osgoode Law School and at numerous conferences. He is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada and the Turnaround Management Association.

University of British Columbia (LL.B., 1994), York University (BA in Economics, 1991).

Before articling with Stikeman Elliott, Mr. Taylor clerked at the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Bar Admission
British Columbia, 1996
Ontario, 1997

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