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Vicki Tickle, a repeatedly recommended lawyer in the area of insolvency and financial restructuring, is a seasoned lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in Australia, England and Canada.

Working with a wide range of clients, Vicki acts on behalf of lenders, insolvency professionals, challenged companies, suppliers, directors and officers, and other stakeholders, in Canada and internationally. She helps craft pragmatic commercial solutions for clients in such diverse fields as cannabis, retail, forestry, technology, independent power generation, mining, and manufacturing.

Vicki is a keen promoter and supporter of women working in the insolvency and restructuring area. She is the immediate Past Chair of the Western Canada Network of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.



Representative Matters

Vicki’s experience covers a wide range of matters, including:

  • Counsel for PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. in its role as monitor in the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceedings of Quest University Canada.
  • Counsel for Miniso Canada, a national retailer of Japanese lifestyle products, in connection with its CCAA proceedings.
  • Counsel for Deep Sea Mining Finance Ltd., in its role as interim lender to Nautilus Minerals Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries, in the Nautilus Group’s CCAA proceedings.
  • Counsel for PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. in its role as proposal trustee and trustee in bankruptcy of Resource Capital Gold Corp.
  • Counsel for Deloitte Restructuring Inc. in its role as Court-appointed receiver of Wedgemount Power, the developer of an independent run-of-river power project near Whistler, British Columbia.
  • Counsel for Physical Enterprises Inc., a health and fitness software development company, in relation to its successful Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act proposal proceedings and business sale.
  • Acting for the monitor of a corporate group, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, with forestry, pulp and paper operations and assets across Canada, in the United States and internationally.
  • Acting for the monitor in the CCAA proceedings of a corporation engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, mining and milling of minerals, including tungsten.
  • Acting for Canadian and international suppliers in connection with the CCAA proceedings of Target Canada and Toys “R” Us Canada.
  • Advising an online fashion retailer regarding its insolvency and restructuring options.
  • Acting as representative counsel for over 3,400 investors in connection with the CCAA proceedings of a failed investment scheme with debts of more than $370 million.
  • Acting for the senior secured lender in connection with the receivership of a multi-jurisdictional haulage company.
  • Acting for the court officer in respect of the receivership and bankruptcy of one of North America’s largest pet food and supply retailers.
  • Acting for the senior secured lender in respect of the CCAA proceedings of a large scale resort development near Victoria, British Columbia.

 


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Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized by the Best Lawyers in Canada (2021) as a leading lawyer in the area of Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Recognized in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the area of Insolvency & Financial Restructuring: Financial Restructuring
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2020) as a leading lawyer in the area of Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Law
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2019) as a leading lawyer in the area of Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Law

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Insolvency Institute of Canada
  • Insolvency Section, Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) – Past Chair, Western Canada Network
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Law Society of England and Wales

Education & Admissions

2008
Called to the British Columbia bar
2005
Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales
1997
Admitted as a solicitor in Queensland
1994
LLB University of Queensland
1992
BA (English) University of Queensland

Publications

  • “Conflicting Case Law, Competing Statutes, and the Confounding Priority Battle of the Interim Financing Charge and the Crown’s Deemed Trust for Source Deductions,” Annual Review of Insolvency Law (February 2019)
  • “Is That My Receivable?,” Annual Review of Insolvency Law (February 2017)

Insights by Vicki Tickle (2 Posts)

Asking Lenders for Time to Deal with COVID-19 Problems

Mar 31, 2020

Guide for borrowers to discussing loan defaults and additional credit support with lenders.

No Strata Supermajority Needed to Hire Realtor, B.C. Supreme Court Confirms

Jun 11, 2018

The B.C. Supreme Court recently confirmed that a strata council only needs a simple majority of owners to authorize the council to hire a realtor to solicit.