Our Banking practice is a broad-based practice that deals with all aspects of on-balance sheet and off-balance sheet debt financing for businesses both within Canada and internationally. Our practice involves acting on all types of domestic, cross-border and international financings for both borrowers and lenders. In addition we also provide integrated advice with respect to the tax and regulatory issues associated with such transactions. Our practice extends beyond traditional bank lending arrangements to include a variety of alternative financing arrangements, including commercial paper financing, project financing, leasing, high-yield debt, Eurobonds, derivatives and private placements. We take great pride in the fact that many of the transactions in which we have been involved have been the first of their kind in Canada.

Our Clients

Our Banking practice works closely with other firm practice groups, including Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, Commercial Real Estate and Tax, to provide seamless representation and integrated legal services to a wide variety of clients, including some of the world's largest commercial banks, insurance companies, investment banks, public and private pension funds, finance companies, investment and merchant banking firms, private investment funds and other institutional lenders and investors, as well as LBO sponsors, private equity funds, hedge funds, strategic buyers, borrowers and issuers of securities.

Lawyers in our Banking group also have considerable experience working with clients across a variety of industries, including Energy, Life Sciences, Mining, Retail and Technology.


The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory place Davies Toronto and Montréal at the centre of their bull’s eyes for corporate transactions, relative to firm size, a category that includes our Banking practice

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Banking & Finance

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Banking

The Legal 500: Canada—Banking and Finance

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

  • Banking & Financial Institutions: Toronto
  • Derivative Structures: Toronto

The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Banking & Financial Institutions

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

  • Banking & Financial Institutions: Toronto (Most Frequently Recommended firm)
  • Asset-Based Lending: Toronto
  • Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing: Toronto and Montréal
  • Asset Securitization: Montréal
  • Banking & Financial Institutions: Montréal
  • Derivative Instruments: Toronto and Montréal

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Banking and Finance Law

Who's Who Legal: Canada—Banking

Who's Who Legal: Banking—Finance

Recent Work

  • Acquisition financing of Acasta's $1.2-billion acquisition of Apollo Health and JemPak
  • Project financing of the BeamLight Solar Project located in Georgina, Ontario


Key Contacts

Scott Hyman Scott R. Hyman
Carol Pennycook Carol D. Pennycook
Derek Vesey Derek R.G. Vesey
Alain Roberge Alain Roberge
Elias Benhamou Elias Benhamou