Robin B. Schwill

Partner

Robin B. Schwill

Robin B. Schwill

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 1996

Robin excels at identifying the critical issues in restructuring and insolvency proceedings and finding deal-oriented solutions. Clients value his pragmatic advice, with one client saying Robin “strikes a true balance between being a lawyer and a business professional.”
Chambers Global 2015

Clients in diverse industries trust Robin’s solid and focused advice on their corporate turnarounds, work-outs and restructurings, distressed asset sales and acquisitions, debtor-in-possession financings, and secured and unsecured creditor rights enforcement. They rely on Robin’s wealth of experience in dealing with multinational deals and appreciate his ability to keep a discussion on track.

Robin is known for his expertise in designing creative and novel processes – including under all facets of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act proceedings – to bring matters to a successful resolution. He is Canadian co-counsel to Nortel’s U.K. estate in the cross-border Nortel insolvency proceedings and Canadian counsel to Target Corporation in the Target Canada insolvency proceedings.

Robin B. Schwill

Partner

Robin excels at identifying the critical issues in restructuring and insolvency proceedings and finding deal-oriented solutions. Clients value his pragmatic advice, with one client saying Robin “strikes a true balance between being a lawyer and a business professional.”
Chambers Global 2015

Clients in diverse industries trust Robin’s solid and focused advice on their corporate turnarounds, work-outs and restructurings, distressed asset sales and acquisitions, debtor-in-possession financings, and secured and unsecured creditor rights enforcement. They rely on Robin’s wealth of experience in dealing with multinational deals and appreciate his ability to keep a discussion on track.

Robin is known for his expertise in designing creative and novel processes – including under all facets of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act proceedings – to bring matters to a successful resolution. He is Canadian co-counsel to Nortel’s U.K. estate in the cross-border Nortel insolvency proceedings and Canadian counsel to Target Corporation in the Target Canada insolvency proceedings.

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KSV Restructuring Inc.

Acting for KSV Restructuring Inc. in its role as proposal trustee pursuant to Notices of Intentions filed by YG Limited Partnership and YSL Residences Inc., developer of Yonge Street Living Residences.

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Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc.

Acted for Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc. and some of its related entities in the context of G.I. Sportz's restructuring under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, utilizing the relatively rare foreign recognized Canadian receivership proceedings to implement an assets sale to the purchaser of secured debt.

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Gotham Green Partners, LLC

Acting as special tax and insolvency counsel for Gotham Green Partners, LLC, a New York-based private equity firm focused on global cannabis and cannabis-related enterprises, in the proposed recapitalization, under a Restructuring Support Agreement, of iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc., which owns, operates and partners with licensed cannabis operations throughout the United States.

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Gotham Green Partners, LLC

Acting as special Canadian insolvency counsel for Gotham Green Partners, LLC, as first lien noteholder, in the voluntary proceedings of Lift & Co., a platform for consumers to explore, understand and make better-informed decisions around cannabis, under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada) after the company's attempt to sell its Marketing Division to offset the economic impacts of COVID-19 did not work.

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Gotham Green Partners, LLC

Acting as special Canadian insolvency counsel for Gotham Green Partners, LLC, as first lien noteholder, in DionyMed Brands Inc.'s receivership proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada).

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KSV Restructuring Inc.

Acting for KSV Restructuring Inc. as court appointed receiver in the restructuring proceedings of Vert Infrastructure Ltd.'s, a provider of branding, investing, constructing, owning and leasing infrastructure for certain licenced or permitted specialty agricultural businesses, under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

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Artemis Growth Partners LLC

Acted for Artemis Growth Partners LLC in the $80-million acquisition (and related financing) of Bridge Farm Group from Sundial Growers.

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KSV Kofman Inc. (now known as KSV Restructuring Inc.)

Acted for KSV Kofman Inc. (now known as KSV Restructuring Inc.) in its role as monitor of James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation, a Canadian licensed cannabis producer, in connection with proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

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FTI Consulting Canada Inc.

Acting for FTI Consulting Canada Inc. in its capacity as court-appointed monitor of Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited and its affiliated corporation, Imperial Tobacco Company Limited, in proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

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United Steelworkers Union

Acted as co-counsel on behalf of the United Steelworkers Union in Essar Steel Algoma Inc.'s three-year restructuring by way of sale of assets to Algoma Steel Inc. under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

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...

Bulletin
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Monetizing Public Listings in Receiverships

June 21, 2021 - The Commercial List of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently granted an order structurally similar to a reverse vesting order in the receivership proceedings of Vert Infrastructure Ltd. (Vert). This first-of-its-kind order was granted on the motion of Vert’s receiver, KSV Restructuring...

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...

Guide
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Davies Restructuring Review 2021: Issue 1

Mar. 02, 2021 - Although 2020 may be behind us, the economic conditions and lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic still linger. With the emerging picture for Canada in 2021 looking to largely resemble that of 2020, many are wondering how long struggling businesses and their creditors can hold their breath...

Bulletin
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COVID-19: Preserving Your Business in a Pandemic

Mar. 27, 2020 - There is abundant information circulating about the extreme financial toll that the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to take on businesses across the globe. Here we address what creditors and debtors can do now to manage risk and preserve their value through this crisis. What Creditors Can...

Speaking Engagement
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Insolvency Institute of Canada, Annual Conference and General Meeting, “In Good Faith: Recent Amendments to the BIA and CCAA”; Naples, Florida

Oct. 26, 2019

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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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IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Restructuring and Insolvency

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

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Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A

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The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring: Financial Restructuring

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

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

Bar Admissions
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Ontario, 1996

Education
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Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 1994
York University, MBA, 1991
York University, BBA, 1990

Professional Affiliations
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American Bankruptcy Institute
Insolvency Institute of Canada
International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International)
Turnaround Management Association

Board Memberships
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The Boulevard Club Limited, former director and former president

Teaching Engagements
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For over 15 years, Robin was an award-winning lecturer on financial statement disclosure and transparency issues in the MBA program at York University’s Schulich School of Business. He continues to lecture on this topic for the Schulich Executive Education Centre.

Robin has lectured on bankruptcy, insolvency and secured transaction matters at various professional development programs at Osgoode Hall Law School. He has also lectured in finance and commercial law courses for the Credit Institute of Canada.

Robin excels at identifying the critical issues in restructuring and insolvency proceedings and finding deal-oriented solutions. Clients value his pragmatic advice, with one client saying Robin “strikes a true balance between being a lawyer and a business professional.”
Chambers Global 2015

Clients in diverse industries trust Robin’s solid and focused advice on their corporate turnarounds, work-outs and restructurings, distressed asset sales and acquisitions, debtor-in-possession financings, and secured and unsecured creditor rights enforcement. They rely on Robin’s wealth of experience in dealing with multinational deals and appreciate his ability to keep a discussion on track.

Robin is known for his expertise in designing creative and novel processes – including under all facets of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act proceedings – to bring matters to a successful resolution. He is Canadian co-counsel to Nortel’s U.K. estate in the cross-border Nortel insolvency proceedings and Canadian counsel to Target Corporation in the Target Canada insolvency proceedings.

KSV Restructuring Inc.

Acting for KSV Restructuring Inc. in its role as proposal trustee pursuant to Notices of Intentions filed by YG Limited Partnership and YSL Residences Inc., developer of Yonge Street Living Residences.

Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc.

Acted for Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc. and some of its related entities in the context of G.I. Sportz's restructuring under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, utilizing the relatively rare foreign recognized Canadian receivership proceedings to implement an assets sale to the purchaser of secured debt.

Gotham Green Partners, LLC

Acting as special tax and insolvency counsel for Gotham Green Partners, LLC, a New York-based private equity firm focused on global cannabis and cannabis-related enterprises, in the proposed recapitalization, under a Restructuring Support Agreement, of iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc., which owns, operates and partners with licensed cannabis operations throughout the United States.

Gotham Green Partners, LLC

Acting as special Canadian insolvency counsel for Gotham Green Partners, LLC, as first lien noteholder, in the voluntary proceedings of Lift & Co., a platform for consumers to explore, understand and make better-informed decisions around cannabis, under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada) after the company's attempt to sell its Marketing Division to offset the economic impacts of COVID-19 did not work.

Gotham Green Partners, LLC

Acting as special Canadian insolvency counsel for Gotham Green Partners, LLC, as first lien noteholder, in DionyMed Brands Inc.'s receivership proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada).

KSV Restructuring Inc.

Acting for KSV Restructuring Inc. as court appointed receiver in the restructuring proceedings of Vert Infrastructure Ltd.'s, a provider of branding, investing, constructing, owning and leasing infrastructure for certain licenced or permitted specialty agricultural businesses, under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Artemis Growth Partners LLC

Acted for Artemis Growth Partners LLC in the $80-million acquisition (and related financing) of Bridge Farm Group from Sundial Growers.

KSV Kofman Inc. (now known as KSV Restructuring Inc.)

Acted for KSV Kofman Inc. (now known as KSV Restructuring Inc.) in its role as monitor of James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation, a Canadian licensed cannabis producer, in connection with proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

FTI Consulting Canada Inc.

Acting for FTI Consulting Canada Inc. in its capacity as court-appointed monitor of Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited and its affiliated corporation, Imperial Tobacco Company Limited, in proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

United Steelworkers Union

Acted as co-counsel on behalf of the United Steelworkers Union in Essar Steel Algoma Inc.'s three-year restructuring by way of sale of assets to Algoma Steel Inc. under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

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...

Bulletin

Monetizing Public Listings in Receiverships

June 21, 2021 - The Commercial List of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently granted an order structurally similar to a reverse vesting order in the receivership proceedings of Vert Infrastructure Ltd. (Vert). This first-of-its-kind order was granted on the motion of Vert’s receiver, KSV Restructuring...

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...

Guide

Davies Restructuring Review 2021: Issue 1

Mar. 02, 2021 - Although 2020 may be behind us, the economic conditions and lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic still linger. With the emerging picture for Canada in 2021 looking to largely resemble that of 2020, many are wondering how long struggling businesses and their creditors can hold their breath...

Bulletin

COVID-19: Preserving Your Business in a Pandemic

Mar. 27, 2020 - There is abundant information circulating about the extreme financial toll that the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to take on businesses across the globe. Here we address what creditors and debtors can do now to manage risk and preserve their value through this crisis. What Creditors Can...

Speaking Engagement

Insolvency Institute of Canada, Annual Conference and General Meeting, “In Good Faith: Recent Amendments to the BIA and CCAA”; Naples, Florida

Oct. 26, 2019

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

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

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Restructuring and Insolvency

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

Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring: Financial Restructuring

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

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

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1996

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 1994
York University, MBA, 1991
York University, BBA, 1990

Professional Affiliations

American Bankruptcy Institute
Insolvency Institute of Canada
International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International)
Turnaround Management Association

Board Memberships

The Boulevard Club Limited, former director and former president

Teaching Engagements

For over 15 years, Robin was an award-winning lecturer on financial statement disclosure and transparency issues in the MBA program at York University’s Schulich School of Business. He continues to lecture on this topic for the Schulich Executive Education Centre.

Robin has lectured on bankruptcy, insolvency and secured transaction matters at various professional development programs at Osgoode Hall Law School. He has also lectured in finance and commercial law courses for the Credit Institute of Canada.