Gilles Robillard




Phone: 514.934.3484
Fax: 514.934.3504
Address: 1981 McGill College, 11th Floor
Montréal, QC H3A 0G6


Insolvency & Restructuring, Consulting Services

Gilles Robillard is a well-known business advisor with more than 30 years of experience in addition to incomparable expertise relating to complex financial consulting, restructuring and insolvency engagements in a wide variety of financial sectors. He has acted as Monitor for major cross-border restructuring projects involving large companies in various industries including railroads (Montreal Maine & Atlantic), chemical products, high-tech, communications, air transportation and forestry sectors.  He has also been involved in major business acquisitions in both Canada and the United States. Gilles has led many fraud investigations and has been called upon to testify in a number of important cases.

Gilles is a partner in the firm who previously sat on the Management Committee of the Richter Advisory Group Inc. and on the firm’s Board of Directors. He is regularly asked to speak on a variety of topics, in particular on matters relating to financial fraud. 

Fields of expertise

  • Insolvency
  • Corporate restructurings
  • Fraud investigations


  • Railroads
  • Finance
  • Chemical products
  • High technology
  • Communications
  • Air transportation
  • Forestry products

Academic Background 

  • Licensed Insolvency Trustee, 1991
  • Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP), 1990
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), 1983
  • B.B.A., HEC Montréal, 1981

Professional and community involvement

  • Fonds vert, Board of Directors, President since 2017 
  • Insolvency Institute of Canada, member since 2010
  • Canadian Insolvency Association, member since 1985
  • Richter Board of Directors, member from 2010 – 2014
  • Management Committee of Richter Advisory Group Inc., member 2009 – 2014

Public recognition

Has been involved in more than 170 publications and media reports, including the following:

  • Featured in article entitled “Lac-Mégantic : le CP menace de faire échouer l’entente,” La Presse, April 2015
  • Featured in an article entitled “Une vie chez RSM Richter,” Droit-Inc., September 2012
  • Quoted in an article entitled “Kitco nie catégoriquement les allégations de Revenu Québec,” Canada Newswire, June 2011
  • Quoted in an article entitled “Portes et fenêtres Bonneville –  GBO mise en faillite,” Le Devoir, p. C3, October 2011
  • Quoted in an article entitled “GBO fait cession de ses biens,” Canada Newswire, October 2011
  • Quoted in an article by Denis Arcand, “Des transactions de Norbourg dans la mire du syndic,” La Tribune and Le Soleil, November 2011
  • Featured in an article entitled “Norbourg – «Une preuve mal montée», selon le syndic Gilles Robillard,” Rue Frontenac, January 2010
  • Featured on The Fifth Estate “Earl Jones : In Trust,” CBC, February 2010
  • Quoted in article by Yvon Laprade, “La crise manufacturière au Québec : Ça va mal à shop!,” a chapter of: “Des indicateurs révélateurs”, June 2009
  • Quoted in an article by Yvon Laprade, “Autopsie du scandale Norbourg – L’histoire d’un escroc et de ses 9 200 victimes”, 2009
  • Canadian Bar Association. “Les récents scandales financiers au Québec en matière de fonds communs de placement, a chapter of: “Aspects de l’administration de la faillite des dossiers Norbourg” June 2008