A. Timothy Baron

Partner

A. Timothy Baron

A. Timothy Baron

Partner

Tim’s practice focuses on debt finance, investment funds, derivatives and domestic and offshore structured finance. Clients rely on his dynamic and creative solutions for their complex and challenging matters.

Highly regarded for his specialized knowledge and business-minded approach, Tim is often sought after by leading domestic and foreign banks and large investment funds for his practical advice.

He is known for his responsive approach, and clients regularly consult him for guidance on syndicated and asset-backed lending facilities and project finance. He also has significant expertise in structuring and establishing complex private funds, including hedge funds, real estate, private equity and infrastructure funds. He advises numerous corporate and institutional end-users on derivative transactions and their complex regulatory regimes.

Tim has taught sections of the Advanced Business Law Workshop at Osgoode Hall Law School. He speaks at numerous conferences and writes on topics related to lending, investment funds and derivatives.

A. Timothy Baron

Partner

Tim’s practice focuses on debt finance, investment funds, derivatives and domestic and offshore structured finance. Clients rely on his dynamic and creative solutions for their complex and challenging matters.

Highly regarded for his specialized knowledge and business-minded approach, Tim is often sought after by leading domestic and foreign banks and large investment funds for his practical advice.

He is known for his responsive approach, and clients regularly consult him for guidance on syndicated and asset-backed lending facilities and project finance. He also has significant expertise in structuring and establishing complex private funds, including hedge funds, real estate, private equity and infrastructure funds. He advises numerous corporate and institutional end-users on derivative transactions and their complex regulatory regimes.

Tim has taught sections of the Advanced Business Law Workshop at Osgoode Hall Law School. He speaks at numerous conferences and writes on topics related to lending, investment funds and derivatives.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and The Toronto-Dominion Bank

Acted for the underwriters, being Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and The Toronto-Dominion Bank, in connection with the financing of Acasta Enterprises Inc.'s acquisition of Apollo Health & Beauty Care Partnership and JemPak Corporation for aggregate consideration, together with Acasta's acquisition of the commercial aviation finance advisory and asset management businesses of Stellwagen Finance Company, of $1.2 billion.

Spear Street Capital, LLC

Acted for Spear Street Capital, LLC in connection with its $305-million purchase of the majority of BlackBerry Limited's real estate holdings in Canada, including its global headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario. BlackBerry sold more than 3 million square feet of space as well as vacant lands, and leased back a portion of the space.

Diversified Global Asset Management Corporation

Acted for Diversified Global Asset Management Corporation, a global manager of hedge funds with more than $6.7 billion in managed and advised assets, in its acquisition by The Carlyle Group. 

Plenary Properties DES LP

Acted for Plenary Properties DES LP which was awarded a 10-year contract to provide Driver Examination Services for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

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OSC Finalizes Rules on OTC Derivatives Reporting

Nov. 20, 2013 - On November 14, 2013, the Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC) published revised versions of harmonized derivatives rules in respect of product determination, trade repositories and derivatives data reporting (the Rules). The revisions to the Rules address comments received by the OSC on draft...

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Mandatory Dispute Resolution Proposed in Amendments to NI 31-103

Nov. 23, 2012 - On November 15, 2012, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published proposed amendments to National Instrument 31-103 – Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations (NI 31-103) and the associated companion policy requiring a mandatory dispute resolution...

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Derivative Instruments; Banking and Financial Institutions; Project Finance

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Derivatives Law; Project Finance Law

Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds—Formation

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1996

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, LLM (Finance and the Regulation of Financial Institutions), 1999
Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 1994
University of Toronto, BA (Commerce & Economics), 1988

Professional Affiliations

Managed Funds Association

Teaching Engagements

Tim teaches sections of the Advanced Business Law Workshop at Osgoode Hall Law School. He has also lectured at Osgoode’s Intensive Course in Commercial Loan Finance and Security on the topic “The Loan Transaction from A to Z.”