Virginie Gauthier

Virginie Gauthier is a partner at Gowling WLG, based in the firm's Toronto office. Her practice is focused on insolvency and restructuring and encompasses a depth of knowledge in the areas of banking, corporate and commercial law.

Virginie has more than two decades of experience representing clients in court and helping them navigate complex domestic and cross-border transactions. Over the course of her career, she has represented a range of stakeholders in all manners of insolvency and restructuring proceedings, including debtors, court officers, potential purchasers, financial institutions and bondholder committees.

Virginie is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Québec Bar. She is also a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada. Virginie is a lecturer on advanced bankruptcy and insolvency law at Osgoode Law School, an examiner for the Office of Superintendent in Bankruptcy's Oral Board Exams, and has been recognized in several industry guides, including Chambers Canada, The Best Lawyers™ in Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and IFLR1000.


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Barreau du Québec
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Insolvency Institute of Canada
  • "Supreme Court of Canada confirms priority of court ordered charges in a CCAA proceeding," Fully Secured – Financial Services & Secured Lending Newsletter, Gowling WLG, also on, Aug. 24, 2021.
  • "Recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision provides insight on the recognition of foreign orders," Fully Secured – Financial Services & Secured Lending Newsletter, Gowling WLG, also on, Aug. 17, 2021.
  • "Bankrupt tenant: Can a landlord draw on a letter of credit after the trustee disclaims the lease?," People & Property – Real Estate Newsletter, Gowling WLG, also on, Feb. 9, 2021.
  • "2010 Update on Insolvency Jurisprudence in Ontario," 6th Annual Pan-Canadian Insolvency and Restructuring Law Conference, Montreal, Sept. 13, 2010.
  • "Overview of Security Review Considerations" and "Security Review Checklist," OBA Conference Centre, Toronto, Oct. 26, 2009.
  • "Hot Topics in Insolvency and Restructuring" (panel), CAIRP, 5th Annual Commercial Insolvency and Restructuring Session, Toronto, April 23, 2009.
  • "Perfectionner l'enregistrement, la documentation et l'exécution des garanties au Canada et aux États-Unis," Sixième conférence avancée sur le financement et les sûretés, The Canadian Institute, Montreal, Jan. 28-30, 2009.
  • "Anticipated Amendments to Federal Insolvency Statutes: New Statutory Charges and Priorities," The Six Minute Debtor-Creditor & Insolvency Lawyer Conference, Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, April 22, 2008.
  • "The Personal Property Security Act (Ontario)" and "The Securities Transfer Act (Ontario): An Overview," The Canadian Institute, Toronto, March 6, 2008.