Natasha MacParland Elected to the Insolvency Institute of Canada’s Board of Directors

Davies partner Natasha MacParland has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Insolvency Institute of Canada (IIC).

Widely recognized as a leading lawyer in her field, Natasha has extensive experience in debt restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency, corporate debtor/creditor rights enforcement, turnarounds, work-outs and plans of arrangement. She is currently acting for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited and Rogers Communications Inc. in Sears Canada’s proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.

Natasha is recognized in Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, IFLR1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms and Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Restructuring and Insolvency.

The mission of the IIC is to promote excellence and thought leadership in commercial insolvency and restructuring policy and practice in Canada. As a member of the board, Natasha is responsible for overseeing the activities of the organization.


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