October 16, 2020

Filing Type:

Company Counsel: Torys

Trustee: EY



Mallinckrodt Canada ULC, the Canadian member of a broader group of companies that operates a global specialty pharmaceutical business (collectively, "Mallinckrodt"), was declared a foreign representative of itself, Mallinckrodt plc and Mallinckrodt Hospital Products Inc. under the CCAA on October 16. Mallinckrodt Canada ULC sells and distributes a single product in Canada — Methadose, which is the brand name used by Mallinckrodt for what is generically known as methadone. Enterprise-threatening litigation in respect of Mallinckrodt's production and sale of opioid medications has left the group no choice but to seek to restructure the claims against it to survive. In particular, Mallinckrodt Canada ULC is a named defendant in a class action proceeding in BC. EY was appointed information officer. Torys is counsel to Mallinckrodt Canada ULC.