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Edmond Lamek

Edmond Lamek


Edmond Lamek practises in the areas of insolvency and corporate restructuring.

Edmond has extensive experience in all areas of Canadian and cross-border insolvency proceedings and transactions. Throughout his 25 year career Edmond has successfully advised financial institutions and other secured and unsecured creditors, DIP lenders, indenture trustees, corporate debtors, landlords, suppliers, boards of directors, purchasers, receivers, interim receivers, Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) monitors, bankruptcy trustees and Chapter 11 creditors' committees.

Edmond has been repeatedly recognized as a leading lawyer by prominent guides such as The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada®, and Chambers Canada, among others. In 2016, Edmond was recognized in the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada and in the Globe & Mail Report on Business Guide to Leading Corporate Lawyers in Canada.

Edmond has been a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada since 2007. He is also an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, INSOL International, Turnaround Management Association and the Insolvency Law Sections of the Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association.

Bar admissionsOntario, 1992


  • Represents three major landlords in the Sears Canada Inc. CCAA proceedings
  • Represented HUK 10 Limited, an affiliate of Hilco UK Limited, the appointing secured creditor in the receivership proceedings of HMV Canada Inc. 
  • Represents the Court Appointed Receiver of Strellmax Ltd (Strellson Canada) 
  • Represents the Urbancorp Group of Companies in their restructuring proceedings under the CCAA
  • Represented Bedrock Industries, the purchaser of the assets of US Steel Canada Inc./Stelco
  • Represented an Indenture Trustee in the cross-border Nortel Networks CCAA proceedings
  • Represents the Court Appointed Receiver of New Food Classics
  • Represents the Court Appointed Receiver of Carnival National Leasing Limited
  • Represented a Senior Secured Lender in the First Leaside Group CCAA proceedings
  • Represented the Senior Secured Lender in the receiverships of Talisman Ski Resort and OslerBrook Golf Club
  • Represented Trustee in Bankruptcy MF Global Canada
  • Represented the CCAA Monitor of the T. Eaton Company Limited
  • Represented the Chapter 11 Creditors' Committees in the Calpine Canada CCAA proceedings
  • Canadian Counsel to the Chapter 11 Creditors' Committee in the Magna Entertainment Corp. Chapter 11 proceedings
  • English
  • LL.B., University of New Brunswick, 1990
  • B.A., University of Western Ontario, 1987


  • Best Lawyers in Canada (Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law), 2015-2024
  • The Legal 500 Canada (Insolvency & Restructuring), 2019, 2022-2024
  • IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide (Restructuring and Insolvency), 2017-2020
  • Listed as Acritas Star™ Lawyer 2020
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers, 2014, 2016-2017
  • Lexpert® Special Edition on Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, 2016-2017
  • Lexpert®/Report on Business Corporate Special Edition, 2016
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Insolvency & Financial Restructuring), 2013-2016, 2018-2022, 2024
  • Chambers Global (Restructuring and Insolvency: Canada), 2013-2024
  • Chambers Canada (Restructuring and Insolvency), 2016-2024
  • National Post, Leading Canadian lawyer in the field of Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2006
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada (Insolvency and Restructuring), 2013-2015, 2018
  • Lexpert® Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 in Canada, 2004
  • Global Insolvency and Restructuring Review, leading "40 under 40" insolvency professionals in the world, 2000


  • Author, "Current Issues in the Treatment of Contracts in Insolvency," Osgoode PD
  • Author, "A Compelling Balance: Critical Suppliers under the New CCAA," Ontario Bar Association
  • Author, "Priorities, Subordination and Classification," Osgoode PD
  • Author, "Acquiring and Restructuring a Troubled Business," Federated Press
  • Author, "OBCA and CBCA Inspectors," Ontario Bar Association
  • Author, "Landlords' Rights in Insolvency," Ontario Bar Association
  • Author, "Where Have All The Assets Gone And How To Get Them Back," Ontario Bar Association


  • Speaker, "Top Topics, Current Trends and Big Ideas – Real Estate Insolvencies", CBA 13th National Insolvency Law Conference, St John's, NL, September 15, 2017
  • Speaker, "Current Issue in Real Estate Insolvencies", Insolvency Institute of Canada Annual Conference, Bermuda, November 9, 2016
  • Panelist and frequent speaker advising financial professionals in association with a variety of continuing educational services, including Osgoode Professional Development.

Community Involvement

  • Member, Advisory Committee, Bay Street Fore a Cause

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Insolvency Institute of Canada (since 2007)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • INSOL International
  • Turnaround Management Association 
  • Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association, Insolvency Law Section