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.

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.

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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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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 first successful restructuring of a Canadian cannabis company, iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc., by way of a corporate plan of arrangement.

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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 a cross-border asset sale to the purchaser of secured debt.

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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, the first ever successful sale of a Canadian cannabis company without using a reverse vesting order.

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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, resulting in the first ever reverse vesting order in a receivership proceeding.

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Target Corporation

Acted for Target Corporation in connection with winding down of Target Canada Corporation under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

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Gotham Green Partners, LLC

Acted as Canadian insolvency counsel for Gotham Green Partners, LLC, a New York-based private equity firm focused on global cannabis and cannabis-related enterprises, with respect to its US$50-million investment in iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (iAnthus), consisting of, in part, high-yield senior secured notes of a subsidiary of iAnthus, which are exchangeable for shares of iAnthus. iAnthus, a Canadian publicly listed company, owns, operates and partners with licensed cannabis operations throughout the United States.

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Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Acting for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, as a secured creditor of Discovery Air Inc., in the latter's restructuring attempt under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings.

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GSO Capital Partners LP

Acted for GSO Capital Partners LP and its affiliates in the negotiation and establishment of two credit facilities, and the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Grafton-Fraser Inc., former owner of Tip Top Tailors and other men's retail chains across Canada, pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

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KSV Restructuring Inc.

Acting for KSV Restructuring Inc. in its roles as Monitor of the Urbancorp Group of Companies in connection with proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and as Information Officer for Urbancorp Inc.

Guide
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Financial Gloom and the Increase in Insolvency Filings

Nov. 16, 2022 - In this issue of Davies Insolvency Now, we highlight the significant data points in rising insolvency filing rates and provide a Canadian lens on the digital asset marketplace. With recent drops in crypto prices severely affecting several digital asset lenders and exchanges, we explore...

Guide
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Canada’s Shifting Credit and Insolvency Landscapes

July 27, 2022 - In this issue of Davies Insolvency Now, against a backdrop of rising inflation and interest rates, we take a deep dive into the legislation that regulates rates of interest in Canada, drawing on recent court decisions to help parties avoid common pitfalls in structuring deals. We then...

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...

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...

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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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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.

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.

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.

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 first successful restructuring of a Canadian cannabis company, iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc., by way of a corporate plan of arrangement.

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 a cross-border asset sale to the purchaser of secured debt.

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, the first ever successful sale of a Canadian cannabis company without using a reverse vesting order.

KSV Restructuring Inc.

Acting for KSV Restructuring Inc. as court appointed receiver in the restructuring proceedings of Vert Infrastructure Ltd.'s, resulting in the first ever reverse vesting order in a receivership proceeding.

Target Corporation

Acted for Target Corporation in connection with winding down of Target Canada Corporation under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

Gotham Green Partners, LLC

Acted as Canadian insolvency counsel for Gotham Green Partners, LLC, a New York-based private equity firm focused on global cannabis and cannabis-related enterprises, with respect to its US$50-million investment in iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (iAnthus), consisting of, in part, high-yield senior secured notes of a subsidiary of iAnthus, which are exchangeable for shares of iAnthus. iAnthus, a Canadian publicly listed company, owns, operates and partners with licensed cannabis operations throughout the United States.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Acting for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, as a secured creditor of Discovery Air Inc., in the latter's restructuring attempt under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings.

GSO Capital Partners LP

Acted for GSO Capital Partners LP and its affiliates in the negotiation and establishment of two credit facilities, and the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Grafton-Fraser Inc., former owner of Tip Top Tailors and other men's retail chains across Canada, pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

KSV Restructuring Inc.

Acting for KSV Restructuring Inc. in its roles as Monitor of the Urbancorp Group of Companies in connection with proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and as Information Officer for Urbancorp Inc.

Guide

Financial Gloom and the Increase in Insolvency Filings

Nov. 16, 2022 - In this issue of Davies Insolvency Now, we highlight the significant data points in rising insolvency filing rates and provide a Canadian lens on the digital asset marketplace. With recent drops in crypto prices severely affecting several digital asset lenders and exchanges, we explore...

Guide

Canada’s Shifting Credit and Insolvency Landscapes

July 27, 2022 - In this issue of Davies Insolvency Now, against a backdrop of rising inflation and interest rates, we take a deep dive into the legislation that regulates rates of interest in Canada, drawing on recent court decisions to help parties avoid common pitfalls in structuring deals. We then...

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...

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...

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)

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.

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.