Natasha MacParland

Partner

Natasha MacParland

Natasha MacParland

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 1999
    Newfoundland and Labrador, 1998

“I think she’s very intelligent, very hardworking and very thorough. I think she’s also very innovative. She can think outside the box and solve problems.”
Market Commentator – Chambers Canada 2021

Natasha provides clients with smart solutions for their high end insolvency and restructuring challenges. A “staunch advocate for her clients,” Natasha is known for her ability to deliver the “sophistication, deal making acumen and commercial pragmatism needed to effectively navigate complex distressed situations.” (Chambers Canada 2020)

Natasha advises on a wide variety of debt restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency, corporate debtor/creditor rights enforcement, turnarounds, work-outs, and plans of arrangement under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. She has substantial experience in assisting clients with proposals under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Clients regularly consult Natasha for strategic advice and risk analysis on deal structuring and lending. She has advised on many significant and groundbreaking restructurings and insolvencies.

Natasha MacParland

Partner

“I think she’s very intelligent, very hardworking and very thorough. I think she’s also very innovative. She can think outside the box and solve problems.”
Market Commentator – Chambers Canada 2021

Natasha provides clients with smart solutions for their high end insolvency and restructuring challenges. A “staunch advocate for her clients,” Natasha is known for her ability to deliver the “sophistication, deal making acumen and commercial pragmatism needed to effectively navigate complex distressed situations.” (Chambers Canada 2020)

Natasha advises on a wide variety of debt restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency, corporate debtor/creditor rights enforcement, turnarounds, work-outs, and plans of arrangement under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. She has substantial experience in assisting clients with proposals under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Clients regularly consult Natasha for strategic advice and risk analysis on deal structuring and lending. She has advised on many significant and groundbreaking restructurings and insolvencies.

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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc.

Acting as Canadian counsel for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. in defence of an adversary proceeding under Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code relating to the historic February 2021 winter storm in Texas and the resulting extraordinary demands on the state's power grid.

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Blue Torch Capital LP

Acted for Blue Torch Capital LP, as lender, and HPS Investment Partners, LLC, as agent, in connection with the recapitalization of ASX-listed mining company, Boart Longyear Limited, under the secured creditors' scheme and unsecured creditors' scheme approved by the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.

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TPG Real Estate Partners

Acted for TPG Real Estate Partners, the dedicated real estate equity investment platform of alternative asset firm TPG, in its acquisition (and related financing) of Cinespace Film Studios, North America's second-largest independent sound stage platform with best-in-class studio campuses in Toronto and Chicago.

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Willoughby Asset Management Inc.

Acting for Willoughby Asset Management Inc., a large unitholder, in connection with Bridging Finance Inc.'s court-appointed receivership proceedings amidst allegations of fraud and misconduct.

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Laurentian University of Sudbury

Acting as lender counsel to Laurentian University of Sudbury in its restructuring proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, an unprecedented occurrence for a publicly funded Canadian university.

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Atlantic Park Strategic Capital Fund, L.P.

Acted as Canadian counsel for Atlantic Park Strategic Capital Fund, L.P. in its $250 million senior secured term loan due 2026 to Team, Inc.

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Atlas Holdings LLC

Acted as Canadian counsel to Atlas Holdings LLC in its acquisition of LSC Communications, Inc., a global leader in print and digital media solutions.

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Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in its acquisition (and related financing) of a controlling interest in GNI Management Group Inc., a leading provider of insulation services, from Mill Street & Co.

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Atlas Holdings LLC and Blue Wolf Capital Management, LLC

Acting for Atlas Holdings LLC and Blue Wolf Capital Management, LLC in Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation's proceedings under Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

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McCain Foods Limited

Acted for McCain Foods Limited in its $70-million acquisition of Hillspring Farms Ltd., a Canadian farmer of potatoes, through a quick-flip sale in a receivership.

Guide
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Insolvencies in 2021: A Look Back and the Road Ahead

Apr. 06, 2022 - As government supports recede and the focus shifts toward economic recovery, in this issue of Davies Insolvency Now, we take a deep dive into the implications of 2021 insolvency data for 2022, and explore the Canadian application of two key themes emerging from the 2022 World Development...

Guide
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International Views: A Canadian Playbook for 2022

Feb. 09, 2022 - In 2022, we expect to see an uptick in restructurings and insolvencies as fiscal protections expire and businesses face continued cash shortfalls, mounting debt obligations, altered consumer behaviours and rising interest rates. Despite these challenges, while we recognize the immeasurable human...

Speaking Engagement
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INSOL International, Virtual Live Forum, “Interplay between insolvency practice and leading-edge technologies”; Webcast

Dec. 09, 2021

Speaking Engagement
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Co-chair, Insolvency Institute of Canada, 2021 National Conference

Nov. 04, 2021

Speaking Engagement
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Moderator, Insolvency Institute of Canada, 2021 National Conference, “Global Restructuring Leaders - The International Insolvency Institute Perspective”; Webcast

Nov. 04, 2021

Guide
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Q2 2021 Insolvencies: Crunching the Numbers and Keeping Good Faith

Oct. 21, 2021 - Most of us have stopped asking, “When will it be over?” and have started wondering how we can live with COVID-19 – and how it will change our behaviour from now on. In the context of restructuring, as we saw during the recent Canadian federal election, bankruptcy and insolvency have become topics...

Guide
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Davies Restructuring Review 2021: Issue 2

June 17, 2021 - Canada’s economy has continued to fare surprisingly well since we published the first issue of our 2021 Restructuring Review in March, despite continuing pandemic restrictions. However, insolvency-related concerns, such as long-term unemployment and the continued struggles of locked-down...

Speaking Engagement
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The Advocates’ Society, Commercial List Advocacy, “Productive Chambers Appointments, Pre-Hearing Appearances and Judge-led Mediations”; Webcast

Apr. 09, 2021

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Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Restructuring/Insolvency

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Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Restructuring/Insolvency

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Turnaround Management Association—Women of Excellence Award, Today’s Leader (2019)

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IFLR1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Restructuring and Insolvency (Highly Regarded)

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IFLR1000: Women Leaders—Restructuring and Insolvency

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The Legal 500 Canada—Restructuring and Insolvency (Leading Individual)

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The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring

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The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring: Financial Restructuring (Most Frequently Recommended); Corporate Commercial Law

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Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

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Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers

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Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Restructuring and Insolvency; Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring and Insolvency

Bar Admissions
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Ontario, 1999
Newfoundland and Labrador, 1998

Education
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Dalhousie University, LLB, 1997
Memorial University of Newfoundland, BA (Political Science & Commerce), 1994

Professional Affiliations
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American Bankruptcy Institute
Insolvency Institute of Canada
International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International)
International Insolvency Association
International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
Ontario Bar Association
Turnaround Management Association

Board Memberships
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ARIL Society Inc.
Insolvency Institute of Canada

Community Involvement
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Annual Review of Insolvency Law (ARIL) Society, 12th Conference, Organizing Committee; Governance and Nominating Committee, chair
Insolvency Institute of Canada, Intervention Committee; Ontario Regional Networking & Professional Development Committee; 2021 and 2020 IIC Annual Conference & General Meeting, chair; Ontario Regional Membership Committee, former member
Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, Oral Board of Examination, panel member
Ontario Bar Association, Insolvency Section Programs Committee, chair
Practical Law Canada, Insolvency & Restructuring Advisory Board

Teaching Engagements
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Natasha is a guest lecturer at Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. She is an instructor for the Advanced Business Law Workshop at Osgoode Hall Law School.

“I think she’s very intelligent, very hardworking and very thorough. I think she’s also very innovative. She can think outside the box and solve problems.”
Market Commentator – Chambers Canada 2021

Natasha provides clients with smart solutions for their high end insolvency and restructuring challenges. A “staunch advocate for her clients,” Natasha is known for her ability to deliver the “sophistication, deal making acumen and commercial pragmatism needed to effectively navigate complex distressed situations.” (Chambers Canada 2020)

Natasha advises on a wide variety of debt restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency, corporate debtor/creditor rights enforcement, turnarounds, work-outs, and plans of arrangement under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. She has substantial experience in assisting clients with proposals under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Clients regularly consult Natasha for strategic advice and risk analysis on deal structuring and lending. She has advised on many significant and groundbreaking restructurings and insolvencies.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc.

Acting as Canadian counsel for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. in defence of an adversary proceeding under Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code relating to the historic February 2021 winter storm in Texas and the resulting extraordinary demands on the state's power grid.

Blue Torch Capital LP

Acted for Blue Torch Capital LP, as lender, and HPS Investment Partners, LLC, as agent, in connection with the recapitalization of ASX-listed mining company, Boart Longyear Limited, under the secured creditors' scheme and unsecured creditors' scheme approved by the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.

TPG Real Estate Partners

Acted for TPG Real Estate Partners, the dedicated real estate equity investment platform of alternative asset firm TPG, in its acquisition (and related financing) of Cinespace Film Studios, North America's second-largest independent sound stage platform with best-in-class studio campuses in Toronto and Chicago.

Willoughby Asset Management Inc.

Acting for Willoughby Asset Management Inc., a large unitholder, in connection with Bridging Finance Inc.'s court-appointed receivership proceedings amidst allegations of fraud and misconduct.

Laurentian University of Sudbury

Acting as lender counsel to Laurentian University of Sudbury in its restructuring proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, an unprecedented occurrence for a publicly funded Canadian university.

Atlantic Park Strategic Capital Fund, L.P.

Acted as Canadian counsel for Atlantic Park Strategic Capital Fund, L.P. in its $250 million senior secured term loan due 2026 to Team, Inc.

Atlas Holdings LLC

Acted as Canadian counsel to Atlas Holdings LLC in its acquisition of LSC Communications, Inc., a global leader in print and digital media solutions.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in its acquisition (and related financing) of a controlling interest in GNI Management Group Inc., a leading provider of insulation services, from Mill Street & Co.

Atlas Holdings LLC and Blue Wolf Capital Management, LLC

Acting for Atlas Holdings LLC and Blue Wolf Capital Management, LLC in Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation's proceedings under Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

McCain Foods Limited

Acted for McCain Foods Limited in its $70-million acquisition of Hillspring Farms Ltd., a Canadian farmer of potatoes, through a quick-flip sale in a receivership.

Guide

Insolvencies in 2021: A Look Back and the Road Ahead

Apr. 06, 2022 - As government supports recede and the focus shifts toward economic recovery, in this issue of Davies Insolvency Now, we take a deep dive into the implications of 2021 insolvency data for 2022, and explore the Canadian application of two key themes emerging from the 2022 World Development...

Guide

International Views: A Canadian Playbook for 2022

Feb. 09, 2022 - In 2022, we expect to see an uptick in restructurings and insolvencies as fiscal protections expire and businesses face continued cash shortfalls, mounting debt obligations, altered consumer behaviours and rising interest rates. Despite these challenges, while we recognize the immeasurable human...

Speaking Engagement

INSOL International, Virtual Live Forum, “Interplay between insolvency practice and leading-edge technologies”; Webcast

Dec. 09, 2021

Speaking Engagement

Co-chair, Insolvency Institute of Canada, 2021 National Conference

Nov. 04, 2021

Speaking Engagement

Moderator, Insolvency Institute of Canada, 2021 National Conference, “Global Restructuring Leaders - The International Insolvency Institute Perspective”; Webcast

Nov. 04, 2021

Guide

Q2 2021 Insolvencies: Crunching the Numbers and Keeping Good Faith

Oct. 21, 2021 - Most of us have stopped asking, “When will it be over?” and have started wondering how we can live with COVID-19 – and how it will change our behaviour from now on. In the context of restructuring, as we saw during the recent Canadian federal election, bankruptcy and insolvency have become topics...

Guide

Davies Restructuring Review 2021: Issue 2

June 17, 2021 - Canada’s economy has continued to fare surprisingly well since we published the first issue of our 2021 Restructuring Review in March, despite continuing pandemic restrictions. However, insolvency-related concerns, such as long-term unemployment and the continued struggles of locked-down...

Speaking Engagement

The Advocates’ Society, Commercial List Advocacy, “Productive Chambers Appointments, Pre-Hearing Appearances and Judge-led Mediations”; Webcast

Apr. 09, 2021

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Restructuring/Insolvency

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Restructuring/Insolvency

Turnaround Management Association—Women of Excellence Award, Today’s Leader (2019)

IFLR1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Restructuring and Insolvency (Highly Regarded)

IFLR1000: Women Leaders—Restructuring and Insolvency

The Legal 500 Canada—Restructuring and Insolvency (Leading Individual)

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring: Financial Restructuring (Most Frequently Recommended); Corporate Commercial Law

Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers

Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Restructuring and Insolvency; Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring and Insolvency

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1999
Newfoundland and Labrador, 1998

Education

Dalhousie University, LLB, 1997
Memorial University of Newfoundland, BA (Political Science & Commerce), 1994

Professional Affiliations

American Bankruptcy Institute
Insolvency Institute of Canada
International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International)
International Insolvency Association
International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
Ontario Bar Association
Turnaround Management Association

Board Memberships

ARIL Society Inc.
Insolvency Institute of Canada

Community Involvement

Annual Review of Insolvency Law (ARIL) Society, 12th Conference, Organizing Committee; Governance and Nominating Committee, chair
Insolvency Institute of Canada, Intervention Committee; Ontario Regional Networking & Professional Development Committee; 2021 and 2020 IIC Annual Conference & General Meeting, chair; Ontario Regional Membership Committee, former member
Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, Oral Board of Examination, panel member
Ontario Bar Association, Insolvency Section Programs Committee, chair
Practical Law Canada, Insolvency & Restructuring Advisory Board

Teaching Engagements

Natasha is a guest lecturer at Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. She is an instructor for the Advanced Business Law Workshop at Osgoode Hall Law School.