Natalie Renner

Partner

Natalie Renner

Natalie Renner

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2008

“Natalie is practical-minded, savvy and knows the ins and outs of insolvency.”
Industry Peer – Chambers Canada 2019

Natalie has a broad commercial practice focusing on insolvency, corporate reorganizations, asset sales and acquisitions, creditor rights enforcement and proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. She also advises on banking, finance and corporate matters. Her clients – including financial institutions, corporations, strategic investors and accounting firms – appreciate Natalie’s business-minded solutions and expertise at identifying and resolving their important concerns.

A frequent lecturer on insolvency and commercial law matters at the Osgoode Professional Development Program, the Osgoode Professional LLM Program and Osgoode Hall Law School, Natalie also teaches their Regulation of the Canadian Cannabis Industry course. On top of her academic involvement, Natalie is a member of Davies’ Toronto Student Committee.

Natalie Renner

Partner

“Natalie is practical-minded, savvy and knows the ins and outs of insolvency.”
Industry Peer – Chambers Canada 2019

Natalie has a broad commercial practice focusing on insolvency, corporate reorganizations, asset sales and acquisitions, creditor rights enforcement and proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. She also advises on banking, finance and corporate matters. Her clients – including financial institutions, corporations, strategic investors and accounting firms – appreciate Natalie’s business-minded solutions and expertise at identifying and resolving their important concerns.

A frequent lecturer on insolvency and commercial law matters at the Osgoode Professional Development Program, the Osgoode Professional LLM Program and Osgoode Hall Law School, Natalie also teaches their Regulation of the Canadian Cannabis Industry course. On top of her academic involvement, Natalie is a member of Davies’ Toronto Student Committee.

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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.

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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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FCF Co. Ltd.

Acted as Canadian counsel for FCF Co., Ltd. in its US$928-million acquisition of all the assets of Clover Leaf Foods and Bumble Bee Foods, North America's largest branded shelf-stable seafood companies, under a sale proceeding conducted under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

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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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McKesson Canada Corporation

Acting for McKesson Canada Corporation in Purdue Pharma's voluntary proceedings under Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act in Canada and Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

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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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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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Crystallex International Corporation

Acting as counsel for the debtor in Crystallex International Corporation's proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

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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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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.

Speaking Engagement
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Annual Review of Insolvency Law (ARIL), Conference, “Oppression and Insolvency: When Does Prejudice Become Unfair?”; Webcast

Feb. 04, 2022

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Are the Rumours True? Has There Been a Shift Away From the Use of Plans of Compromise and Arrangement under the CCAA? A Cross-Canada Look at the use of CCAA Plans of Compromise and Arrangement over the Years, co-author

Feb. 26, 2021 - Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2021 (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2022)

Speaking Engagement
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Insolvency Insider, “2020: A Year of Firsts in Cannabis Insolvencies”; Webcast

Jan. 25, 2021

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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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Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

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

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Bar Admissions
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Ontario, 2008

Education
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Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 2007
University of Toronto, BA, 2001

Professional Affiliations
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International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
Ontario Bar Association
Turnaround Management Association

Board Memberships
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Turnaround Management Association

Community Involvement
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Turnaround Management Association, Diversity & Inclusion Committee; Executive Committee

Teaching Engagements
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Since 2013, Natalie has lectured on insolvency and commercial law matters at the Osgoode Professional Development Program, the Osgoode Professional LLM Program and Osgoode Hall Law School. Natalie also teaches the Regulation of the Canadian Cannabis Industry course at Osgoode Hall Law School and has taught the business law section of the CanBarPrep Course.

“Natalie is practical-minded, savvy and knows the ins and outs of insolvency.”
Industry Peer – Chambers Canada 2019

Natalie has a broad commercial practice focusing on insolvency, corporate reorganizations, asset sales and acquisitions, creditor rights enforcement and proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. She also advises on banking, finance and corporate matters. Her clients – including financial institutions, corporations, strategic investors and accounting firms – appreciate Natalie’s business-minded solutions and expertise at identifying and resolving their important concerns.

A frequent lecturer on insolvency and commercial law matters at the Osgoode Professional Development Program, the Osgoode Professional LLM Program and Osgoode Hall Law School, Natalie also teaches their Regulation of the Canadian Cannabis Industry course. On top of her academic involvement, Natalie is a member of Davies’ Toronto Student Committee.

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.

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.

FCF Co. Ltd.

Acted as Canadian counsel for FCF Co., Ltd. in its US$928-million acquisition of all the assets of Clover Leaf Foods and Bumble Bee Foods, North America's largest branded shelf-stable seafood companies, under a sale proceeding conducted under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

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.

McKesson Canada Corporation

Acting for McKesson Canada Corporation in Purdue Pharma's voluntary proceedings under Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act in Canada and Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

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.

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.

Crystallex International Corporation

Acting as counsel for the debtor in Crystallex International Corporation's proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

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.

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.

Speaking Engagement

Annual Review of Insolvency Law (ARIL), Conference, “Oppression and Insolvency: When Does Prejudice Become Unfair?”; Webcast

Feb. 04, 2022

Article

Are the Rumours True? Has There Been a Shift Away From the Use of Plans of Compromise and Arrangement under the CCAA? A Cross-Canada Look at the use of CCAA Plans of Compromise and Arrangement over the Years, co-author

Feb. 26, 2021 - Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2021 (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2022)

Speaking Engagement

Insolvency Insider, “2020: A Year of Firsts in Cannabis Insolvencies”; Webcast

Jan. 25, 2021

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

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

Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

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

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2008

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 2007
University of Toronto, BA, 2001

Professional Affiliations

International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
Ontario Bar Association
Turnaround Management Association

Board Memberships

Turnaround Management Association

Community Involvement

Turnaround Management Association, Diversity & Inclusion Committee; Executive Committee

Teaching Engagements

Since 2013, Natalie has lectured on insolvency and commercial law matters at the Osgoode Professional Development Program, the Osgoode Professional LLM Program and Osgoode Hall Law School. Natalie also teaches the Regulation of the Canadian Cannabis Industry course at Osgoode Hall Law School and has taught the business law section of the CanBarPrep Course.