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Rachel

Rachel Bengino

rbengino@tgf.ca
416.304.1153416.304.1153

Bio

Rachel’s practice focuses on restructuring and insolvency, including the enforcement of creditors’ rights, receiverships, BIA and CCAA restructuring proceedings, shareholder disputes and creditor/debtor disputes.

Rachel received the Michael MacNaughton Student Writing Award for Insolvency Law in 2015 for co-authoring a paper on the broad scope of the stay of proceedings under the CCAA.

While attending Western University, Rachel was a student ambassador, volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada, and was a member of the Advocacy Committee and the Student Alumni Committee. She participated in the external Niagara International Moot Court Competition, where she received the runner-up Best Appellant Memorial Award and her team received the Henry T. King Jr. Spirit Award. Rachel also received the Best Appellant Factum Award in the Lerners LLP Cup Appellate Advocacy Competition. During Rachel’s third year of law school, she completed a semester abroad at Stockholm University.

Representative Mandates

  • Canadian counsel to Charming Charlie Holdings Inc., et. al., which is a US specialty retailer that once operated almost 400 stores worldwide, in its recognition proceedings under the CCAA.
  • Represents FTI Consulting Canada Inc. in its capacity as Court-appointed Monitor (previously, in its capacity as Proposal Trustee), in the insolvency proceedings of Dundee Energy Limited Partnership and Dundee Oil and Gas Limited, which debtors are undertaking a sale of their oil and gas assets.
  • Represented the Plan Sponsor in Takata Corporation, et. al.’s recognition proceedings under the CCAA, which recognized Takata’s restructuring proceedings in the US and Japan. The Plan Sponsor purchased certain assets of Takata for approximately $1.58 billion.
  • Represented Zeifman Partners Inc., in its capacity as Court-appointed Receiver of Kobian Canada Inc.
  • Represents various clients in respect of receivership proceedings, bankruptcy matters, corporate reorganizations and workouts.
  • Represents Ernst & Young Inc. in its role as the court-appointed monitor of Performance Sports Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries, which debtors are undertaking dual plenary cross-border restructurings under both the CCAA and Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and successfully sold substantially all of their assets for $575 million.
  • Represented Endurance Energy Ltd. in connection with its proceedings under the CCAA, an Alberta-based oil and gas production company, which successfully sold its assets as part of its restructuring efforts.
  • Part of the TGF team to successfully dismiss a bankruptcy proceeding against
    a high-profile individual in a contested bankruptcy application.
  • Represents special loans groups in various large national banks.
  • Represents secured debenture holders of a public company.
  • Assisted the TGF team representing United States Steel Corporation, the global parent of U. S. Steel Canada in U. S. Steel Canada’s CCAA proceedings.
  • Assisted the TGF team representing Coopers & Lybrand Chartered Accountants in connection with its proceedings under the CCAA.

Representative Mandates

Endurance Energy Ltd.: CCAA proceedings for Endurance Energy Ltd

Represents Endurance Energy Ltd. in connection with its proceedings under the CCAA, an Alberta-based oil and gas production company, which successf...

Professional Involvement

Rachel is the Director of Website and Communications of the Ontario Network of the International Women’s Insolvency &  Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC). She currently sits on the TMA Next Gen Committee (Toronto Network).

Rachel is a member of:

  • Committee for Toronto’s NextGen Division of the Turnaround Management Association
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
  • Spring Gala Committee for Turnaround Management Association
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Education

  • J.D. (Western), 2014
  • B.A. (Hons), (Western), 2011

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