Geneviève Cloutier Partner


Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2002 - Quebec

Primary phone: +1 514-392-9448

Fax: +1 514-876-9048

Email: genevieve.cloutier@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Montréal



Geneviève Cloutier

Geneviève Cloutier is the leader of Gowling WLG's Canadian Restructuring & Insolvency Group, and a partner in the firm's Montréal office. Her practice is primarily focused on the areas of insolvency and restructuring, distressed acquisitions, and banking and commercial litigation.

Geneviève regularly represents financial institutions and private lenders with respect to the enforcement of security agreements and personal guarantees, the negotiation of standstill agreements, and various insolvency-related issues. She has been involved in matters related to corporate reorganizations, arrangements, bankruptcies, receiverships, and other forms of liquidation of assets. Throughout her career, she has acted for debtors, lenders, purchasers, secured and unsecured creditors, and directors, as well as various accounting firms in their capacity as trustees, monitors, and receivers.

She frequently appears before the Superior Court and the Court of Appeal of Québec, and has appeared before the Supreme Court Canada.

Geneviève is the current president (2021-2022) of the Montréal chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), and has served as a director of the TMA (Montréal chapter) for the past seven years. She also teaches priorities and security enforcement at the Québec Bar School (École du Barreau du Québec).

Geneviève practises law in both English and French.

Career & Recognition

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Her recent articles, papers and presentations include:

  • Panellist and Author, 2014 Update on insolvency law in the Province of Quebec, 10th Annual Pan-Canadian Insolvency and Restructuring Law Conference, The Canadian Bar Association, October 2014;
  • Presenter and Co-Author, Bilan jurisprudentiel en matière de faillite et d'insolvabilité 2012-2013, The Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Division, May 2013;
  • Author, Is the pre-registration of security interest possible in Quebec?, Fully Secured @ Gowlings newsletter, December 2012;
  • Panellist and Co-Author, 2012 Update on insolvency law in the Province of Quebec, 8th Annual Pan-Canadian Insolvency and Restructuring Law Conference, The Canadian Bar Association, October 2012.