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Sean Stidwill

Sean Stidwill

Associate, Insolvency & Restructuring

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.4871 / 613.787.1100


Toronto, Ottawa

Areas of Expertise
Bar Admission

Ontario, 2016

  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, J.D.
  • McGill University, Faculty of Management, B.Com

Sean practices corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on corporate restructuring, insolvency, bankruptcy, secured transactions, and the enforcement of debtor and creditor rights. In his practice, Sean regularly advises debtor corporations, court officers, lenders, and a variety of stakeholders in complex commercial matters.

Sean obtained his law degree from the University of Ottawa, where he graduated cum laude and was named to the Dean’s Honour List in each year of study. While at the University of Ottawa, Sean received the Torys LLP Writing Award for research and writing excellence and the Professor Vern Krishna Scholarship for high academic standing and a demonstrated interest in business law.

Sean joined Osler as a summer student and completed his articles with the firm in 2015-2016. Prior to law, Sean obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a Major in Finance from McGill University and worked as a management consultant for a major international professional services firm.

    • Comark completes sale transaction and emerges from creditor protection
    • Algoma Steel Inc. and certain senior secured term lenders in Canada in Algoma’s acquisition of substantially all the assets of Essar Steel Algoma in connection to a restructuring under the CCAA
    • KPMG Inc. in connection with Gymboree Inc.’s proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
    • Sears Canada Inc. in its proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act
    • Ben Moss Jewellers Western Canada Ltd. in its proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act
    • Express Fashion Apparel Canada Inc. in its proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act
    • KSV Advisory Inc. in its capacity as liquidator of LWP Capital Inc. (formerly Legumex Walker Inc.) in liquidation proceedings under Section 211 of the Canada Business Corporations Act

  • Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015)
  • Torys LLP Writing Award (2015)
  • Professor Vern Krishna Scholarship (2014)

  • Pro Bono Law Ontario
  • Volunteer Judge, Nelligan O'Brien Payne Moot Court Competition at uOttawa Law

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association