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Randal Van de Mosselaer - Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyer

Randal Van de Mosselaer

Partner, Insolvency and Restructuring

Key Contact: Insolvency and Restructuring


Contact Information

rvandemosselaer@osler.com

tel: 403.260.7060

Office

Calgary

Bar Admission

Alberta, 1995

Saskatchewan, 1993

Education
  • University of Saskatchewan, LL.B.(Great Distinction)
  • University of Saskatchewan, B.A. (Distinction)
Language(s)
English

Randal Van de Mosselaer practises in the areas of insolvency, restructuring and commercial litigation. He has represented clients before all levels of the courts in both Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as in the Supreme Court of Canada.

Randal's practice includes a broad range of insolvency, restructuring, and commercial litigation matters, including representing and advising debtors, secured and unsecured creditors; and other stakeholders in Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings, receiverships and bankruptcies, as well as representing and advising court-appointed officers including monitors, receivers and trustees in bankruptcy. He has also dealt with numerous fraudulent conveyance and preference claims, as well as mortgage foreclosure actions.

Randal has represented clients on commercial litigation matters, including energy/oil and gas disputes, contractual disputes, shareholders' disputes, real estate disputes, and professional negligence claims.

After being admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1993, Randal clerked with Mr. Justice Major of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1994.

  • KPMG Inc.

    KPMG Inc. in connection with the receivership of Half Moon Lake Resort Ltd. and Armac Investments Ltd.

  • Mr. Van de Mosselaer has acted for the following clients recently:

    Insolvency and Restructuring

    • A trustee and receiver in the liquidation of an oil and gas company
    • A secured lender to a real estate development company that had filed for protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act
    • A trustee appointed pursuant to a Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act proposal filed by an investment company
    • Several related real estate development companies that had filed for CCAA protection
    • A major Canadian bank in negotiating and enforcing the terms of a forbearance agreement by the appointment of a receiver over the debtor oilfield services company

    Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    • A senior producer in the arbitration of disputes with the province of Alberta relating to allowable costs for royalty calculation purposes
    • An international oil and gas producer in a dispute with a supplier of a gas processing plant
    • A national restaurant franchisor in a contractual dispute with a supplier
    • A fruit and vegetable importer and distributor from a passing-off action brought by a competitor
    • A court-appointed inspector appointed pursuant to the Business Corporations Act to investigate alleged improprieties in a private company
  • Find More

  • Lexpert: Ranked in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Insolvency & Financial Restructuring
  • Best Lawyers: Ranked in Best Lawyers in Canada: Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Benchmark: Ranked in Benchmark Canada as Litigation Star: Energy and Natural Resources; Insolvency; Ranked as Future Litigation Star in Alberta
  • Robertson Stromberg Scholarship for Achievement in First Year Law
  • Alastair M. Nichol Scholarship for Achievement in Second Year Law
  • Law Society of Saskatchewan Academic Excellence Award, 1993

  • L’Arche Association of Calgary, Past Board Member and Chair of Audit and Bylaw Committee.
  • L’Arche Canada Foundation, Member of the Board.

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Law Society of Saskatchewan
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • St. Thomas More Lawyers Guild of Calgary
  • National Creditor Debtor Review, LexisNexis, Member of Editorial Board
  • Instructor, Legal Education Society of Alberta: “A day in the life of civil litigator”, 2013
  • Instructor, Legal Education Society of Alberta Admissions Course: Civil Litigation, Creditor/Debtor law, 2001-2002
  • Canadian Bar Association (Bankruptcy and Insolvency subsection, Alberta Branch, Past Chair)

Previous Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference, The Challenges of Oil and Gas Joint Ventures, “Oil and Gas Joint Operations and Insolvency:  Who’s In Charge Here Anyway?”
    Speaker, Montreal, February 1, 2019
  • Turnaround Management Association – Northwest Chapter
    Speaker, Cross-Border Conference, “Lien Claims in Insolvency Proceedings - Wading through the Weeds to Find Priority”, October 18, 2018
  • Advocates Society
    Speaker, Civil Trial Advocacy College Workshop, May 15, 2018
  • Legal Theory: Commercial Law, University of Calgary School of Law, Law 579.02
    Speaker, Calgary, November 29, 2016
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Matters
    Speaker, Norton Rose Fulbright Motion 2016: Discussing What Matters, Calgary, January 26, 2016
  • Setting Aside Pre-Bankruptcy Transactions
    Speaker, Remedies in Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Legal Education Society of Alberta, Calgary,  
  • Legal Education Society of Alberta Admissions Course
    Moderator, Civil Litigation, Creditor/Debtor law, Calgary, 2001-2002
  • Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education Practice Fundamentals seminar
    Moderator, A Day in the life of a Civil Litigator, Calgary
  • The Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals
    Speaker, Improper Pre-Bankruptcy Transactions: Where Are We, and Where Are We Going, Edmonton, 2003

Publications