Aug 4, 2020
Osler is pleased to welcome Kathryn Esaw as a partner in our Insolvency and Restructuring Group. Kathryn brings extensive experience in creating and executing acquisition, divestiture and recovery strategies and advising companies experiencing operational and financial distress, as well as parties looking to acquire or finance distressed assets and companies.
Her practice focuses on proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act throughout Canada, and she has represented debtors, court officers, creditors, purchasers and lenders. She also has experience in informal restructurings under the Canada Business Corporations Act and has acted in complex restructurings in the natural resources, manufacturing, cannabis and energy sectors in Canada.
“Kathryn’s knowledge, experience and talent complement our deep bench of insolvency and restructuring professionals and our commitment to providing leading-edge solutions for our clients’ most compelling business challenges. We are thrilled Kathryn is joining our team,” said Marc Wasserman, Partner and National Chair of Osler’s Insolvency & Restructuring practice.
Dedicated to delivering outstanding legal services, Kathryn is recognized as a leader in her field by Legal Media Group’s Rising Stars Expert Guide and the IFLR1000. A prolific author and speaker, she has published and presented on a range of insolvency and restructuring matters and has been a guest lecturer on restructurings at the Osgoode Hall Law School LLM program. She is also involved with the International Women’s Insolvency Restructuring Confederation and is a member of the board of directors of the Turnaround Management Association’s Toronto Chapter.
Kathryn is based in our Toronto office and joins Osler’s market-leading corporate restructuring practice. Our Insolvency and Restructuring Group delivers innovative and integrated solutions for complex business-critical matters and is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers Canada and as one of the top cross-border restructuring practices in the world by Global Restructuring Review.