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Ontario, 2015


J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School

BPHE/B.Sc., Queen's University

Hilary Fender

Hilary Fender is an associate practising in the Financial Services Group. Her practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, representing both lenders and borrowers involved in domestic and cross-border lending transactions and corporate reorganizations.

Hilary’s recent representations include: 

  • Ad Hoc Committee of Bondholders of Trident Exploration Corp. in connection with its CBCA recapitalization
  • Connacher Oil and Gas Limited in connection with its CCAA proceedings
  • Delaware Trust as Unsecured Notes Trustee in connection with Tervita Corporation’s CBCA recapitalization
  • Canadian counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Nortel Networks Inc. and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries in cross-border CCAA/Chapter 11 proceedings
  • Tenor Capital Management as DIP lender to Crystallex International Corporation in its CCAA/Chapter 15
  • Guyana Goldfields Inc. in a US$185 million project finance facility to fund the Aurora Gold Project in Guyana

Prior to joining Cassels Brock as an associate, she was both a summer and articling student at the firm. Hilary received her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2014 where she was a recipient of the Legal and Literary Society Award for contribution to student life. In addition, she worked as a research assistant to Associate Dean Trevor Farrow and Professor Allan Hutchinson, was a member of the Wilson Moot Team and choreographed and produced Osgoode Hall’s Mock Trial, an annual musical sketch comedy show. In the fall of 2013, she spent a term studying abroad at the University of Copenhagen where she studied EU competition and intellectual property law. 

Prior to studying law, Hilary graduated on the Dean’s List from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Physical Health and Education and a Bachelor of Sciences, majoring in Life Sciences.

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