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Robyn Gurofsky

Associée

Calgary
RGurofsky@blg.com
403.232.9774

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Robyn’s practice focuses on insolvency and restructuring, banking and oil and gas related litigation and general commercial litigation.

She advises companies, boards of directors, shareholders, lenders and accounting professionals with respect to all aspects of restructuring and insolvency proceedings, whether informal or formal proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act both within Canada and on a cross-border basis.

Robyn also acts for clients involved in general commercial disputes, banking specific litigation and debtor creditor matters.

Robyn has appeared before the Courts in Alberta and British Columbia, the Federal Court of Canada as well as in the United States on cross-border matters.

Experience

  • Acting for PwC in its role as Monitor regarding the Bellatrix CCAA restructuring.
  • Acting for PwC in its role as Monitor regarding the Delphi Energy Corp. restructuring under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA).
  • Acting for HSBC as the Agent in representing the syndicate of banks in the Calfrac CBCA Filing. Also acting for HSBC in numerous Court applications in Alberta and Texas. And acting for HSBC in closing the refinancing.
  • Acting for BMO as the agent for a syndicate of secured lenders in the Journey Energy debt restructuring.
  • Receiver in Third Eye Capital Corporation v OpsMobil Group Inc. et al (July 2018 – July 2020)
  • Receiver in Alberta Energy Regulator v Lexin Resources Ltd. et al (March 2017 – July 2020)
  • Second Lien Lender Group in the CCAA of Cequence Energy Ltd. (June 2020 – present)
  • Bow River Energy in its CCAA restructuring (June 2020 – present)
  • Monitor in the CCAA of Delphi Energy Corp. (April 2020 – present)
  • Monitor in the CCAA of Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (October 2019 – present)
  • Proposal Trustee/Monitor/Receiver in the bankruptcy proposal turned CCAA proceeding turned receivership of the ACCEL Group of Companies (October 2019 – present)
  • Orphan Well Association in Orphan Well Association v Trident Exploration Corp et al (May 2019 – present)
  • Monitor in the CCAA of Walton International Group Inc. et al. (Mar 2017 – present)
  • Monitor in the CCAA of the Sanjel Group of Companies (cross-border) (Mar 2016 – present)
  • Chief Restructuring Officer, leading restructurings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”) of the Harvest Group of Companies (Dec 2011 – March 2018)
  • Gasfrac Energy Services Inc. in the successful cross border CCAA/Ch.15 restructuring (Dec 2014 – Nov 2015)
  • McBurney Corporation in the first foreign recognition proceeding under the CCAA in Alberta (Dec 2012)

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Senior Vice Chair of the Insolvency Section, International Bar Association
  • Former Program Coordinator of Insolvency Section, Canadian Bar Association (Alberta)
  • Member, Insolvency Institute of Canada (admitted in 2019)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association – Insolvency Section
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation

Community Involvement

  • Former Co-Chair, BLG’s United Way Campaign
  • Former Co-Chair, United Way Cabinet, Campaign Representative Division
  • Volunteer, Pro Bono Duty Counsel Program
  • Volunteer, Student Legal Assistance

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized as a Litigation, Future Leader in the 2020 edition of Who's Who Legal.
  • Recognized in the 2021 and 2020 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Insolvency & Financial Restructuring)
  • Recognized as a 2020 Lexpert® Rising Star.
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2019) of Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys (Commercial Litigation - Future Star).
  • Recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2020) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law).
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of IFLR1000 - The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (Financial Restructuring - Rising Star).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 2008
  • LLB, Université de Calgary, 2007 received the Helen Steeves Scholarship in Law
  • BA (Hons.), Université de Toronto, 2002