Kourtney Rylands 

Kourtney Rylands

Calgary
TD Canada Trust Tower, Suite 1700
421 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K9

t: 403.355.3326
e: kourtney.rylands@mcmillan.ca

overview

Kourtney Rylands is an associate in the firm’s Corporate Restructuring and Business Law practice groups. Her Corporate Restructuring practice focuses on security enforcement, receiverships, reorganizations, bankruptcies, and liquidations. Kourtney has advised banks, financial institutions, borrowers, court appointed receivers and trustees in bankruptcy in domestic and cross-border restructuring proceedings.

Kourtney’s Business Law practice focuses primarily on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and regulatory matters for governments, quasi-governmental entities and companies in a number of industries, including oil and gas, life sciences, applied technology, manufacturing, agriculture and insurance.

Kourtney was called to the bar in 2015. She received Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Calgary in 2011, where she graduated with first class honours. Kourtney also received her Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary in 2014. Before law school, Kourtney gained business and client service experience with the provincial and federal governments.

Publications

Supreme Court of Canada Allows Redwater Appeal: Regulator entitled to super-priority for abandonment and reclamation costs
The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Insolvency Proceedings Annual Review of Insolvency Law
Appeal Dismissed: Decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Re Redwater Confirms Paramountcy of BIA
The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Bankruptcy
Pre-Packs under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act: Has the Push for Efficiency Undermined Fairness
Redwater Appeal Creates Continued Uncertainty for Insolvent Oil and Gas Companies in Alberta
New Rules for Asset Sales by Insolvent Producers (at least for now)
Compromise with the Alberta Energy Regulator: Navigating a Receivership in Alberta's Oil Patch
TSX and TSXV provide guidance on new rights offering exemptions
Knock-for-Knock Indemnification Clauses in the Oil and Gas Industry

Education

  • University of Calgary, J.D. - 2014
  • University of Calgary, B.A. Political Science - 2011
  • University of Calgary, B.A. Psychology - 2011

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Alberta bar - 2015

Practices

business formation
business law
capital markets
corporate finance
mergers and acquisitions

Industries

banking
energy
private equity - buyouts & venture capital investment
startups and emerging companies
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Kourtney Rylands is an associate in the firm’s Corporate Restructuring and Business Law practice groups. Her Corporate Restructuring practice focuses on security enforcement, receiverships, reorganizations, bankruptcies, and liquidations. Kourtney has advised banks, financial institutions, borrowers, court appointed receivers and trustees in bankruptcy in domestic and cross-border restructuring proceedings.

Kourtney’s Business Law practice focuses primarily on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and regulatory matters for governments, quasi-governmental entities and companies in a number of industries, including oil and gas, life sciences, applied technology, manufacturing, agriculture and insurance.

Kourtney was called to the bar in 2015. She received Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Calgary in 2011, where she graduated with first class honours. Kourtney also received her Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary in 2014. Before law school, Kourtney gained business and client service experience with the provincial and federal governments.

February 2018
The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Insolvency Proceedings Annual Review of Insolvency Law

Annual Review of Insolvency Law

Co-authored with Wael Rostom
March 2017
The Enforceability of Make-Whole Clauses in Bankruptcy

Insolvency and Restructuring Bulletin

February 2017
Pre-Packs under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act: Has the Push for Efficiency Undermined Fairness

Annual Review of Insolvency Law
Co-authored with Tushara Weerasooriya, Adam Maerov, and Caireen Hanert