John R. Sandrelli

Managing Partner, Vancouver Officer at Dentons

John R. Sandrelli

John R. Sandrelli

Managing Partner, Vancouver Officer at Dentons

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John is the Managing Partner of Dentons' Vancouver office and a partner in Dentons' Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy group. An accomplished business leader, John brings many years of leadership experience to the firm as well as more than 25 years of experience in corporate restructuring and reorganization matters to his clients. Prior to becoming Managing Partner of the Vancouver office, John held several leadership roles within the Firm as a member of the Canada Region Board and globally in roles on the Advisory Board of the Asia Pacific Region of Dentons and our Global Advisory Committee. Highly regarded for his work in restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy matters, John regularly acts for companies in need of restructuring as well as for trustees, receivers, financial institutions, commercial lenders, noteholders and other creditors. John has practised exclusively in the insolvency area for more than 26 years, spending the first part of his career in Toronto, until he relocated to Vancouver in 1997.

John has extensive experience with restructurings under both the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and has been involved in numerous real estate, technology, forestry and mining industry matters in the last several years. He also has a working familiarity with the United States Bankruptcy Code in the context of his cross border experience and cases. Additionally, in his practice, John regularly advises internationally-based companies on lending and remedy issues in Canada and is frequently retained by other international law firms on Canadian bankruptcy issues.

Having been involved in most of the major restructurings and insolvency cases in British Columbia in the last several years, John has extensive experience in mining, forestry, real estate, aviation, energy, retail, media and technology as well as manufacturing.

John has authored, presented and published several articles and papers in the insolvency and creditors’ rights areas. He is a past contributing author to the Annual Review of Insolvency Law. As well, John is a member of the editorial boards of the National Insolvency Review and National Creditor Debtor Review, and is a member (and recently appointed board member) of the Insolvency Institute of Canada. He is also a Board member of the Risk Management Association, a member of the International Insolvency Institute, the insolvency sections of the Turnaround Management Association, the International Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

John has been recommended as leading lawyer for Insolvency/Restructuring in Who's Who Legal: Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Global Insolvency and Restructuring Review, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

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Member, Insolvency Section
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The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world's leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. It has a membership of more than 50,000 individual lawyers and over 200 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents. it has a considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community.

Member, Insolvency Section
Current

ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more 12,600 attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

Member, Insolvency Section
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Career History
Managing Partner, Vancouver Officer
Current

Dentons Europe LLP provides legal services. It offers services to multinational conglomerates, institutional investors and banks in all areas of business and tax law. The company is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Awards & Honors
1997
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar
1991
Admitted to the Ontario Bar
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