Rupert Chartrand

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LLB (Queen’s), LLM(Columbia), MIA (Columbia), MBA (Columbia)

Rupert Chartrand is a Fellow of the Insolvency Institute of Canada. He is now retired, after being a senior insolvency partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. During his professional career, he was rated as one of the best lawyers in Canada and globally for his practice in restructuring and insolvency.

For nearly 40 years, Mr. Chartrand practiced in the insolvency area, including the restructuring and liquidation of insolvent companies, bankruptcies and receiverships. His practice primarily involved corporate work-outs and restructurings of insolvent entities and advising in respect of the effect of insolvency laws upon financial institutions. Mr. Chartrand acted as insolvency advisor in connection with securitizations, asset-based lending and derivatives. 
He has written extensively on the topics of insolvency and derivatives and has been actively involved in insolvency reform.

Mr. Chartrand chaired the Insolvency Institute of Canada’s Task Force on the impact of derivatives in insolvency. The Report of the Task Force was adopted by the Insolvency Institute and has been circulated to the various Canadian derivatives regulators and federal insolvency policy makers.

He also has been frequently a guest law school lecturer on insolvency law and a public speaker at professional conferences relating to insolvency and derivatives. He is teaching a course on International Insolvency at Osgoode Hall Law School under its Professional LLM program for Insolvency.