Ben Muller

Ben is an associate in the Insolvency and Restructuring Group of our Toronto office. He practises corporate and commercial law in the areas of corporate restructuring, financial services and private equity, with a focus on restructurings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, and Canada Business Corporations Act. He has represented and advised debtors, court officers, creditors, and lenders.

Ben was previously a Judicial Law Clerk at the Court of Appeal for British Columbia.

Ben received his JD from the University of British Columbia in 2019, where he received several academic awards, including prizes in constitutional law and advocacy for his performance in the Corporate Securities Moot. During law school, Ben volunteered for the Multiple Sclerosis Society through Pro Bono Students Canada, was an editor of the UBC Law Review and held an executive position on the Law and Business society. Ben was also a research assistant to several faculty members in the areas of contract law, equity, personal property security law, securities law and private international law. Prior to law school, Ben graduated with distinction from the Ivey Business School.


Areas of Expertise

Representative Work

Prior to joining Osler:

  • A multinational professional services firm as Monitor of a university in its CCAA proceeding
  • An mineral resource company in its CCAA proceedings and its successful emergence through a share sale to a copper ores company pursuant to a reverse vesting transaction
  • A workspace company in its proceedings under Chapter 11 and Part IV of the CCAA and various of its Canadian affiliates in their proceedings under the CCAA and the BIA
  • A French multinational company and its subsidiaries in their ongoing proceedings under Part IV of the CCAA and Chapter 11 proceeding
  • The Proposal Trustee in a highly contentious proposal proceeding involving a well-known real estate developer in Alberta
  • A Canadian mining company in successfully obtaining approval of a contested plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act and represented them in resisting a motion brought to divert payments made in connection with the plan of arrangement

Awards and Recognition

  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Prize in Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Leslie E Harowitz Memorial Prize
  • Joan Joyce Carter Memorial Scholarship
  • Boyd Ferris Memorial Prize in Advocacy

Speaking and Writing

Published Work

  • “Contracts in good faith: how a Supreme Court ruling affects drafting & post-agreement rights”, Legal Insights, Lexpert, December 2021 (co-author).

Credentials

Education

  • University of British Columbia, J.D.
  • Western University, Richard Ivey School of Business, Honours B.A. (with distinction)

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association