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.
Anson Advisors and Anson Funds Management
Acted for Anson Advisors and Anson Funds Management with the documentation of Anson East Master Fund L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership and a Cayman feeder fund. The funds will utilize a range of investment strategies, primarily including investments in publicly-traded equity securities (both short and long common stocks and equity options) to create a concentrated portfolio of best available opportunistic investments in special situations.
Samara Capital Inc.
Acted for Samara Capital Inc. with the regulatory exemptions and reorganization of Samara Fund Ltd. as a feeder fund that invests substantially all of its capital in a Cayman Islands master fund. The funds are authorized to invest in a wide range of investments and use a broad range of investment strategies on an opportunistic basis.
Anson Advisors Inc. and Anson Funds Management LP
Acting for Anson Advisors Inc. and Anson Funds Management LP with the structuring and documentation of Anson North Star Tactical Equity Fund L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, with a Canadian feeder formed as a unit trust, a Canadian feeder formed as an Ontario limited partnership, a Cayman Islands feeder and potentially a U.S. feeder fund.
DPS Capital Inc.
Acting for DPS Capital Inc. with the restructuring of Parkwood Limited Partnership Fund as a feeder fund, investing substantially all of its capital in a Cayman Islands master fund.
Anson Advisors Inc.
Acted for Anson Advisors Inc. in the formation of the Arch Absolute Return Real Estate Funds pursuant to a joint venture with Arch Corporation and its affiliates.
Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd.
Acted for Waratah Capital in the formation of the Royalty Capital Limited Partnerships, each of which invests in Lithium Royalty Corporation.
Breton Hill Capital Ltd.
Acted for Breton Hill Capital Ltd., a Canadian investment firm managing approximately US$2 billion in client assets, in its sale to Neuberger Berman Group LLC, a global, independent, employee-owned investment manager.
White Crane Capital Corp.
Acted as counsel for White Crane Capital Corp. in the structuring and formation of the White Crane Multi-Strategy Funds.
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.
COVID-19: What Private Fund Managers Need to Know Now
Mar. 24, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic will affect managers of private funds in several ways. The nature and extent to which any particular fund manager is affected by COVID-19 will depend on many factors, including the type of fund, the investor base of the fund and whether the fund is currently being marketed to...
COVID-19: Considerations for Investment Funds
Mar. 24, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic will affect managers of hedge funds and other similarly structured open-ended private funds in a number of ways. The nature and extent to which any particular fund and its manager are affected by COVID-19 will depend on the stage and maturity of the fund, the investment...
Go North, Young Fund! Marketing Private Funds in Canada, co-author
Oct. 31, 2019 - Canada is an attractive market for foreign private funds that wish to market to, and place their interests with, institutional or high-net-worth investors. Foreign private fund managers sometimes find themselves perplexed by the various rules and regulations that apply to their private...
Regulatory Aspects of Investment Funds in Canada, annual
July 15, 2019 - Investment Funds & Private Equity (IBFD Tax Research Platform)
Purchase a copy of Investment Funds & Private Equity.
New Rules for Custody of Client Assets in Force Soon
May 10, 2018 - Last summer, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published the final version of the amendments to registrants’ obligations with respect to the custody of client assets, among other changes, under National Instrument 31-103, Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing...
Discussion Paper: The Quality of the Shareholder Vote in Canada
Oct. 22, 2010 - Reason for the PaperAs a firm, we have extensive experience with shareholder meetings. Some of these meetings are routine, others involve proxy battles, the approval of important transactions or votes on governance matters such as shareholder rights plans or stock option plans. Together with our...
Lexpert Special Edition on Finance and M&A
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Banking and Financial Institutions; Derivative Instruments; Investment Funds and Asset Management: Investment Funds; Project Finance
The Best Lawyers in Canada—Banking and Finance Law; Derivatives Law; Project Finance Law; Securities Law
Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Private Funds; Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds—Formation