Alexander K.V. Shalashniy


Practice Areas

Construction, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency & Restructuring, Litigation, Lotteries, Regulatory


P: 306.525.7236 F: 306.359.0590




Alexander carries on the practice of law with a focus on insolvency & restructuring and commercial litigation.

Insolvency & restructuring experience includes providing advice and representation in relation to:
    • Receiverships
    • Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) matters
    • Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) matters including to Licensed Insolvency Trustees and individuals facing bankruptcy
    • BIA Proposals
    • Debtor companies looking to restructure their debt

His litigation experience includes:
    • Appearing in the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, lower courts in Alberta, the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada
    • Advising on appellate matters including appeals, applications for leave to appeal and intervention applications
    • Litigating and advising on matters relating to debt recovery, construction disputes, defamation, administrative law, lotteries, and other commercial litigation matters in the areas of energy, shareholder disputes, and farming

Alexander also provides advice on elections law applying to Third Party Advertisers.

He also has experience in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law from his earlier practice at Kanuka Thuringer LLP from 2012-2014.

Alexander returned to Kanuka Thuringer LLP in 2017 after working for the Saskatchewan Minister of Finance and serving as a Chief of Staff to the Minister of Justice & Attorney General, the Minister of Social Services & the Minister Responsible for Corrections & Policing for nearly three years.


  • Insolvency Issues in Insurance (2018)
  • Recovery Strategies for Lenders (2019)
  • Primer on the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (2019)

Recognition and Appointments

  • In 2012, Alexander was awarded the prestigious Edward K Rowan-Legg Memorial Award at the Canadian Legal Conference in Vancouver by the Canadian Bar Association

Memberships and Involvement

  • Canadian Bar Association
    • Member, National Communications Committee (2015-16)
    • Regina Representative, Provincial Council, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch (2011-2015)
    • Executive Member, National Business Law Section (2013-14)
    • Writer, CBA National Magazine, Bar Notes (2012-2014)
  • Regina Bar Association
  • Canadian International Council (Member 2006-present)
    • President, South Saskatchewan Branch (2015-16; 2017-present)
    • Vice President South Saskatchewan Branch (2012-15)
  • Secretary, Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Regina Branch (2014-15)
  • Administrative Director, Regina Chapter, Saskatchewan Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (2012-2014)
  • Member, University of Saskatchewan Alumni Advisory Council (2011-2013)


  • B.A (Honours), Great Distinction, (Political Studies) University of Saskatchewan, 2008
    • Exchange to St. Petersburg State University (Russia), 2008
  • J.D., University of British Columbia, 2011
    • Exchange to the University of Houston (International Oil & Gas Law), 2010
  • Admitted to Saskatchewan Bar, 2012
  • Canadian Securities Course (CSC), Canadian Securities Institute, 2012