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Kathryn Esaw

Kathryn Esaw

Partner, Insolvency and Restructuring


Contact Information

kesaw@osler.com

tel: 416.862.4905

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2010

Education
  • University of Toronto, JD
  • University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey Business School, HBA
Language(s)
English

Kathryn is a Partner in Osler’s Insolvency and Restructuring group. Her practice focuses on proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act throughout Canada. She has represented debtors, court officers, creditors, purchasers and lenders. Kathryn also has experience in restructurings under the Canada Business Corporations Act.

She has been recognized in the area of Insolvency and Restructuring by IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms and the Legal Media Group’s Rising Stars Expert Guide. Kathryn has been a speaker at the Canadian Bar Association Insolvency Law Conference, the Annual Review of Insolvency Law conference, and has served as a guest lecturer at the Osgoode Hall Law School. She clerked at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Prior to joining Osler, Kathryn was a partner at another leading law firm.

    *Notable matters prior to joining Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

    • * Representing Ernst & Young in its capacity as the court-appointed monitor of CannTrust Holdings Inc., CannTrust Inc., CTI Holdings (Osoyoos) Inc. and Elmcliffe Investments Inc.
    • * Representing a prominent Canadian public cannabis company on issues related to its current financial distress
    • * Representing Richter Advisory Group Inc. in its capacity as the information officer in the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings involving Imerys Talc Canada Inc.
    • * Representing Alexandria Minerals Corporation, a junior gold exploration and development company with a flagship property located in Val d’Or, Quebec, in connection with its plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act
    • * Representing Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al in their proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code
    • * Representing Energy Capital Partners and Trive Capital, as majority debt holders, in the Canada Business Corporations Act plan of arrangement restructuring of NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation
    • * Representing Essar Steel Algoma Inc. et al in its proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (with recognition proceedings under Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code)
    • * Representing the purchaser in the receivership proceedings of Arc Productions Ltd. under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
    • * Representing Performance Sports Group Ltd. et al in their proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code
    • * Representing Essar Steel Algoma Inc. et al in connection with its plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act
    • * Representing Northstar Aerospace Inc. et al in their proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code
    • * Representing Ernst & Young Inc. in its capacity as monitor to NewPage Port Hawkesbury Corp. in its proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act
    • * Representing Timminco Ltd. et al in their proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act

  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized in Restructuring (Highly Regarded) 

  • Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference

    Speaker, Oh Won’t You (Extend the) Stay, Just a Little Bit Longer: Long CCAA Stay Extensions, Vancouver, February 7, 2020

  • Commercial List Users Committee Annual Education Program

    Speaker, Recent Developments in Ontario Case Law, June 5, 2019

  • The Advocates Society

    Speaker, Insolvency Litigation Breakfast: What I Wish I Knew, April 12, 2019

  • International Women’s Insolvency Restructuring Confederation
  • Turnaround Management Association, Member of the Board of Directors, Toronto Chapter

  • “Ontario Court of Appeal Provides Guidance on Vesting Orders in Receivership – And Beyond”, Commercial Insolvency Reporter, August 2019 (co-author)