Virginie Gauthier Partner


Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 1998 - Ontario

Year of Call: 1996 - Quebec


Primary office:  Toronto




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 CanadaThe Best Lawyers™ in Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and IFLR1000.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2020

    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2020
    • Rankings & Awards
      August 2020
    • Rankings & Awards
       2020
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020: Recommended in Banking & Financial Institutions; Insolvency & Financial Restructuring - Financial Restructuring
    • Rankings & Awards
       2020
      Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Restructuring/Insolvency, Chambers and Partners, 2020
    • Rankings & Awards
       2020
      International Financial Law Review 1000, Canada: Restructuring and Insolvency (Highly Regarded), 2020
  • 2019

    • Rankings & Awards
       2019
      Best Lawyers 2019: Restructuring and Insolvency
  • 1998

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       1998
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 1996

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       1996
      Year of Call, Quebec
  • 1995

    • Education
       1995
      McGill University, BCL/LLB

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Barreau du Québec
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Insolvency Institute of Canada
  • IWIRC
  • 2010 Update on Insolvency Jurisprudence in Ontario," 6th Annual Pan-Canadian Insolvency and Restructuring Law Conference, Montreal, September 13, 2010.
  • "Overview of Security Review Considerations" and "Security Review Checklist," OBA Conference Centre, Toronto, October 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, January 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.